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Dr. Cristóbal Curio

Phone: +49 7121 271 4005
E-Mail: cristobal.curio

 

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Cristóbal Curio

Position: Guest Scientist  Unit: 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.

24/06/2013 Our cognitive vision architecture on efficient monocular car viewpoint estimation [Opens external link in new windowpdf] has been presented at the Opens external link in new windowIntelligent Vehicles conference.


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.


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 2011 conference.


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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Books (2):

Curio C, Bülthoff HH, Giese MA and Poggio TA: Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation, 288, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, (October-2010). ISBN: 978-0-262-01453-3
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Curio C: A learning-based computer vision approach for the inference of articulated motion, 187, Ibidem, Stuttgart, (December-2005). ISBN: 3-89821-602-0

Articles (9):

de la Rosa S, Choudhery RN, Curio C, Ullman S, Assif L and Bülthoff HH (February-2015) Visual categorization of social interactions Visual Cognition 22(9-10) 1233-1271.
Dobs K, Bülthoff I, Breidt M, Vuong QC, Curio C and Schultz J (July-2014) Quantifying human sensitivity to spatio-temporal information in dynamic faces Vision Research 100 78–87.
de la Rosa S, Streuber S, Giese M, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (January-2014) Putting Actions in Context: Visual Action Adaptation Aftereffects Are Modulated by Social Contexts PLoS ONE 9(1) 1-10.
Engel D and Curio C (October-2013) Detectability Prediction for Increased Scene Awareness IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine 5(4) 146-157.
de la Rosa S, Mieskes S, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (October-2013) View dependencies in the visual recognition of social interactions Frontiers in Psychology 4(752) 1-10.
de la Rosa S, Giese MA, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (January-2013) The contribution of different cues of facial movement to the emotional facial expression adaptation aftereffect Journal of Vision 13(1:23) 1-15.
Bücher T, Curio C, Edelbrunner J, Igel C, Kastrup D, Leefken I, Lorenz G, Steinhage A and von Seelen W (February-2003) Image Processing and Behaviour Planning for Intelligent Vehicles IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 90(1) 62-75.
Curio C, Edelbrunner J, Kalinke T, Tzomakas C and von Seelen W (September-2000) Walking Pedestrian Recognition IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 1(3) 155-163.
Vogt M, Curio C, Ermert H, el Gammal S, Kaspar K, Hoffmann K, Stücker M and Altmeyer P (March-1999) Kombinierte Erfassung von axialem und transversalem Blutfluß mit einem 50MHz-Ultraschall-B-Bild System für die Dermatologie Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik 9(1) 30-36.

Conference papers (26):

Breidt M, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (November-2016) Accurate 3D Head Pose Estimation under Real-World Driving Conditions: A Pilot Study, 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2016), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1261-1268.
Schuster F, Wörner M, Keller CG, Haueis M and Curio C (June-2016) Robust Localization based on Radar Signal Clustering, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2016), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 839-844.
Breidt M, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (September-2013) Accurate and marker-less head tracking using depth sensors In: Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2013, , 11th Conference on Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TP.CG.2013), Eurographics Association, Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, 41-48.
de la Rosa S, Streuber S, Giese M, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (August-2013) High level influences on visual action recognition In: Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics, , 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013), Cognitive Science Society, Austin, TX, USA, 3915.
Herdtweck C and Curio C (June-2013) Monocular Car Viewpoint Estimation with Circular Regression Forests, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2013), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 403-410.
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Herdtweck C and Curio C (September-2012) Monocular Heading Estimation in Non-stationary Urban Environment, IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration (MFI 2012), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 244-250.
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Engel D and Curio C (June-2012) Detectability prediction in dynamic scenes for enhanced environment perception, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2012), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 178-183.
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Herdtweck C and Curio C (June-2012) Experts of probabilistic flow subspaces for robust monocular odometry in urban areas, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2012), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 661-667.
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Layher G, Neumann H, Scherer S, Tschechne S, Brosch T and Curio C (October-2011) Social Signal Processing in Companion Systems: Challenges Ahead In: Informatik 2011: Informatik schafft Communities, , Workshop on "Companion-Systeme und Mensch-Companion-Interaktion", Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn, Germany, 239, Series: Lecture Notes in Informatics.
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Engel D, Herdtweck C, Browatzki B and Curio C (September-2011) Image Retrieval with Semantic Sketches In: Human-Computer Interaction: INTERACT 2011, , 13th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 412-425, Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 6946.
Engel D and Curio C (June-2011) Pedestrian Detectability: Predicting Human Perception Performance with Machine Vision, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2011), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 429-435.
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Breidt M, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (March-2011) Robust Semantic Analysis by Synthesis of 3D Facial Motion, Ninth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition and Workshops (FG 2011), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 713-719.
Breidt M, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (December-2010) Face Models from Noisy 3D Cameras In: ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 Sketches (SA '10), , 3rd ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia (SIGGRAPH Asia 2010), ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 12.
Engel D and Curio C (June-2010) Shape Centered Interest Points for Feature Grouping, CVPR 2010 Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision (POCV 2010), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 9-16.
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Walder C, Breidt M, Bülthoff HH, Schölkopf B and Curio C (September-2009) Markerless 3D Face Tracking (DAGM 2009) In: Pattern Recognition, , 31. Symposium of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM 2009), Springer, Berlin, Germany, 41-50, Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 5748.
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Engel D, Spinello L, Triebel R, Siegwart R, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (May-2009) Medial Features for Superpixel Segmentation, Eleventh IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA 2009), MVA Organizing Committee, Tokyo, Japan, 248-252.
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Engel D and Curio C (December-2008) Scale-invariant medial features based on gradient vector flow fields, 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2008), IEEE Service Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1-4.
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Engel D, Curio C, Tcheang L, Mohler B and Bülthoff HH (October-2008) A psychophysically calibrated controller for navigating through large environments in a limited free-walking space, 15th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2008), ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 157-164.
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Curio C, Giese MA, Breidt M, Kleiner M and Bülthoff HH (August-2008) Probing Dynamic Human Facial Action Recognition From The Other Side Of The Mean, 5th Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV 2008), ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 59-66.
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Curio C, Giese MA, Breidt M, Kleiner M and Bülthoff HH (April-2008) Exploring Human Dynamic Facial Expression Recognition with Animation, International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys 2008), Karlsruhe, Germany, 1-6.
Wellein DI, Curio C and Bülthoff HH (July-2007) Redundancy reduction in 3D facial motion capture data for animation, 4th Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV 2007), ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 136.
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Curio C, Breidt M, Kleiner M, Vuong QC, Giese MA and Bülthoff HH (July-2006) Semantic 3D motion retargeting for facial animation, 3rd Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV 2006), ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 77-84.
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Curio C and Giese M (January-2005) Combining View-based and Model-based Tracking of Articulated Human Movements, IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Motion and Vision Computing (MOTION 2005), IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Motion and Vision Computing, 261-268.
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von Seelen W, Curio C, Gayko J, Handmann U and Kalinke T (September-2000) Scene analysis and organization of behavior in driver assistance systems, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2000), IEEE Operations Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 524-527.
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Curio C, Edelbrunner J, Kalinke T, Tzomakas C and von Seelen W (October-1999) Walking Pedestrian Recognition In: Intelligent Transportation Systems, , 1999 IEEE/IEEJ/JSAI International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Service Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 292-297.
Curio C, Edelbrunner J, Kalinke T, Tzomakas C, Bruckhoff C, Bergener T and von Seelen W (September-1999) Walking Pedestrian Detection and Classification In: Mustererkennung 1999, , 21. DAGM-Symposium, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 78-85, Series: Informatik aktuell.

