Seminar on Current Works in Computer Vision

Prof. Thomas Brox

Computer Vision is a very active research field with many practical applications, for instance in quality control, robotics, or driver assistance systems. The goal of Computer Vision is to imitate the flexibility and robustness of the human visual system. Research has made significant progress in recent years particularly due to deep learning. Almost all research in Computer Vision has shifted to deep learning based methods.
In this seminar we will take a detailed look at some of the most interesting recent works. For each paper there will be one person, who performs a more detailed investigation of a research paper and its background and who will give a presentation. The presentation is followed by a discussion with all participants about the merits and limitations of the respective paper. You will learn to read and understand contemporary research papers, to give a good oral presentation, to ask questions, and to openly discuss a research problem.

New information:
This seminar was supposed to be in presence. Due to new rules and the new Omicron variant, we will have at least the first session online and discuss there how to proceed. You should have received an email from Maria with the passcode for the Zoom meeting.

(2 SWS)
Monday, 14:00-15:30, Room 52-2-17
Contact person: Maria Bravo

Beginning: If you want to participate, register in HisInOne for the course, attend the introduction meeting on October 25 14:00 (check in), and send an email with your name and your paper priorities (S1-S9, favorite paper first) to Maria Bravo before October 26.

Recommended semester:

6 (Bachelor), any (Master)
Requirements: Background in computer vision

Remarks: The language in this course is English.

There is a strongly related Blockseminar on Deep Learning offered by apl Prof. Olaf Ronneberger from Google DeepMind. The introduction meeting will be jointly for both seminars.

Topics will be assigned for both seminars via a preference voting (see above). If there are more interested students than places, first priority will be given to students who attended the meeting on Oct. 25. Afterwards, we follow the assignments of the HisInOne system. We want to avoid that people grab a topic and then jump off during the semester. Please have a coarse look at all available papers to make an informed decision before you commit. The listed papers are not yet sorted by the date of presentation. If you don't attend the meeting (or not send a paper preference) but choose this seminar together with only other overbooked seminars in HisInOne, you may end up without a seminar place this semester.

All participants must read all papers and answer a few questions. The questions will be available in the 'Questions' column of the table below at least one week before the corresponding presentation. The answers must be sent to the advisor of the paper before the paper is presented. All participants must attend all sessions.


Giving a good presentation
Proper scientific behavior

Slides of the introductory lecture
Powerpoint template for your presentation (optional)


Date   Paper Questions  Presenting student   Slides   Advisor
10.01 Network architectures Questions Madhu Basavanna Sudhanshu Mittal
17.01 Self-supervised transformers Questions Huy Hoang Dang David Hoffmann
24.01 Self-supervised representation learning Questions Johannes Dienert Yassine Marrakchi
31.01 Unsupervised segmentation Questions Tom Wellinger Philipp Schröppel
07.02 Open set recognition Questions Abhijeet Nayak Silvio Galesso