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Dr. Cristóbal Curio

Adresse: 72076 Tübingen
Tel.: 07121 271 4005
E-Mail: cristobal.curio

 

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Cristóbal Curio

Position: Gastwissenschaftler  Abteilung: Alumni Bülthoff

Since November 2014 I am full Professor for Cognitive Systems at the informatics department at Reutlingen University, University of Applied Science.

I have been heading the applied Cognitive Engineering group at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. In this group we develop and employ applications based on Computer-Vision, Computer-Graphics and Machine-Learning in combination with methods from applied human perception in order to optimize interfaces between emerging technologies and end-users.

 

Cognitive Engineering


In the Cognitive Engineering group computer scientists, psychologists, mathematicians, and engineers work closely together on research questions at the interface of different research areas overall contributing to a better understanding of building better human centered systems.

 

Research overview

Applied Computer-Vision

Adaptive Human-Machine-Interfaces

Automatic Movement Reconstruction Technology

Signal Processing of Social Interactions


Highly controllable and realistic settings, for example animated faces, offer the opportunity for advanced experiments, and at the same time a framework to design and optimize novel Human-Machine Interfaces, ultimately opening a new window to industries such as entertainment computing (games), communication research (information transfer & multimedia), medical systems (rehabilitation, imaging), and personal assistance devices (assisted living, automotive).

 

News

04/11/2013 New HMI detectability concept supporting situational awareness featured in IEEE Opens external link in new windowIntelligent Transportation Systems Magazine.

26/08/2013 Congratulations to Christian Herdtweck for his successful PhD defense!

29/06/2013 Our approach on 3D driver head pose monitoring was presented at Opens external link in new windowTP.CG.2013 conference at Eurographics UK. 

18/06/2013 Our approach 'Detectability Prediction for Increased Scene Awareness', together with David Engel, M.I.T., is going to appear as regular paper in the upcoming IEEE Intelligent Tansportation Systems Magazine.


24/06/2013
Our cognitive vision architecture on efficient monocular car viewpoint estimation will be presented at the Opens external link in new windowIntelligent Vehicles conference.


10/06/2013
We participated in Opens external link in new windowEU-FET-Open(Future and Emerging Technologies) project TANGO. The project has been evaluated as excellent.

 

20/01/2013 Visual cues in emotional dynamic facial expression recognition (Opens external link in new windowJournal of Vision)


13/09/2012 Opens external link in new windowBest Conference Paper Award received together with my PhD student Christian Herdtweck at Opens external link in new windowIEEE conference on Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration (MFI) 2012

06/03/2012
Novel HMI approach for enhancing drivers' environment perception (Opens external link in new windowtalk, runner-up for best paper) and novel monocular visual odometry approach at Intelligent Vehicles conference

5/10/2011
Public release of medial feature grouping and superpixel segmentation
code.


09/ 2011
HMI system for image retrieval presented at INTERACT 2011conference.


06/ 2011
Automotive HMI approach at Intelligent Vehicles 2011.


03/2011
Paper presentation at IEEE Automatic Face & Gesture Conference, Santa Barbara. Watch our latest facial analysis video with the Microsoft Kinect sensor on youtube

10/2010
Book on Dynamic Faces, MIT Press has appeared. 

10/2010
Two SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Technical Sketches

05/2010
Paper at CVPR Conference Workshop on Feature Grouping.

03/2010
New EU-FET-Open (Future and Emerging Technologies) project TANGO 'Emotional interaction grounded in realistic context'. 

09/2009
Runner up DAGM prize for work on automatic 3D surface tracking for the generation of a 4D morphable face model. Conference of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM).


Recent external activities

Opens external link in new windowKI-2013 From Research to Innovation and Practical Applications (Program Committee) 
Opens external link in new windowIntelligent Vehicles 2013 PC Associate Editor 
WIAF-2012 Workshop Opens external link in new windowWhat's in a face? at ECCV, technical PC.
KI-2012
Associate Editor
06/2011 Organization of workshop on interactive pedestrian behavior analysis and synthesis at IEEE sponsored Intelligent Vehicles, Baden-Baden, June 5, Final program.
11/2011
PC at 1st IEEE workshop on Information Theory in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition at ICCV 2011
KI-2011
Program Committee
KI-2010
Area Chair
03/2008
COSYNE conference workshop

 

Group members


Supervised doctoral students:

 

Dr. David Engel (graduated in 2011, Postdoctoral Associate at Sloan Management, M.I.T., Cambridge/ USA)
Shape-Centered Representations: From Features to Applications


