Ulrich Schlickewei studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Freiburg i. Brsg., at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and at the University of Paris VI. Following his Master's degree in Pure Mathematics from Paris University, Ulrich was a doctoral student at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Bonn under supervision of Prof. Dr. Daniel Huybrechts. In 2009 he received a Ph.D. for a thesis in the field of Complex Algebraic Geometry. Since October 2009, Ulrich has been a postdoctoral research fellow in the Computer Vision Group at the Technical University of Munich headed by Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers.
My current research mainly focusses on the analysis of three-dimensional shapes. Recently we worked on orientation-preserving, elastic shape matching and on isometry-invariant feature detection.
The goal of shape matching is to register corresponding surface regions of two given three-dimensional shapes. This means for example to identify the hands, the feet and the head of two human figures. Once two shapes are registered, one can infer morphs between them. The video shows examples of such morphs, e.g. interpolating between a samba dancer and a hip hop dancer. In each of these example sequences, a registration of the first and the last shape has been computed, all intermediate frames are obtained by linear interpolation. The colors visualize regions which have been identified with each other.
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