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  • Maria Petrou Prize for Invariance in Computer Vision: At the British Machine Vision Conference 2013 (BMVC 2013, Sept. 9-13, 2013, Bristol, UK), Oliver Demetz, David Hafner, and Joachim Weickert have received the Maria Petrou Prize for Invariance in Computer Vision for their paper "The Complete Rank Transform: A Tool for Accurate and Morphologically Invariant Matching of Structures". In total, 439 papers have been submitted.

  • Conference Organisation: Joachim Weickert was the general chair of the 35th German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR 2013, September 3-6, 2013, Saarbrücken, Germany). The proceedings have appeared in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

  • Press Coverage: Our visual computing activities that are inspired from phenomena in nature are covered in the magazine c't. With more than 1 million readers, c't is one of the most influential computer magazines in Germany.

  • Keynote Talk: Joachim Weickert has given a keynote talk at Computer Graphics International 2013 (CGI 2013, June 12-14, 2013, Hannover, Germany), one of the oldest conferences on computer graphics.

  • Ph.D. Defence: On May 29, 2013 Sven Grewenig has defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Fast Explicit Methods for PDE-based Image Analysis". Prof. Tobias Preusser (Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany) was external committee member.

  • Keynote Talk: Joachim Weickert has given a keynote talk in the section Mathematical Signal and Image Processing of the 84th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2013, March 18-22, 2013, Novi Sad, Serbia).

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  • Reviewer Award: Andrés Bruhn was awarded for his outstanding reviews at the Tenth Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2010, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-12, 2010).

  • Open Source Library: For our award-winning work on fast explicit diffusion (FED) algorithms we have released an open source library. It allows to speed up existing explicit schemes by several orders of magnitude.

  • Junior Research Group: As of October 1, 2010, Andrés Bruhn heads his own junior reseach group Vision and Image Processing within the Multimodal Computing and Interaction Cluster of Excellence.

  • Best Paper Award: On September 24, 2010, Sven Grewenig, Joachim Weickert, and Andrés Bruhn have received the Best Paper Award at the DAGM 2010 Conference for their paper "From Box Filtering to Fast Explicit Diffusion".

  • Technical Committee: On September 23, 2010 Joachim Weickert has been elected to the Technical Committee of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM).

  • Two Keynote Lectures: Joachim Weickert has given the opening and closing keynote lectures at the 2010 Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP 2010, September 8-10, 2010, Limerick).

  • Area Chair: Joachim Weickert has served as area chair for the Eleventh Europan Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2010, September 5-11, 2010, Heraklion, Greece).

  • Full Professor Position: On September 2, 2010 Thomas Brox (Berkeley) has been appointed full professor at the University of Freiburg where he heads the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Group. Between 2002 and 2005 he was a Ph.D. student in our group.

  • Keynote Lecture: Joachim Weickert has given a keynote lecture at the Fourth International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration (July 11-13, 2010, Lübeck).

  • Lecturer Position: On April 1, 2010 Martin Welk has accepted a permanent position as a university lecturer for biomedical image analysis at the University for Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall (Austria).

  • Declined Professorship: On March 19, 2010, Joachim Weickert has declined an offer for a full professorship for image processing and data analysis at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize: On March 15, 2010 Joachim Weickert has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The Leibniz Prize is the most prestigeous science award in Germany and includes up to 2.5 million Euro in research funds.

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  • Workshop Organisation: Joachim Weickert is one of the co-organisers of the German-Israeli Workshop for Vision and Image Sciences 2008 (Haifa, Israel, November 4-6).

  • Teaching Award: On October 20, Andrés Bruhn received the Summer Term Teaching Prize 2008 (Busy Beaver Award) for his lecture "Correspondence Problems in Computer Vision".

  • Reviewer Award: Andrés Bruhn was awarded for his outstanding reviews at the Tenth European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2008, October 12-18, 2008, Marseille, France).

  • Reviewer Award: Joachim Weickert was awarded for his outstanding reviews at the 2008 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2008, June 24-26, 2008, Anchorage, AL).

  • Cor Baayen Award Finalist: Andrés Bruhn has been nominated as one of two Germans for the prestigeous Cor Baayen Award of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM).

  • Keynote Lecture: Joachim Weickert has given a keynote lecture at the Third International Conference on Image and Signal Processing (ICISP 2008, July 1-3, 2008, Cherbourg-Octeville, France.

  • Keynote Lecture: Joachim Weickert has given a keynote lecture at the Seventh International Conference on Mathematical Methods for Curves and Surfaces (MMCS 2008, June 26 - July 1, 2008, Tønsberg, Norway).

  • Dean: On April 1, 2008 Joachim Weickert has become dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science for a duration of two years.

  • Editorial Board: In March 2008, Joachim Weickert has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Algorithms in Cognition, Informatics and Logic.

  • Ph.D. Defence: On February 14, 2008 Stephan Didas has defended his Ph.D. thesis "Denoising and Enhancement of Digital Images: Variational Methods, Integrodifferential Equations, and Wavelets". Prof. Gabriele Steidl (University of Mannheim, Germany) and Prof. Xue-Chen Tai (University of Bergen, Norway) were external committee members.

News 2007

  • Workshop Organisation: Joachim Weickert was one of the general chairs of Vision, Modeling and Visualization 2007 (VMV 2007, Nov. 7-9, 2007, Saarbrücken, Germany).