Dr. Martin Breidt
(graduated in 2012, MPI)
Datenbasierte Gesichtsanimation


Dr. Christian Herdtweck
(graduated in 2013, MPI)
Learning Data-Driven Representations for Robust Monocular Computer Vision Applications [pdf]


Mario Kleiner
(Technial Staff)


Katharina Dobs
(Co-Supersion with Isabelle Bülthoff and Johannes Schultz)


Post-Docs


Dr. Christian Walder

Dr. Stephan de la Rosa


Master and Bachelor students


Daniela Wellein
(2007, Master), David Engel (2007, Master), Alexander Bauer(2013, Bachelor), Johannes Stephan (2010, Master)

 

In the media

 

Recent teaching

WS 2012/13 Öffnet einen externen Link in einem neuen FensterMedizinische Bildverarbeitung at the Computer Science Department, Tübingen.

SS 2012 Teaching Machine Learning II at the Graduate School of Neural Information Processing, Tübingen

WS 2010/11 Teaching Statistical Methods in Artificial Intelligence at the Computer Science Department, Tübingen University

WS 2009/10 Teaching Advanced Topics in Machine Learning at the Computer Science Department, Tübingen University

Recent talks

Curio C (May-05-2014) Invited Lecture: Perceptual Driver Assistance through Human-Centered Visual Modeling, Autonomous Driving Technology Conference, Marcus Evans, Wiesbaden.

Curio C (March-4-2013) Invited Lecture: Novel Design Principles for Interfacing Artificial and Human Vision for Assistive Perceiving Systems, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems: Perceiving Systems Department, Tübingen, Germany. Link

Curio C (November-18-2012) Invited Lecture: Fusion of Human- and Machine-Vision: Research, Tools and Applications for Driving Assistance, Bosch R&D, Hildesheim, Germany.

Curio C (October-12-2012) Invited Lecture: Fusing Human- and Machine-Vision for Enhanced Driver Perception and Decision Making, Environment Perception Group, Daimler AG, Ulm, Germany.

Curio C, Giese M, Bülthoff HH and de la Rosa S (September-2012) Abstract Talk: Motor-visual effects in the recognition of dynamic facial expressions, 35th European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero, Italy, Perception, 41(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 44.

Curio C (March-2011) Invited Lecture: Perceptual Graphics: Revealing the Algorithms of Perception, University of Southern California, Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT), Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Projects of the applied Cognitive Engineering group encompassed:

 

Applied Computer-Vision

Adaptive Human-Machine-Interfaces

Automatic Movement Reconstruction Technology

Signal Processing of Social interactions

 

My group was supported mostly through my fundings (EU and DFG since 2004 and various automotive industry and BMBF projects, since 1998).

 

Major recent fundings since 2006 have been:

EU-FET-Open Project TANGO (2010-2013), Emotional Interaction grounded in Realistic Context (PI and project leader, grant application, and local coordinator)

DFG Project Perceptual Graphics (2006-2010) (PI and project leader, grant application for a senior post-doc position)

EU-IP-Project BACS (Bayesian Approach to Cognitive Systems) (2006-2010) (grant application, PI, Project Leader and local Coordinator)

Since 11/2014 Full Professor for Cognitive Systems in informatics at Reutlingen University

07/2014 Habilitation in Computer Science, Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen

2013-2014 TWT GmbH Science & Innovation, Innovation Management

2004-2013 Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Dept. Prof. Bülthoff

Research

Head of the "Cognitive Engineering" group

 

Leader of third party projects, International Project Management

 

Teaching

Medizinische Bildverarbeitung at the Computer Science Department, Tübingen (WS 2012/13).

Machine Learning II, International Graduate School for Neural Information Processing, Tuebingen (SS 2012)

Probabilistic Methods in Artificial Intelligence at Graphical Interactive Systems InstituteComputer Science Department, University of Tübingen (WS 2010/2011)

Advanced Methods in Machine Learning at Graphical Interactive Systems InstituteComputer Science Department, University of Tübingen (WS 2009/2010)


2004 Dr.-Ing., Title: "A learning-based computer vision approach for the inference of articulated motion"

1998-2003 Institute for Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Dept. Prof. W. von Seelen

Group member of the Real-Time Computer-Vision Group

 

Automotive Industries Consulting (BMW Group, Audi AG, Opel AG, Daimler AG)

BMBF Project VESUV "Videobasiertes Assistenzsystem zur Erhöhung der Sicherheit ungeschützter Verkehrsteilnehmer"/"Video-based driver assistance system for increased safety of passice traffic pariticipants". Coordinator BMW Group.

