Image & Video

In this day and age the amount of available multimedia data is exploding. Almost everybody has gathered huge collections of private photos and videos on their computers. Services like Flickr and YouTube are among the most popular websites. Google's image search provides access to more than a billion pictures.

But how do we find pictures of a particular object? How do we sort our private photo collections? Can we find interesting parts of a video without having to browse through the whole video sequence? Our research on image and video understanding focuses on questions like these. In particular, we are currently working on

  • image retrieval and image aesthetics
  • features and algorithms for face age estimation
  • algorithms for event detection and action recognition in videos