Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis

Intrinsic Shape Matching by Planned Landmark Sampling

Recently, the problem of intrinsic shape matching has received a lot of attention. A number of algorithms have been proposed, among which random-sampling-based techniques have been particularly successful due to their generality and efficiency. We introduce a new sampling-based shape matching algorithm that uses a planning step to find optimized "landmark" points. These points are matched first in order to maximize the information gained and thus minimize the sampling costs. Our approach makes three main contributions: First, the new technique leads to a significant improvement in performance, which we demonstrate on a number of benchmark scenarios. Second, our technique does not require any keypoint detection. This is often a significant limitation for models that do not show sufficient surface features. Third, we examine the actual numerical degrees of freedom of the matching problem for a given piece of geometry. In contrast to previous results, our estimates take into account unprecise geodesics and potentially numerically unfavorable geometry of general topology, giving a more realistic complexity estimate.


Advanced Display Technology

Lecture in winter term 2013/14

Lecturers: Ivo Ihrke, Pascal Picart

General Information

Course webpage - Libres Savoirs

When: 2014, Jan. 08th to 2014, Feb. 5th
Where: IOA/IOGS buiding room E200
Registration for mailing list: send email to Ivo Ihrke (firstname[dot]lastname[at]


In the first part, this lecture covers advanced display technology such as projector arrays, projection onto non-planar surfaces, field-of-view extension, depth-of-field extension, dynamic range extension, and 3D display technology, focussing on glasses-free techniques. In the second part, we will discuss holographic techniques, recording principles, noise issues (speckle), and computational aspects for Computer Generated Holography.

The tentative course schedule is

Wednesday 08.01.2014, 8am Introduction and Field of View Extensions / Projector Arrays / Depth-of-Field (II) [pdf]
Wednesday 15.01.2014, 8am High Dynamic Range, Light-Sensitive Displays, 3D Display Overview (II) [pdf]
Wednesday 22.01.2014, 8am 3D Display Technology (II) [pdf]
Monday 03.02.2014, 8am Introduction Holography (PP) [pdf]
Monday 03.02.2014, 10am Speckles (PP) [pdf]
Tuesday 04.02.2014, 10am Diffraction and its Numerical Computation (PP) [pdf]
Tuesday 04.02.2014, 10am Computer Generated Holography (PP) [pdf]

Q: Could you provide the bibliography on the holographic part of the course ?
A: Yes: [pdf]

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