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Symposium SVCP17 - Symposium on Visual Computing and Perception

07.06.2017 13:00 - 08.06.2017 16:00
Campus Nord, TU Braunschweig

Speaker(s): Micheal Bach, Heinrich Bülthoff, Jan Koenderink, Holger Theisel, Bernt Schiele, Erik Reinhard

Computer graphics, vision, and psychophysics form a scientific triad whose interdisciplinary research is about to fundamentally change the way we drive our cars, watch movies, play games, communicate with one another and computers, socially interact, learn, live. In six distinguished lectures, some of the most renowned scientists worldwide in these fields will share their view on what has already been accomplished, which challenges still lie ahead, and what we may expect in the future. The symposium is intended to bring together all scientific communities interested in visual computing and perception, to stir everyone's imagination, and to foster exciting new research between graphics, vision, and perception. (SVCP'17 web page)

SVCP17 - Symposium on Visual Computing and Perception

Talk Einsatz der Unity-Engine in VR-Umgebungen

12.05.2017 13:00
ICG Lab Campus Nord

Speaker(s): Marcus Riemer

Die Unity-Engine ist eine populäre Entwicklungsumgebung für Spiele und interaktive Anwendungen. Neben klassischen Zielplattformen wie PC oder Smartphone bietet Unity auch Entwicklungsschnittstellen für verschiedenste VR Systeme. Marcus Riemer berichtet über den Einsatz von Unity an der FH Wedel sowie die Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten der Nutzung für individuelle VR Systeme am Beispiel eines CAVE Virtual Environment.

Weitere Vortragende: Steffen Kurt, Florian Habib

Symposium The Entanglement between Gesture, Media and Politics

24.04.2017 13:00 - 28.04.2017 13:00
HBK Institute for Performing Arts and ICG Dome, Northern Campus

Host(s): Jan-Philipp Tauscher, Chair(s): Paul Bittner, Speaker(s): Timo Herbst

Das vorliegende Projekt The Entanglement between Gesture, Media and Politics untersucht die Verschränkungen körperlicher Gesten mit zeitgenössischen ubiquitären und global vernetzten Medientechnologien. Die Entwicklung dieser Technologien, so die Annahme, korrespondiert damit, dass sich die Frage nach Gesten in unterschiedlichen Disziplinen neuerlich und dringlich stellt. Seit den 1990er Jahren wächst das künstlerische und wissenschaftliche Interesse an Gesten; allerdings gibt es keine allgemeingültige Definition dessen, was eine Geste sei, vielmehr arbeiten unterschiedliche Ansätze mit je eigenen Konzepten, Methoden und Zielen.

Vor diesem Hintergrund erforscht das Projekt die Verschränkung von Gesten, Medien und Politik in der inter- und transdisziplinären Zusammenarbeit von Kunst und Wissenschaft. Dafür haben wir uns zwei Schwerpunktthemen gewählt: Unter der Überschrift „Un/Wahrnehmbare Gesten“ fragen wir, inwieweit das Verständnis und die Praxis von „Geste“ schon immer eine komplexe Konstruktion von Sinneseindrücken und Medientechnologien (gewesen) ist. Mit dem Schwerpunkt „Politische Geste“ untersuchen wir, wie intersubjektiv lesbare Gesten in ihre politischen und gesellschaftlichen Kontexte eingebunden sind und diese sogar neu bestimmen können.

Um einen gleichberechtigten Dialog zwischen KünstlerInnen und WissenschaftlerInnen zu gewähr- leisten, wechseln sich Phasen der gemeinsamen Arbeit in einer Workshopserie mit Phasen der indivi- duellen Forschung und Arbeit ab. Die Workshops bieten einen sehr spezifischen Ort der Begegnung und ein angemessenes Setting, um Methoden des interdisziplinären Zusammenarbeitens zu entwickeln und zu erproben. Durch den Wechsel von Methoden und Praktiken vertiefen die Teilnehmenden ihr eigenes disziplinäres Erforschen der Phänomene und entwickeln gleichermaßen transdisziplinäre Er- kenntnisse über Gesten in ihren Verschränkungen mit Medien und dem Politischen. Darüberhinaus erarbeitet das Projekt innerhalb der Workshopserie ein Framework für interdisziplinäre Forschung von Kunst und Wissenschaft.

