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Speaker: Professor Daniel Cremers
Affiliation: Technical University


ABSTRACT: In my presentation, I will focus on three developments in realtime computer vision. Firstly, I will present a generalization of a popular primal-dual algorithm to non-convex optimization and demonstrate as an example application realtime discontinuity preserving smoothing and cartooning with the Mumford-Shah functional (Strekalovskiy, Cremers, ECCV ’14). Secondly, I will present a solution to realtime optical flow estimation using deep convolutional networks (Fischer et al., ICCV ’15). And thirdly, I will present LSD SLAM as a large-scale and realtime capable solution for simultaneous localization and mapping using monocular or stereo cameras (Engel et al., ECCV ’14, IROS ’15, Usenko et al. 3DV 2015). BIO: Daniel Cremers received Bachelor degrees in Mathematics (1994) and Physics (1994), and a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics (1997) from the University of Heidelberg. In 2002 he obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Mannheim, Germany. Subsequently he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and one year as a permanent researcher at Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ. From 2005 until 2009 he was associate professor at the University of Bonn, Germany. Since 2009 he holds the chair for Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition at the Technical University, Munich. His publications received numerous awards, including the ‘Best Paper of the Year 2003’ (Int. Pattern Recognition Society), the ‘Olympus Award 2004’ (German Soc. for Pattern Recognition) and the ‘2005 UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research’. For pioneering research he received a Starting Grant (2009), a Proof of Concept Grant (2014) and a Consolidator Grant (2015) by the European Research Council. In December 2010 he was listed among “Germany’s top 40 researchers below 40” (Capital). On March 1st 2016, Prof. Cremers will receive the Leibniz Award 2016, the most important research award in German academia.

Hosted by Professor Stefano Soatto

REFRESHMENTS at 3:45 pm, SPEAKER at 4:15 pm

Date(s) - Feb 11, 2016
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

3400 Boelter Hall
420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles California 90095