 

2001 MIT, USA, CBCL-AI Object Recognition, visiting researcher since

1992-1998 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Graduated Dipl.-Ing. (1998)

1996-1997 Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

1997 and 1998 Prucka Engineering Inc, Houston/USA, Industry: Medical Devices

Privately held company (now General Electric Healthcare), 200 employees, Hardware Development, Market Research Medical Imaging Devices, Supplier Market Monitoring, Development of Image Processing/3D Catheter Reconstruction, Software Testing.

 

Recent Grants and Awards:

2012 Best Paper Award at IEEE Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration Conference (MFI)

2010 EU-Future & Emerging Technologies Grant Award TANGO

2009 DFG Perceptual Graphics Grant Award II

2009 Best Paper Award DAGM

2006 EU-Integrated Project Grant Award BACS, Integrated Project

2006 DFG Perceptual Graphics Grant Award I

 

External activities

IV 2013 Öffnet einen externen Link in einem neuen FensterIntelligent Vehicles, PC/Associate Editor
WIAF-201
2 Workshop Opens external link in new windowWhat's in a face? at ECCV, PC.
KI-2012
Associate Editor
06/2011 Organization of workshop on interactive pedestrian behavior analysis and synthesis at IEEE sponsored Intelligent Vehicles, Baden-Baden, June 5, Final program.
11/2011
PC at 1st IEEE workshop on Information Theory in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition at ICCV 2011
KI-2011
Program Committee
KI-2010
Area Chair
03/2008
COSYNE conference workshop


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Poster (21):

Curio C (Februar-22-2010): The Virtual Face Mirror Project: Revealing Dynamic Self-Perception in Humans, Symposium "Neural Encoding of Perception and Action", Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C, Kleiner M, Breidt M und Bülthoff HH (Januar-2010): The Virtual Face Mirror Project: Revealing Dynamic Self-Perception in Humans, 4th International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys 2010), Zürich, Switzerland.
pdf
Engel D und Curio C (Januar-2010): Towards robust scene analysis: A versatile mid-level feature framework, 4th International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys 2010), Zürich, Switzerland.
pdf
Engel D, Curio C, Mohler B und Bülthoff HH (April-2008): Exploring a large maze in a limited size free-walking space, Cyberwalk Workshop 2008, Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C, Giese MA, Breidt M, Kleiner M und Bülthoff HH (August-2007): Aftereffects in the recognition of dynamic facial expressions, 30th European Conference on Visual Perception, Arezzo, Italy, Perception, 36(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 146.
Engel D und Curio C (Juli-2007): A Biologically Motivated Approach to Human Body Pose Tracking in Clutter, 10th Tübinger Wahrnehmungskonferenz (TWK 2007), Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C, Giese MA, Breidt M, Kleiner M und Bülthoff HH (Juli-2007): Perception of Dynamic Facial Expressions Probed by a New High-Level After-Effect, 10th Tübinger Wahrnehmungskonferenz (TWK 2007), Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C, Giese MA, Breidt M, Kleiner M und Bülthoff HH (Juni-2007): High-level after-effects in the recognition of dynamic facial expressions, 7th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2007), Sarasota, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 7(9) 994.
Curio C (Februar-2005): Analysis by Synthesis for Human Pose Tracking: Merging View-Based and Model-Based Approaches, 8th Tübingen Perception Conference (TWK 2005), Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C und Giese M (März-2003): Combining View-based and Model-based Tracking: Learning-based Monocular Computer Vision System for the Recognition of Articulated Human Movements.

Abschlussarbeiten (2):

Curio C: A learning-based computer vision approach for the inference of articulated motion, Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, (2004). PhD thesis
Curio C: Implementierung und Vergleich von Verfahren zur hochauflösenden Blutfußmessung mit hochfrequentem Ultraschall, Lehrstul fuer Hochfrequenztechnik. Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstheorie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, (1998). Diplom thesis

Vorträge (28):