Contributions to books (2):

Walder C, Breidt M, Bülthoff HH, Schölkopf B and Curio C: Markerless tracking of dynamic 3D scans of faces, 255-276. In: Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation, (Ed) C. Curio, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, (December-2010).
Curio C, Giese MA, Breidt M, Kleiner M and Bülthoff HH: Recognition of Dynamic Facial Action Probed by Visual Adaptation, 47-65. In: Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation, (Ed) C. Curio, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, (December-2010).

Posters (21):

de la Rosa S, Choudhery R, Bülthoff H and Curio C (August-2013): Eye candy: Looking at attractive people of the opposite gender makes men happy but not woman, 36th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2013), Bremen, Germany, Perception, 42(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 193.
Dobs K, Bülthoff I, Breidt M, Vuong QC, Curio C and Schultz JW (August-2013): Quantifying Human Sensitivity to Spatio-Temporal Information in Dynamic Faces, 36th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2013), Bremen. Germany, Perception, 42(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 197.
Giese MA, Chiovetto E and Curio C (September-2012): Perceptual relevance of kinematic components of facial movements extracted by unsupervised learning, 35th European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero, Italy, Perception, 41(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 150.
de la Rosa S, Miekes S, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (September-2012): View dependencies in the visual recognition of social interactions, 35th European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero, Italy, Perception, 41(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 240.
Dobs K, Bülthoff I, Curio C and Schultz J (August-2012): Investigating factors influencing the perception of identity from facial motion, 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2012), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 12(9) 35.
Dobs K, Kleiner M, Bülthoff I, Schultz J and Curio C (September-2011): Investigating idiosyncratic facial dynamics with motion retargeting, 34th European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France, Perception, 40(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 115.
de la Rosa S, Giese MA and Curio C (September-2011): The influence of dynamic and static adaptors on the magnitude of high-level aftereffects for dynamic facial expression, 34th European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France, Perception, 40(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 154.
Breidt M, Bülthoff HH and Curio C (October-2010): Towards Building a 4D Morphable Face Model, ACM/SSPNET 2nd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation (FAA 2010), Edinburgh, UK.
Curio C and Engel D (May-2010): A Computational Mid-Level Vision Approach For Shape-Specific Saliency Detection, 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2010), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 10(7) 1160.
Engel D and Curio C (May-2010): Factors Influencing The Detectability Of Pedestrians In Urban Environments, 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2010), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 10(7) 1247.
Garrod O, Yu H, Breidt M, Curio C and Schyns P (May-2010): Reverse Correlation In Temporal Facs Space Reveals Diagnostic Information During Dynamic Emotional Expression Classification, 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2010), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 10(7) 700.
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