NOTICE: PAGE NOT MAINTAINED ANYMORE (JULY 2014)

This homepage initially described the scientific work of the Virtual Habitat group. This group officially closed its doors at November 2012. Since then this page only showed recent updates of the scientific work of Michael Donoser, who finally resigned from Graz University of Technology to become manager of the computer vision group of Amazon, Berlin.
April 2015: We are currently hiring for the computer vision group in Berlin (intern and full time) see job offers at Job Offers

COMMENT ON VIRTUAL HABITAT

"The Virtual Habitat group officially closed the doors at November 2012. We had an awesome time, being able to gather some nice statistics like publishing 15 major conference papers, getting 4 best paper awards and in overall writing more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in our 5 years of existence. We further had more than 100 reading groups and a lot of unforgettable social events. Thanks to all who made it such a great time." (Michael Donoser, December 2012)

Virtual Habitat was a work-group (2007-2012) at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology led by Michael Donoser. The group had its focus on scientific research in the computer vision fields of object recognition, semantic segmentation, low-level image processing (unsupervised edge detection and segmentation) and 3D modeling from digital images. An overview of our research topics including downloadable content (code) can be found on the Project page. The Publication page lists our publications. Details on our weekly reading group can be found at Reading Group.

NEWS

Here you can find the most important news on our members, publications, awards and presentations. A more exhaustive news list can be found at our News page.

2014-07-16 Joining Computer Vision Group of Amazon, Berlin
Link Michael Donoser joined the computer vision group of Amazon in Berlin. As a consequence this page is nolonger maintained.
 
2014-03-12 Two CVPR 2014 papers accepted
Link The papers "Discriminative Feature to-Point Matching for Image-Based Localization" by Michael Donoser and Dieter Schmalstieg and "Discrete-Continuous Gradient Orientation Estimation for Faster Image Segmentation" by Michael Donoser and Dieter Schmalstieg have been accepted for publication at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2014.
 
2013-10-24 CVPR 2013 Oral Presentation by Michael Donoser is online
Link The CVPR 2013 oral presentation on our paper "Diffusion Processes for Retrieval Revisited" is now online at TechTalks.tv
 
2013-07-16 Two BMVC 2013 papers accepted
Link Our papers "Replicator Graph Clustering" by Michael Donoser and "Incremental Surface Extraction from Sparse Structure-from-Motion Point Clouds" by Christof Hoppe, Manfred Klopschitz, Michael Donoser and Horst Bischof have been accepted for publication at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2013.
 
2013-03-05 Two CVPR 2013 papers accepted (1 Oral + 1 Poster)
Link Our papers "Diffusion Processes for Retrieval Revisited" (ORAL) by Donoser and Bischof and "Optimizing 1-Nearest Prototype Classifiers" (POSTER) by Wohlhart, Koestinger, Donoser, Roth and Bischof were accepted to CVPR 2013.
 
2012-11-20 Best Scientific Paper Award at ACCV 2012
Link Our paper "Detecting Partially Occluded Objects with an Implicit Shape Model Random Field" by Wohlhart, Donoser, Roth and Bischof received the Best Scientific Paper Award 2012 at the Asian Conference on Computer Vision, 2012 in Daejeon, Korea.
 
2012-07-27 ECCV 2012 paper accepted
Link Our paper "Hough Regions for Joining Instance Localization and Segmentation" from Riemenschneider, Sternig, Donoser, Roth and Bischof was accepted to the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012.
 
2012-07-19 BMVC 2012 paper accepted
Link Our paper "Learning Edge-Specific Kernel Functions For Pairwise Graph Matching" by Donoser, Urschler and Bischof was accepted to the British Machine Vision Conference 2012.
 
2012-04-05 Two CVPR 2012 papers accepted
Link Our papers "Irregular lattices for complex shape grammar facade parsing" by Riemenschneider, Krispel, Thaller, Donoser, Havemann, Fellner and Bischof and "Structured Local Predictors for Image Labelling", by Rota Bulo, Kontschieder, Pelillo and Bischof were accepted to the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2012.
 
2011-09-13 ISMAR 2011 full paper accepted
Link Our paper, "Robust Planar Target Tracking and Pose Estimation from a Single Concavity" from Donoser, Kontschieder and Bischof, was accepted as a full paper at ISMAR 2011.
 
2011-06-30 ICCV 2011 paper accepted
Link Our paper "Structured Class-Labels in Random Forests for Image Labelling" from Kontschieder, Rota Bulo, Bischof and Pelillo was accepted for oral presentation at ICCV 2011.
 

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