Ludl D, Randler D, Browatzki B und Curio C (Juni-2016) Invited Lecture: Towards Purposeful Intention Prediction of Pedestrians, Workshop on Holistic Interfaces for Environmental Fusion Models: IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2016), Gothenburg, Sweden.
Curio C und Breidt M (September-15-2015) Abstract Talk: Drivers’ state estimation by means of robust 3D head pose estimation for enhancing perceptual scene awareness, Workshop 14 " Interaction of Automated Vehicles with other Traffic Participants", IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (IEEE-ITCE 2015), Las Palmas, Spain.
Chiovetto E, Curio C, Endres D und Giese M (August-2014) Abstract Talk: Perceptual integration of kinematic components for the recognition of emotional facial expressions, 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2014), St. Pete Beach, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 14(10) 205.
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Curio C, Chiovetto E und Giese MA (August-29-2013) Abstract Talk: Integration of kinematic components in the perception of emotional facial expressions, 36th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2013), Bremen, Germany, Perception, 42(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 242.
de la Rosa S, Streuber S, Giese M, Bülthoff HH und Curio C (Juli-2013) Abstract Talk: Visual adaptation aftereffects to actions are modulated by high-level action interpretations, 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2013), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 13(9) 126.
Curio C (Juni-4-2013) Invited Lecture: Design and Optimization of Computer-Vision based Car-User Interfaces, Leopold Kostal GmbH, Lüdenscheid, Germany.
Curio C (März-4-2013) Invited Lecture: Novel Design Principles for Interfacing Artificial and Human Vision for Assistive Perceiving Systems, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems: Perceiving Systems Department, Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C (November-18-2012) Invited Lecture: Fusion of Human- and Machine-Vision: Research, Tools and Applications for Driving Assistance, Bosch R&D, Hildesheim, Germany.
Curio C (Oktober-12-2012) Invited Lecture: Fusing Human- and Machine-Vision for Enhanced Driver Perception and Decision Making, Environment Perception Group, Daimler AG, Ulm, Germany.
Curio C, Giese M, Bülthoff HH und de la Rosa S (September-2012) Abstract Talk: Motor-visual effects in the recognition of dynamic facial expressions, 35th European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero, Italy, Perception, 41(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 44.
Curio C (Juni-2011) Invited Lecture: Towards Models of Interactive Pedestrian Behavior for Intelligent Vehicles, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2012) Workshop, Baden-Baden, Germany 21.
Curio C (März-2011) Invited Lecture: Perceptual Graphics: Revealing the Algorithms of Perception, University of Southern California, Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Engel D, Kottler VA, Malisi CU, Röttig M, Schultheiss SJ, Willing EM, Curio C und Bülthoff HH (August-2010) Abstract Talk: Optimizing minimal sketches of visual object categories, 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception, Lausanne, Switzerland, Perception, 39(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 11.
Curio C (März-13-2010): Interactive Perceptual Graphics for Brain Engineering, HiGraphics, Hirschegg, Austria.
Curio C (Februar-21-2010) Invited Lecture: Realtime Facial Animation for Studying Interactive Perception and Rehabilitation, Neural Encoding of Perception and Action, Max Planck Guest House, Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C (Februar-21-2010) Invited Lecture: Realtime Facial Animation for Studying Interactive Perception and Rehabilitation, Symposium "Neural Encoding of Perception and Action", Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C (Januar-15-2010): Realtime facial expression simulation towards a cognitive model of interaction, Self and Others in Mind: Interdisciplinary Viewpoints on Self-Construals, Berlin, Germany.
Breidt M und Curio C (November-24-2006): Technologien für Virtual Reality und Gesichtsanimation am MPI, Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme: IAIS Seminar, Sankt Augustin.
Breidt M und Curio C (Oktober-4-2006): Motion Capture für Facial Animation in der Grundlagenforschung, Universität München: Vicon User Meeting, München, Germany.
Curio C (Februar-2005): Computer Vision und Graphik zur Untersuchung komplexer menschlicher Bewegungen, Colloquium "Philosophy of Cognition", Philosophisches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität-, Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C (Januar-2005): Combining View-Based and Model-Based Tracking of Articulated Human Movements, Computer Science Department, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.
Curio C (Januar-2005): Combining View-Based and Model-Based Tracking of Articulated Human Movements, McGovern Institute for Brain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Curio C (Mai-20-2004): Combining View-based and Model-based Tracking: A Learning-based Monocular Computer Vision Approach for the Inference of Articulated Movements, Wilhelm Schickard Institut für Informatik, Graphisch-Interaktive Systeme, Freitagskolloqium, Tübingen, Germany.
Curio C (Dezember-2003): Efficient Vision-based Reconstruction of Human Actions, Sampling of Computational Vision, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
Curio C (Oktober-2003): Vision based recognition and tracking of deformable non-rigid objects for the recognition of complex action motion patterns, HONDA Research Institute, Offenbach, Germany.
Curio C (Juli-2003): Learning-based representation for the detection and tracking of pedestrians in cluttered environment, BMW, Munich, Germany.
Curio C (Juni-2003): Efficient learning-based computer vision architecture for pose invariant articulated action recognition in clutter, Viisage Technologies - Zentrum fuer Neuroinformatik, Bochum, Germany.
Curio C (Mai-2003): Vision-based recognition and tracking of deformable non-rigid objects for the recognition of complex action motion patterns, HONDA Research Insitute, Boston, USA.
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