Seminars, projects and guided research
We offer a regular master seminar (4 CP) and project (8 CP) each semester. In addition, guided research (8-12 CP) can be performed at any time. Just contact us!
A broad range of topics is offered usually each semester. Selected topics include, but are not limited to:
- Algorithms and methods for camera tracking, object recognition, pose estimation, etc.
- Rigid and non-rigid 3D reconstruction
- Virtual, Augmented, or Mixed Reality: Algorithms, applications, current trends
- Computer Vision and mobile Augmented Reality on consumer devices
- Realistic Rendering
- Marker-less object detection, recognition and tracking in video sequences
- Multi-target tracking
- Marker-less human body tracking in video sequences
- Deep Learning for Computer Vision: Theories and applications
- Motion Estimation
- Scene Understanding
- Car interior perception
- Range sensing
- Medical applications, visual diagnostics
- Current applications and trends
Students who plan to take a seminar or project should at least have successfully completed one of the following lectures:
- Lecture "3D Computer Vision"
- Lecture "2D Image Processing"
- Lecture "Very Deep Learning"
Note: Due to the postponed exams for WS 19/20, we will also accept applications from students who have attended the lecture "3D Computer Vision" in WS 19/20 but have not yet completed it.
Seminar/Project "2D Image Processing & Augmented Reality"
- Offered each winter semester
Seminar/Project "3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality"
- Offered each summer semester
- Can be performed within one semester (like the project) with any topic from our field.
- The amount of credit points (between 8 and 12) will be individually agreed upon with your supervisor.
Organization and Registration
Seminars and projects are usually performed throughout the semester. A suitable topic and supervisor (from the Augmented Vision Department) are found within a Kick-Off meeting scheduled at the beginning of the semester at DFKI. If you want to participate, please email to av-seminar-projekt(at)dfki.de in order to register. If you want to perform a guided research, just an email too.
Summer Semester 2020
Online Kick-Off: April 20th (Mail with Instructions and list of available topics)
Intermediate Presentation: June, 29th
Final Presentation: September, 23rd
M. Sc. René Schuster [Link]
Prof. Didier Stricker [Link]
Educational objectives of the seminar:
- become acquainted with a specific topic from the respective field
- review scientific articles
- prepare and give a comprehensive presentation of a specific topic supported by media
- discuss a scientific topic
Educational objectives of the project and guided research:
- investigate, design, implement, and evaluate algorithms and methods in the respective area
- review, analyze and benchmark algorithms and procedures
- apply an object oriented programming language (e.g. C++)
- become acquainted with and apply existing software libraries
- apply development, source code management and testing tools
Requirements for certificate:
- Intermediate presentation/demonstration of state and initial results and discussion round (5 minutes + 5 minutes questions).
- Final presentation/demonstration and discussion round (15 minutes + 5 minutes questions).
- Attendance of and contribution to all meetings.
- Seminar: Written survey paper (8 pages) introducing the topic, describing the studied approach and discussing it (e.g. what are advantages/disadvantages, what are the requirements, under which conditions are good/bad results to be expected, what could be extensions/improvements, etc.).
- Project: Written paper describing the project (6-10 pages) and documented source code. The paper should be a scientific paper (no source code description), i.e. introduce the problem, your requirements, describe the approach, evaluate it.
- Guided Research: Comparable to project. In addition, this should result in a scientific publication that could be submitted to a conference.
- Documentation materials should be submitted at the day of the presentation (unless otherwise agreed upon with the individual supervisor). Please email all (source) files to your supervisor and to av-seminar-projekt(at)dfki.de.
- For both, presentation and written paper, please use the provided templates and keep the evaluation criteria in mind.
Course proceedings of past semesters:
- WS 2019/20 (2D Image Processing & Augmented Reality)
- SS 2019 (3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality)
- WS 2018/19 (2D Image Processing & Augmented Reality)
- SS 2018 (3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality)
- WS 2017/18 (Image Processing & Augmented Reality)
- SS 2017 (3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality)
- WS 2016/17 (Image Processing & Augmented Reality)
- SS 2016 (3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality)
- WS 2015/16 (Computer Vision: Object and People Tracking)
- SS 2015 (3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality)
- WS 2014/15 (Computer Vision: Object and People Tracking)
- SS 2014 (3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality)
- WS 2013/14 (Computer Vision: Object and People Tracking)
- SS 2013 (3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality)
- WS 2012/13 (3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality)