Finished! In November 2013 I successfully defended my thesis at the University of Bonn and graduated as “Dr.-Ing.” (Doctor of Engineering). It’s been five fantastic years with my colleagues and my supervisor Prof. Wolfgang Förstner.
Ribana and I developed a combination of subspace methods and a low-dimensional linear transformation to find relations between similar manifolds from different datasets. One application was to relate real world faces with cartoon images from The Simpsons Movie Website.
We investigated combinations of different feature detectors to get as much information as possible. Good results can be achieved with two or three detectors only in case they are highly complementary. Therefore we developed a measurement scheme for the completeness of a set of detectors with respect to the information contained in an image, which gives direct insight into the complementarity of detectors. It has been published in the International Journal of Computer Vision and in a shorter version on BMVC’09.
My colleagues and I at the Department of Photogrammetry, Bonn developed a novel scale-invariant keypoint detector, called SFOP, which contains a scale-selection mechanism for junction-type and circular features.