Interdisciplinary ProjectMaster students in computer science can replace the external module by an interdisciplinary project with 18 ECTS credits. The Computer Vision Group and the Image Analysis Group support interdisciplinary projects with the following partners (the list may grow in the future):
- Wolfgang Driever (Developmental Biology)
- Roland Nitschke (Life Imaging Center)
- Markus Heinrichs (Biological and Personality Psychology)
These partners may (but are not obliged to) offer projects on problems in their field that require a strong computer science background. Currently the following projects are offered:
Analysis of High Speed 3D Imaging Data
We are interested in the neural circuits underlying locomotor behavior in larval zebrafish. For this purpose, we use high-speed imaging (1000 fps) to resolve the undulatory tail movements. We developed an algorithm in Matlab in which tail curvature is represented as a number of points (e.g. 30) and we would be interested in developing a fast algorithm that classifies behavioral modules (each lasting about 200 ms) according to e.g. the point of maximal tail curvature and the direction of tail beating (turns). The algorithm should preferentially be developed in Matlab, although other programming environments (e.g. C) might be used to increase speed.
Contact Thomas Brox or Olaf Ronneberger, if you are interested in such a project.