Kolloquium WiSe 2016-17
Prof. Dr. Simone Frintrop - Universität Hamburg, Professor for Computer Vision CV, HCC
When: 14.11.2016, 17:15
Where: Room B-201, Konrad-Zuse-Hörsaal
Kognitive Bildverarbeitung für mobile Systeme
Cognitive Computer Vision for Mobile Systems
The amount of digital images in our daily live has grown exponentially during the last years, cameras are low-cost sensors which are present everywhere, and billions of images are daily shared on social media. Also the industrial interest in methods for digital image and video processing
is increasing strongly. As a consequence, the need for algorithms that automatically improve, analyze, and interpret images also rises more and more. Fortunately, the research field of computer vision has also advanced strongly during the last decade and many things which were not feasible a few years ago are suddenly achievable. However, when it comes to seemingly simple daily live questions such as "how many objects are on this table?", current systems reach their limits and it shows that the human visual system still outperforms machines clearly. - In my research group, we focus on biologically inspired methods for computer vision. That means, we develop algorithms that follow mechanisms of human vision, outgoing from psychophysical and neurobiological findings. Topics of our research include the detection of saliency in images and the discovery of objects. We focus on methods for mobile systems, such as wearable cameras or autonomous service robots.
- Since March 2016: Professor of Computer Vision at the department of computer science at the Universität Hamburg.
- 2015-2016: Privatdozentin (lecturer) at the university of Bonn
- 2014: Habilitation at the university of Bonn
- 2006-2016: Senior researcher at the university of Bonn.
- 2005-2006: Postdoc at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Member of the EU project Neurobotics
- 2005: Defense of my PhD thesis with the topic: "VOCUS: A Visual Attention System for Object Detection and Goal-directed Search", supervisor: Joachim Hertzberg
- 2002-2005: PhD student at the Fraunhofer Institute of Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS, later renamed to IAIS). Member of the EU project MACS.
- 2001: Diploma in computer science at the university of Bonn. Topic of diploma thesis: "Robuste Roboterlokalisierung mit omnidirektionaler Bildsensorik". Supervisor: Joachim Hertzberg
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schirmer