Cluster of Excellence –
University of Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brox

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brox

Department of Computer Science, University of Freiburg

+49 761 203 8261

In the Computer Vision Lab we work on transferring step by step the tremendous capabilities of the human visual system to computers. In this context we work with various techniques from optimization, signal processing and machine learning. The numerous applications of computer vision range from robotics to analysis methods in biology and medicine.
A special focus of our group is on video analysis. In contrast to a collection of static images, images in a video are strongly correlated. We work on exploiting this correlation to extract motion features and learn properties of objects. Moreover, we are working on reliable motion estimation and tracking of structures.
We are also interested in recognizing objects, or generally "patterns" in images. As the same object or object class can look quite different depending on the circumstances, this is a challenging task and currently the main topic of interest in computer vision. We work on learning those features of an object that discriminate the object well from other objects, but are stable under typical variations. In particular, we are interested in learning such features automatically from videos.


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