Entlang der Erfordernisse und Ziele unserer Zusammenarbeit verspricht das Projekt „The Entangle- ment between Gesture, Media and Politics“ folgende Ergebnisse und Produkte: (1) eine Plattform zur Unterstützung kollaborativer Arbeitsprozesse; (2) Dokumentationen der Workshops; (3) individuelle Arbeiten der TeilnehmerInnen (Kunstwerke, Performances, Artikel usw.); (4) ein öffentliches Sympo- sium, um Prozesse und Ergebnisse einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit zu präsentieren; (5) eine Publikation zur nachhaltigen Dokumentation des Projekts und seiner Ergebnisse und (6) ein „White Paper“ für inter- und transdisziplinäre Forschung von Kunst und Wissenschaft.

The Entanglement between Gesture, Media and Politics

Talk Visual Computing and Perception

20.04.2017 13:00
GCafe, Stanford University, USA

Speaker(s): Marcus Magnor

Image are projections of the physical reality around us: any luminous or illuminated object continuously emits images of itself, in all directions and over huge distances. At the speed of light images convey a wealth of information about their origins, which our visual system deciphers almost without effort, in real time, extremely efficient, and enormously robust. Consequently, our visual sense has evolved to become the prime modality for gathering information of our environs. In my talk I will present a few ongoing projects to investigate how we perceive visual information and make use of perception to attain visual authenticity in computer graphics.

Talk Teamprojekt-Abschluss: Virtual Reality Dome

07.02.2017 13:30
ICG Lab, Campus Nord

Präsentation der Ergebnisse des studentischen Teamprojekts.

Talk Visual Computing - Bridging Real and Digital Domain

23.01.2017 16:00
Universität Konstanz

Invited talk at the University of Konstanz/SFB TRR 161 (abstract)

Talk Physik-basierte photorealistische Visualisierung astronomischer Nebel

09.12.2016 13:00
IZ G30

Speaker(s): Wolfgang Steffen

Talk Visual Computing - Bridging Real and Digital Domain

06.12.2016 14:00
IZ G30

Speaker(s): Marcus Magnor

invited remote talk at the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (abstract)

Talk Disputation

14.11.2016 13:00
Informatikzentrum, IZ 161

Speaker(s): Michael Stengel

Gaze-contingent Computer Graphics

Talk Disputation

07.10.2016 13:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G04

Speaker(s): Thomas Neumann

Reconstruction, Analysis, and Editing of dynamically deforming 3D-Surfaces

Talk Fast image reconstruction for Magnetic-Particle-Imaging by Chebyshev Transformations

08.08.2016 13:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Speaker(s): Leonard Schmiester

Image reconstruction in magnetic-particle-imaging (MPI) is done using an algebraic approach for Lissajous type measurement sequences. By solving a large linear system of equations the spatial distribution of magnetic nanoparticles can be determined. Despite the use of iterative solvers that converge rapidly, the size of the MPI system matrix leads to reconstruction times that are typically much longer than the actual data acquisition time. For this reason, matrix compression techniques have been introduced that transform the MPI system matrix into a sparse domain and then utilize this sparsity for accelerated reconstruction. Within this scope we investigate the Chebyshev transformation for matrix compression. By reducing the number of coefficients per matrix row to one, it is even possible to derive a direct reconstruction method that circumvents the usage of iterative solvers.

Talk MA-Talk: Guided Camera Placement for Image-Based Rendering

11.07.2016 13:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Speaker(s): Leslie Wöhler

Talk Promotions-V-Vg: Gaze-Contingent Perceptual Rendering in Computer Graphics

01.07.2016 13:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Speaker(s): Michael Stengel

Contemporary digital displays feature multi-million pixels at ever-increasing refresh rates. Reality, on the other hand, provides us with a view of the world that is continuous in space and in time. The discrepancy between viewing the physical world and its sampled depiction on digital displays gives rise to perceptual quality degradation. By measuring or estimating where we look, gaze-contingent algorithms aim at exploiting the way we visually perceive to remedy visible artifacts. In his dissertation pre-talk Michael Stengel will present recent results from projects in the field of gaze-contingent and perceptual algorithms. Two projects aim at boosting the perceived visual quality of conventional video footage when viewed on commodity monitors or projection. In addition he will describe a novel head-mounted display with real-time gaze tracking resulting in many novel applications in the context of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. In a follow-up project Michael and colleagues derived a novel gaze-contingent render method using active gaze tracking to reduce computational efforts when shading virtual worlds.

