New Study Programme:
As of the Winter Term 2016 / 2017, Saarland University is offering
an integrated degree programme on
Mathematics and Computer Science. It has been initiated by Matthias
Hein and Joachim Weickert.
Best Paper Award:
At the 2016 German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR 2016,
Hanover, Germany, Sept. 12-15, 2016), David Hafner, Peter Ochs,
Joachim Weickert, Martin Reißel, and Sven Grewenig have received
the Best Paper Award for their publication on
"FSI Schemes: Fast Semi-Iterative Solvers for PDEs and Optimisation
Rothschild Visiting Professorship:
In September 2017, Joachim Weickert will be a
Visiting Professor at the Isaac Newton Institute for
Mathematical Sciences, located at the University of Cambridge (UK).
Joachim Weickert will be one of the co-organisers of a
Schloss Dagstuhl Seminar on
Inpainting-Based Image Compression (November 13-18, 2016).
Joachim Weickert has given an invited talk at the
International Conference on Imaging, Vision and Machine Learning
Based on Optimization and PDEs (Bergen, Norway, August 29 -
September 1, 2016).
On July 26, 2016, Nico Persch has defended his Ph.D. thesis on
"Physically-Based Image Reconstruction". Prof. Martin Welk (UMIT,
Hall, Austria) was external committee member.
Joachim Weickert has served as area chair for the Computer Vision
and Robot Vision Track of the
Conference on Pattern Recognition
(ICPR 2016, Dec. 4-8, 2016, Cancun, Mexico).
On July 8, 2016, Christopher Schroers has defended his Ph.D. thesis on
"Variational Surface Reconstruction". Prof. Thorsten Thormählen
(University of Marburg, Germany) was external committee member.
29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
(CVPR 2016, Las Vegas, NV, USA, June 26 - July 1, 2016), Peter Ochs
has received an Outstanding Reviewer Award.
On April 29, 2016, Pascal Peter has defended his Ph.D. thesis on
"Understanding and Advancing PDE-based Image Compression".
Prof. Joan Serra Sagristà (Universitat Autònoma de
Barcelona, Spain) and Dr. habil. Hanno Scharr (Forschungszentrum
Jülich, Germany) were external committee members.
Computer Science Teaching Award:
On April 18, 2016, a Busy Beaver Teaching Award of the computer
science students has been given to Joachim Weickert for his classes on
Differential Equations in Image Processing and Computer Vision.
Jean Kuntzmann Prize:
Joachim Weickert is the laureat of the
Prix Jean Kuntzmann 2016 pour les Sciences du Numérique.
This prize is awarded by the Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann and the
Persyval-Lab of the University Grenoble Alpes to honour outstanding
interdisciplinary research that covers mathematics, computer science,
Naoufal Amrani has received a mobility grant from the Autonomous
University of Barcelona that covers a three months visit to our group
between May and July 2016. It allows to continue our collaboration on
hyperspectral image compression that has started in 2015.
In February 2016, Joachim Weickert has been appointed to the editorial
board of the Springer book series
Computational Imaging and Vision.
On September 25, 2015, Oliver Demetz has defended his Ph.D. thesis on
"Feature Invariance versus Change Estimation in Variational Motion
Prof. Andrés Bruhn (University of Stuttgart, Germany) was external
Fifth International Conference on Scale Space and Variational
Methods in Computer Vision (SSVM 2015, Lège Cap Ferret, France,
May 31 - June 4, 2015), the MIA group has been awarded for
very thorough reviewing.
On March 30, 2015, Laurent Hoeltgen has defended his Ph.D. thesis on
"Optimal Interpolation Data for Image Reconstructions".
Prof. Thomas Pock (Graz University of Technology, Austria) was
external committee member.