Presented results of COCO Stuff Challenge

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Recently I attended the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2017 in Venice, Italy. Besides presenting a paper on Weakly Supervised Object Localization Using Things and Stuff Transfer, I was also one of the organizers of the Joint Workshop of the COCO and Places Challenges at ICCV 2017. I presented the COCO Stuff Segmentation ChallengeRead more

Overview of my Github projects

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In this article I would like to give a brief overview of my activities on GitHub. I try to make as much as possible of my research publicly available using open-source licenses. Statistics Project Visitors* Stars Forks Really awesome GAN 918 510 103 Really awesome semantic segmentation 363 141 41 COCO-Stuff 431 101 25 Matconvnet-CalvinRead more

Academic Guest at ETH Zurich in 2016/2017

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Starting from December 2016 I shall be visiting ETH Zurich as an academic guest. I will be kindly hosted by the CVG group of Prof. Marc Pollefeys. The plan is to spend the remainder of my PhD in Zurich and write my thesis there.Read more

Paper accepted at ECCV 2016

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My latest paper entitled Region-based semantic segmentation with end-to-end training has been accepted the the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2016. Semantic segmentation is the task of labeling each pixel in an image. Our work combines the advantages of the two main paradigms in semantic segmentation: Fully Convolutional Neural Networks can be trained end-to-end and region-basedRead more

List of contemporary semantic segmentation datasets

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I have compiled a list with all semantic segmentation papers that I have come across during my PhD and the datasets they use for their experiments. These include fully / semi / weakly supervised works. It comprises 139 papers and 39 datasets and nicely shows the growth of the field and the move from small-scale datasetsRead more

Paper accepted at BMVC 2015 in Swansea

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In June 2015 our paper was accepted to the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2015 in Swansea. The paper entitled “Joint Calibration for Semantic Segmentation” is a collaboration with Jasper Uijlings and Vittorio Ferrari. We tackle the problem of semantic segmentation – assigning a class label to each pixel in an image – by jointly calibrating theRead more

Night of the Living Statues

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Earlier I wrote on this page about our university project where we captured real-world statues and created a virtual museum. Apparently there was a follow-up project at the Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory of EPFL that animated the statues to tell a story. See for yourselves:Read more

PhD at the University of Edinburgh

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In May 2014 I started my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. I am a member of the CALVIN research group under the lead of Vittorio Ferrari. We focus on Computer Vision and Machine Learning techniques (weakly supervised learning of object classes, semantic segmentation and large-scale auto-annotation). My PhD thesis topic is centered around the creationRead more

Using Computer Vision to Play Minesweeper

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As a side project I have created a small Computer Vision framework that continuously captures the screen output of a computer and provides a collection of functions to automate office tasks and play existing computer games. Among the more complicated applications is a script that automates flying an airplane in Battlefield Vietnam by detecting the horizon line in everyRead more

Master Thesis at Airbus – Defense and Space

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In winter 2013 I started to write my Master thesis at Airbus – Defence and Space. I relocated to Manching near Ingolstadt, Germany, for an internship in the aerospace company. The project is a cooperation between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) in Ettlingen and Airbus D&S. The topic ofRead more

Internship in Hand Gesture Recognition

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This semester I participated in an internship at the “FZI Research Center for Information Technology” under the supervision of Prof. Marius Zöllner. The institute is situated in Karlsruhe, Germany, and develops semi-autonomous cars in cooperation with leading German automobile companies. The goal of our internship was to use machine learning to control a car navigationRead more

Happah – Simulating Gears

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During the course of the last semester I was part of a small group of students to develop the open-source project “Happah”. The goal of Happah is to realistically render and simulate a number of different gears for engineering purposes. The gears are typically modelled using B-Splines.Read more

Java EE developer

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In October 2012 I joined “Exxeta AG – Consulting and Technologies”. As a part-time Java EE developer I have been working on an open-source project called “B2B By Practice“. This application enables small to medium sized energy suppliers to fulfill the legal requirements for Business-to-Business communication, while keeping down the costs for in-house development and maintenance. Until theRead more

Paper accepted at the “2012 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology”

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Building on my Bachelor thesis on “Multilingual Speech Recognition”, we published a paper entitled “MediaParl: Bilingual mixed language accented speech database“. The paper published at the “2012 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology” in Miami, Florida, describes a new novel multi-lingual dataset of debates recorded in cantonal Swiss parliaments.Read more

Digitalizing Statues in Lausanne

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In this post I would like to present a video from a course project that I participated in last semester. The video shows how we took a huge collection of high-resolution photos of statues in and around Lausanne, Switzerland. These photos were subsequently matched to each other and a 3D reconstruction was created. After excessive cleaningRead more

SAP Certified Business Associate with SAP ERP

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To extend my horizon beyond Computer Science I have been taking part in a certification for SAP Business Associate with SAP ERP at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The program on Enterprise Resource Planning covered both theoretical and practical experience with the SAP ERP system.Read more

Internship at Credit Suisse

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I just received confirmation for an internship with Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland. My task will be to evaluate how well the recently published Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) integrates with the company’s middleware messaging infrastructure.Read more

Water ripple project

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In 2011 my group (Ying Zhou, Ana Sanz and me) participated in a Computer Graphics challenge, where the goal was to visualize graphics effects in 3D using OpenGL. We decided to show water waves in action, including various lighting effects, reflection and refraction. We came second after a group that used a particle simulation ofRead more

Bachelor-Thesis at the IDIAP Research Institute

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In summer 2012 I wrote my Bachelor thesis IDIAP research institute in Martigny, Switzerland. The work entitled “Integrating Language Identification to improve Multilingual Speech Recognition” was supervised by Dr. David Imseng and Prof. Hervé Bourlard. In this work I developed an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) system that converts spoken language into written words. Since the data wasRead more

Visitor statistics

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For the last two years I have been using Google Analytics to receive detailled statistics about the origin and behavior of the visitors of this website. I would like to present some of the numbers in an anonymized form. By that I hope to raise awareness for the massive amount of data collected on each of usRead more

SDQ Best Paper Award

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As part of the University course “Inside Eclipse” at the chair for “Software Design and Quality” (SDQ) of Prof. Reussner, I received the best paper award for my work entitled “Mylyn – Increasing Productivity by Analyzing Task Context”.Read more

Studying at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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I have been accepted for a year in the Erasmus program of the European Union. In September 2011 I will move to Lausanne, Switzerland, to study at “École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne” (EPFL). EPFL is ranked as the most international university in the world, as well as one of the best universities that are less thanRead more

Teaching assistant in “Algorithms 1”

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During the summer term of 2011 I will be teaching two courses for the University lecture “Algorithms 1”. The lecture will be held by Prof. Zitterbart from the Institute of Telematics, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).Read more

Development of a Telepresence Computer Game

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In 2010 we developed a Telepresence Computer Game in the course “Software Engineering Practice” at the “Chair for Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems” (ISAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Telepresence means that the player of the game experiences the situation, as if he were present. In our case he is wearing a portable computer and a head-mounted display toRead more

Teaching assistant in “Foundations of Computer Science”

In winter 2010/2011 I worked as a teaching assistant in the entry-level course “Foundations of Computer Science” of Dr. Worsch at KIT. The lecture treats basic algorithms, data structures and terminology. Additionally I participated in a series of social skill seminars for teaching assistants at the “House of Competence” (HoC) at KIT, to improve myRead more

Studying Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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From October 2009 I will begin my undergradute studies in Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – formerly known as University of Karlsruhe (TH).Read more