Talk Promotions-V-Vg: Reconstruction, Analysis and Editing of Dynamically Deforming 3D Surfaces

10.06.2016 13:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Speaker(s): Thomas Neumann

Dynamically deforming 3D surfaces play a major role in computer graphics. However, producing time-varying dynamic geometry at ever increasing detail is a labor-intensive process, and so a recent trend is to capture geometry data directly from the real world. The first part of this talk presents novel approaches in this direction, approaches that capture dense dynamic 3D surfaces from multi-camera systems in a particularly robust and accurate way. This provides highly realistic dynamic surface models for phenomena like moving garments and bulging muscles.

However, conveniently re-using, editing or otherwise analyzing dynamic 3D surface data is not yet possible. The second part of the talk thus deals with novel data-driven modeling and animation approaches. I first show a supervised data-driven approach for modeling human muscle deformations, an approach that scales to huge datasets and provides fine-scale, anatomically realistic deformations at a high quality not shown by previous data-driven methods. I then extend data-driven modeling to the unsupervised setting, thus providing editing tools for a wider set of input data ranging from facial performance captures and full body motion to muscle and cloth deformations. To this end, I introduce the concepts of sparsity and locality within a mathematical optimization framework. I also explore these concepts for constructing shape-aware functions that are useful for static geometry processing, registration and localized editing.

Talk MA-Talk: Interactive Realtime Image Segmentation

29.04.2016 11:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Speaker(s): Moritz Mühlhausen

Talk New Technologies driving Visual Computing Research

27.04.2016 14:30
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Speaker(s): Marcus Magnor

Recent developments in consumer electronics have a profound impact even on fundamental research agendas and conference programs in visual computing. Programmable GPUs, 3D movies, Kinect, HDR displays, 4k video projectors, Oculus Rift, or all-in-one smartphones are just a few examples of how sudden, widespread availability and adoption of “new” technologies drive contemporary research (even though most of it had, in fact, already been available in the lab for quite some time). In my talk, I will concentrate on a few ongoing consumer technology trends and demonstrate how they are triggering intriguing new research in visual computing.

Talk MA-Talk: Globally Weighted 3D Reconstruction with Accurate Visibility Computation

25.04.2016 13:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Speaker(s): Marc Kassubeck

Talk Image-based Methods to Measuring and Modeling Flow Phenomena of Gases and Liquids

14.04.2016 10:00
Honolulu, USA

Speaker(s): Marcus Magnor

invited plenary speaker at  ISIMet 2016 (abstract)

Talk Teamprojekt-Abschluss: Real-time Augmented Reality Hologram

12.02.2016 14:15
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Präsentation der Ergebnisse des studentischen Teamprojekts.

Talk Context-aware dynamic Sensor Fusion

28.09.2015 13:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Speaker(s): Thiemo Alldieck

Sensor fusion aims to compensate for individual strengths and weaknesses of different sensors. When recording a complex scene over a longer period, these characteristics might change, resulting in possible system instabilities. The presented work introduces a new dynamic method for data fusion of different imaging devices, namely RGB and thermal camera. Therefor background conformity values of two image sources are fused in order to enable stable background subtraction for persistent surveillance. Image quality heuristics based on image characteristics and contextual information are specified to evaluate the usefulness of the modalities and perform the fusion context aware.

Talk Three Geometric Structures and their Applications

18.09.2015 13:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G30

Speaker(s): Nabil Mustafa

Since the beginning of systematic research on geometric computing almost forty years ago, there has been a very fruitful interplay between the mathematical study of geometric structures and the search for efficient and practical solutions for a variety of problems involving geometric data. In this talk I will illustrate this with applications to three different areas: computer graphics, algorithms and combinatorics.

Talk Disputation

07.08.2015 10:00
Informatikzentrum, IZ 161

Speaker(s): Pablo Bauszat

Advanced Denoising and Memoryless Acceleration for Realistic Image Synthesis

Talk Disputation

27.07.2015 14:00
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G04

Speaker(s): Benjamin Meyer

Measuring, modeling and simulating the re-adaptation process of the Human Visual System after short-time glares in traffic scenarios

Talk Disputation

17.07.2015 15:00
Informatikzentrum, IZ 161

Speaker(s): Kai Ruhl

Interactive Spacetime Reconstruction in Computer Graphics

Talk Disputation

13.07.2015 13:15
Informatikzentrum, Seminarraum G04

Speaker(s): Maryam Mustafa

ElectroEncephaloGraphics - a Novel Modality for Graphics Research