Peter Kauff

Peter Kauff is head of the Vision and Imaging Technologies department and at the same time head of the Capture and Display Systems group. His R&D activities are related to the following keywords: 3D image and video analysis, real-time 3D video processing, 3D video communication, stereo processing, immersive media, multi-camera for 3D capturing, multi-projection for immersive 2D or 3D screening, auto-stereoscopic 3D display, human machine interfaces, touchless interaction with media content as well as augmented, virtual and mixed reality.

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Biography

Biography

Peter Kauff is one of the two heads of the Vision & Imaging Technologies Department at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, Berlin, Germany. He is also the co-head of the Capture & Display Systems Group in his department and a co-founder of the “Tomorrow’s immersive Media Experience Laboratory (TiME Lab)” at Fraunhofer HHI. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication from Technical University of Aachen, Germany in 1984. He has been with Fraunhofer HHI since then. He was involved in numerous German and European projects related to digital HD signal processing and coding, interactive streaming services, advanced 3D video, 3D cinema, 3D television, tele-presence and immersive media. Currently, his department, that he is heading jointly with Prof. Peter Eisert, consists of three research groups with about 30 researchers who manage up to 40 R&D projects and industrial contracts. Main topics of the ongoing R&D work are 3D image and video analysis, real-time 3D video processing, 3D video communication, stereo processing, immersive media, multi-camera for 3D capturing, multi-projection for immersive 2D or 3D screening, auto-stereoscopic 3D display, human machine interfaces, touchless interaction with media content as well as augmented, virtual and mixed reality.

Publications

Publications

Patents

Patents

Patents

EP2786580 Spatio-Temporal Disparity-Map Smoothing by Joint Multilateral Filtering

EP 2781099 Vorrichtung und Verfahren für Echtzeitfähige Disparitätsschätzung zur Darstellung einer Virtuellen Ansicht mit Eignung für Multi-Threaded-Ausführung

US 91/58994 Apparatus and Method for Real-Time Capable Disparity Estimation for Virtual View Rendering Suitable for Multi-Threaded Execution

US 14/287259 Disparity map generation including reliability estimation

US 9521362 View Rendering for the provision of Virtual Eye Contact Using Special Geometric Constraints in Combination with Eye-Tracking

EP 2695385 Capturing panoramic or semi-panoramic 3D scenes