Spotlight on Vision

Summer Term 2011

Seminar: Spotlight on Vision

Dr. Andrés Bruhn, Henning Zimmer

Summer Term 2011

Seminar (2h)

Notice for bachelor/master students of mathematics: This is a »Hauptseminar« in the sense of these study programs.

Important DatesDescriptionAdministrative detailsRequirementsOverview of Topics

First meeting: Friday, February 4, 2011, 14:15h, Building E1.1, Room 306

Sign-up deadline: Friday, February 3, 2011, 16:00h.

Regular meetings during summer term 2011:
Wednesday, 16:15h, Building E1.1, Room 306

Date of first regular meeting: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 .

Please direct all organisatorial requests to Dr. Andrés Bruhn

NEWS: The results of the seminar can be queried via our online query form.

The cerfificates (Scheine) are issued by the office of the Mathematics department. They can be obtained from Mrs. Voss, Building E2.4, Room 111 (math building, ground floor, 8.15-12.00 AM).

Contents: There has been enormous progress in computer vision and vision related topcs such as computational photography and image processing in recent years. Both the quality of the algorithms and the capabilites of the hardware have improved significantly. In this seminar the participants learn more about recent techniques published at the leading conferences and journals in the field.

Prerequisites: The seminar is designed for graduate students (i.e. advanced Bachelor, Master, and post-Vordiplom) of visual computing, computer science or mathematics. Specific knowledge in image analysis or computer visision is recommended.

Language: Understanding scientific text in English is indispensable. Talks and write-up can be in English or German.

Sign-up: If you are interested to participate, please sign up by e-mailing to from Friday, January, 28, 2011, 12:00h to Thursday, February 3, 2011, 16:00h. Please include your name, student ID (Matrikelnummer), date of birth, study program, and valid e-mail address.

Since the number of talks is limited, we ask for your understanding that participants are considered strictly in the order of registration – no exceptions.

Sessions: First meeting takes place Friday, February 4, 2011, 14:15h, Building E1.1, Room 306. Regular sessions will be weekly during the summer term each Wednesday at 16:15h, Building E1.1, Room 306.

Regular attendance: It is expected that you attend all seminar meetings, except for provable important reasons (we check).

Talk: Talk duration is 30 min, plus 15 min for discussion. Please do not deviate significantly from this time schedule.
You may give a presentation using a data projector (»beamer«), overhead projector or blackboard, or mix these media appropriately. English is preferred as language of presentation; if you should decide to talk in German anyway, you must use slides in English.

Write-up: The write-up has to be handed in till three weeks after the end of the lecturing period. The write-up should summarise your talk, about 5 pages per speaker will be adequate in most cases. Electronic submission is preferred. File format for electronic submissions is PDF – text processor files (like .doc) are not acceptable. We recommend using LaTeX. Adhere to the standards of scientific referencing: Quotations and copied material (such as images) must be clearly marked as such, and a bibliography is required.

Mandatory consultation: Talk preparation has to be presented to your seminar supervisor not later than in the week before the talk is given. It's your responsibility to approach us timely and make your appointment!

  Date   Paper
Apr 27 A1 H. Zimmer, A. Bruhn, J. Weickert
Optic flow in harmony
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) 2011
Apr 27 A2 L. Xu, J. Jia, Y. Matsushita
Motion detail preserving optical flow estimation
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2010
May 4 B1 Z.-F. Wang, Z.-G. Zheng
A region based stereo matching algorithm using cooperative optimization
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2008
May 4 B2 J. Stuehmer, S. Gumhold, D. Cremers
Real-time dense geometry from a handheld camera
German Pattern Recognition Symposium (DAGM) 2010
May 11 C1 C. Liu, W. Freeman
A high-quality video denoising algorithm based on realiable motion estimation
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2010
May 11 C2 M. Brown, D. Lowe
Automatic panoramic image stitching using invariant features
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) 2007
J. Zhu, L. Wang, R. Yang, J. Davis
Fusion of time-of-flight depth and stereo for high accuracy depth maps
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2008
May 18 D2 S. Schuon, C. Theobalt, J. Davis, S. Thrun
LidarBoost: Depth Superresolution for ToF 3D shape scanning
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2009
May 25 E1 A. Adams, E.-V. Talvala, S. Park, D. Jacobs, B. Ajdin,
N. Gelfand, J. Dolson, D. Vaquero, J. Baek, M. Tico, H. Lensch,
W. Matusik, K. Pulli, M. Horowitz, M. Levoy
The Frankencamera:
An experimental platform for computational photography

Jun 1 F1 H. Zimmer, A. Bruhn, J. Weickert
Freehand HDR imaging of moving scenes with simultaneous resolution enhancement
Jun 1 F2 S. Kang, M. Uyttendaele, S. Winder, R. Szeliski
High dynamic range video
Jun 8 G1 K. He, J. Sun, X. Tang
Guided image filtering
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2010
Jun 8 G2 J. Kypriandis, H. Kang
Image and video abstraction by coherence-enhancing filtering
Jun 15 G3 D. Glasner, S. Bagon, M. Irani
Super-resolution from a single image
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2009
M. Kass, J. Solomon
Smoothed local histogram filters
Jun 22 H1 S. Seitz, S. Baker
Filter flow
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2009
Jun 29 Seminar does not take place this week
Jul 6 H2 A. Agrawala, M. Dontcheva, M. Agrawala, S. Drucker, A. Colburn,
B. Curless, D. Salesin, M. Cohen
Interactive digital photomontage
Jul 6 H4 W. Lo, J. van Baar, C. Knaus, M. Zwicker, M. Gross
Stereoscopic 3D copy and paste
SIGGRAPH Asia 2010
Jul 6 D1 G. Petschnigg, M. Agrawala, H. Hoppe, R. Szeliski, M. Cohen, K. Toyama
Digital photography with flash and no-flash image pairs
Jul 6 H3 C. Barnes, E. Shechtman, A. Finkelstein, D. Goldman
PatchMatch: A randomized correspondence algorithm for structural image editing

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