  • Dissertation Award: On October 22, 2007, Andrés Bruhn received the Dr. Eduard Martin Prize for an outstanding dissertation. This prize is given anually by the Vereinigung der Freunde der Universität des Saarlandes to the best Ph.D. student of each faculty.

  • Area Chair: Joachim Weickert has served as area chair for the Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2007, October 14-20, 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

  • Dissertation Award: On September 26, 2006, Andrés Bruhn received the 2006 GI Dissertation Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in computer science in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • Conference Tutorial: On September 11, 2006, Andrés Bruhn gave a joint tutorial with Thomas Brox (University of Bonn) on Variational Optical Flow Estimation at the 29th Annual Symposium of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM 2007, September 12-14, 2007, Heidelberg, Germany).

  • Keynote Lecture: Joachim Weickert has given a keynote lecture at ORASIS 2007 (Obernai, France, June, 4-8, 2007).

  • Workshop Organisation: Joachim Weickert is one of the co-organisers of the Journées de Metz 2007 (May 3-5, 2007, Metz, France).

  • Workshop Organisation: Joachim Weickert was one of the co-organisers of the Dagstuhl Workshop on Visualization and Processing of Tensor Fields (January 9-13, 2007).

  • Editorial Board: In January 2007, Joachim Weickert has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision.

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  • Best Paper Award: At the 2005 Annual Symposium of the German Pattern Recognition Society (August 30 - September 2, 2005, Vienna, Austria), the paper "A System for Markerless Human Motion Estimation" has been awarded a best paper pize. It has been co-authored by Thomas Brox.

  • Paper Award: At the 2005 Annual Symposium of the German Pattern Recognition Society (August 30 - September 2, 2005, Vienna, Austria), a paper award has been given to Natalia Slesareva, Andrés Bruhn, and Joachim Weickert for their paper "Optic Flow Goes Stereo: A Variational Method for Estimating Discontinuity-Preserving Dense Disparity Maps".

  • Invited Talk: Joachim Weickert was an invited speaker at the Conference on PDE-Based Image Processing and Related Inverse Problems (Oslo, Norway, August 8-12, 2005).

  • Editorial Board: In July 2005, Joachim Weickert has been appointed to the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.

  • Ph.D. Defence: On April 26, 2005 Thomas Brox has defended his Ph.D. thesis with the title "From Pixels to Regions: Partial Differential Equations in Image Analysis". INRIA Resaerch Director Dr. Rachid Deriche (INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France) and Prof. Thomas Sonar (Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany) were external committee members.

  • Conference Organisation: Joachim Weickert was one of the organisers of the Fifth International Conference on Scale Space on PDE Methods in Computer Vision (Scale Space 2005, April 7-9, 2005, Hofgeismar, Germany). The proceedings volume has appeared in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and selected and revised articles have been published in a special issue of the International Journal of Computer Vision (Vol. 70, No. 3, Dec. 2006).

News 2004

  • Declined Professorship: On December 22, 2004, Joachim Weickert has declined an offer for a full professorship for computational dynamics at the Free University of Berlin.

  • Workshop Organisation: Joachim Weickert has served in the Organising Committee of the Ollendorff Vision and Image Sciences Workshop (Technion, Haifa, Israel, Oct. 20-21, 2004).

  • 2004 Longuet-Higgins Best Paper Award: From a total of 555 manuscripts submitted to the Eighth European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2004), the paper "High Accuracy Optical Flow Estimation Based on a Theory for Warping" by Thomas Brox, Andrés Bruhn, Nils Papenberg, and Joachim Weickert has received the 2004 Longuet-Higgins Best Paper Award.

  • Area Chair: Joachim Weickert has served as area chair for the Eight European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2004, May 11-14, 2004, Prague, Czech Republic).

  • Workshop Organisation: Joachim Weickert and Hans Hagen (TU Kaiserslautern) have organised a Dagstuhl Workshop on Visualization and Image Processing of Tensor Fields. (April 18-23, 2004).

  • Workshop Organisation: Joachim Weickert was one of the co-organisers of the Dagstuhl Workshop on Geometric Properties from Incomplete Data. (March 21-26, 2004).

News 2003

News 2002

  • Keynote Talk: Joachim Weickert was an invited speaker at Vision, Modeling, and Visualization 2002 (VMV 2002, Erlangen, Germany, November 20-22, 2002).

  • Paper Award: At the 2002 Annual Symposium of the German Pattern Recognition Society (Zurich, Switzerland, September 16-18, 2002), a paper award has been given to Andrés Bruhn, Joachim Weickert, and Christoph Schnörr for their paper "Combining the Advantages of Local and Global Optic Flow Methods".

  • Workshop Organisation: Joachim Weickert was one of the co-organisers of the International Workshop on Growth and Motion in 3D Medical Images (Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1, 2002). Selected articles have been published as a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (Vol. 22, No. 6, June 2003).

  • Area Chair: Joachim Weickert has served as area chair for the Seventh European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2002, May 28-31, 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark).

  • Editorial Board: In January 2002, Joachim Weickert has been appointed to the editorial board of the Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis.

News 2001

  • Founding of the MIA Group: The Mathematical Image Analysis Group has been established on December 1, 2001. Founding members were Andrés Bruhn and Joachim Weickert. In the next half a year five new members have joined: Thomas Brox, Bernhard Burgeth, Christian Feddern, Pavel Mrázek, and Martin Welk.

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