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Dr. Martin Breidt

Address: Spemannstr. 38
72076 Tübingen
Room number: 103
Phone: +49 7071 601 604
Fax: +49 7071 601 616
E-Mail: martin.breidt

 

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Martin Breidt

Position: Research Technician  Unit: Bülthoff

In my understanding, a Technical Director (TD) should bridge the gap between art and technology, creativity and engineering, intuition and science. That is what I am trying to do at the MPI in the field of 3D facial and body animation, in particular.

Areas of Interest: Computer graphics, 3D animation, facial perception/analysis/animation, visual effects, 3D + 4D scanning, motion capture, video technology, virtual reality, visualization & realtime rendering.

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I was part of the Cognitive Engineering group where we develop and use systems from Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning with methods from psychophysics in order to investigate fundamental cognitive processes. For this, we make use of our Face and Motion Capture facilities as well as the 3D face scanning systems in our department.

 

Recently I have started to investigate perceptual effects of avatars in computer graphics and virtual reality in collaboration with Betty Mohler, Michael Black, Javier Romero, Naureen Mahmood and Reuben Fleming (whose PhD I supervise jointly with Betty Mohler).

 

Until summer 2016, I will also be giving lectures on medical visualization at the Reutlingen University.

 

In addition to my research, I am responsible for software licensing management at our institute.

Having received a Diplom (Masters) in Computer Science from the University of Tuebingen, I continued my interest in applied computer graphics at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg, where I specialized as Technical Director for Visual Effects. Since 2003 I am working as Research TD at the MPI, developing new methods for believable 3D facial animation. In 2012, I completed my PhD in Computer Science on the topic of data-driven facial animation.

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Books (1):

Breidt M: Datenbasierte Gesichtsanimation, 175, Logos Verlag, Berlin, Germany, (2012). ISBN: 978-3-8325-3136-2, Series: MPI Series in Biological Cybernetics ; 32

Articles (5):

Krimmel M, Breidt M, Bacher M, Müller-Hagedorn S, Dietz K, Bülthoff HH, Reinert S and Kluba S (October-2015) Three-Dimensional Normal Facial Growth from Birth to the Age of 7 Years Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 136(4) 490e-501e.
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.
Krimmel M, Kluba S, Breidt M, Bacher M, Müller-Hagedorn S, Dietz K, Bülthoff HH and Reinert s (January-2013) Three-Dimensional Assessment of Facial Development in Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip With and Without Alveolar Cleft Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 24(1) 313–316.
Krimmel M, Kluba S, Breidt M, Bacher M, Dietz K, Bülthoff HH and Reinert S (November-2009) Three-Dimensional Assessment of Facial Development in Children With Pierre Robin Sequence Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 20(6) 2055-2060.
Wallraven C, Breidt M, Cunningham DW and Bülthoff HH (January-2008) Evaluating the Perceptual Realism of Animated Facial Expressions ACM Transactions on Applied Perception 4(4:4) 1-20.

Conference papers (21):

Fleming R, Mohler BJ, Romero J, Black MJ and Breidt M (February-2016) Appealing female avatars from 3D body scans: Perceptual effects of stylization, 11th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2016), 1-11.
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Wellerdiek AC, Breidt M, Geuss MN, Streuber S, Kloos U, Black MJ and Mohler BJ (September-2015) Perception of Strength and Power of Realistic Male Characters, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP '15), ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 7-14.
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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.
McDonnell R, Breidt M and Bülthoff HH (July-2012) Render me Real? Investigating the Effect of Render Style on the Perception of Animated Virtual Humans In: ACM SIGGRAPH 2012, , 39th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(4:91), 1-11.
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Alexandrova IV, Rall M, Breidt M, Tullius G, Kloos C, Bülthoff HH and Mohler BJ (February-2012) Enhancing Medical Communication Training Using Motion Capture, Perspective Taking and Virtual Reality In: Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, , 19th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference (MMVR 2012), IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16-22.
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Alexandrova IV, Rall M, Breidt M, Kloos U, Tullius G, Bülthoff HH and Mohler BJ (May-2011) Animations of Medical Training Scenarios in Immersive Virtual Environments, 2011 Workshop on Digital Media and Digital Content Management (DMDCM), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 9-12.
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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.
McDonnell R and Breidt M (December-2010) Face Reality: Investigating the Uncanny Valley for virtual faces 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, Nw York, NY, USA, 41.
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Robuffo Giordano P, Masone C, Tesch J, Breidt M, Pollini L and Bülthoff HH (May-2010) A Novel Framework for Closed-Loop Robotic Motion Simulation - Part I: Inverse Kinematics Design, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 3876-3883.
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Robuffo Giordano P, Masone C, Tesch J, Breidt M, Pollini L and Bülthoff HH (May-2010) A Novel Framework for Closed-Loop Robotic Motion Simulation - Part II: Motion Cueing Design and Experimental Validation, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 3896-3903.
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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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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.
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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Wallraven C, Breidt M, Cunningham D and Bülthoff HH (August-2005) Psychophysical evaluation of animated facial expressions, 2nd Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV 2005), ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 17-24.
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Kleiner M, Wallraven C, Breidt M, Cunningham DW and Bülthoff HH (December-2004) Multi-viewpoint video capture for facial perception research, Workshop on Modelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments (CAPTECH 2004), 55-60.
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Wallraven C, Cunningham DW, Breidt M and Bülthoff HH (August-2004) View dependence of complex versus simple facial motions, 1st Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV 2004), ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 181.
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Breidt M, Wallraven C, Cunningham DW and Bülthoff HH (September-2003) Combining 3D Scans and Motion Capture for Realistic Facial Animation In: Eurographics 2003, , 24th Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, Eurographics Association, Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, 63-66.
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Cunningham DW, Breidt M, Kleiner M, Wallraven C and Bülthoff HH (September-2003) The inaccuracy and insincerity of real faces, 3rd IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP 2003), Acta Press, Anaheim, CA, USA, 7-12.
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Cunningham DW, Breidt M, Kleiner M, Wallraven C and Bülthoff HH (May-2003) How believable are real faces? Towards a perceptual basis for conversational animation, 16th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2003), IEEE, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, 23-29.
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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 (8):

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.
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.
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.
Curio C, Kleiner M, Breidt M and Bülthoff HH (January-2010): The Virtual Face Mirror Project: Revealing Dynamic Self-Perception in Humans, 4th International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys 2010), Zürich, Switzerland.
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Krimmel M, Kluba S, Breidt M, Dietz K, Bacher M and Reinert S (September-2008): Facial Morphology of Children with Pierre Robin Sequence, XIXth Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Bologna, Italy, Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, 36(Supplement 1) S15.
Curio C, Giese MA, Breidt M, Kleiner M and 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.
Curio C, Giese MA, Breidt M, Kleiner M and Bülthoff HH (July-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 and Bülthoff HH (June-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.

Theses (1):

Breidt M: Datenbasierte Gesichtsanimation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, (March-2012). PhD thesis

Popular Scientific Articles (5):

Breidt M: Gamma korrekt, Digital Production(September-2008) 2008, 138-142.
Breidt M: 3ds max 7: Custom Attributes in MAXScript, Digital Production(December-2005) 2005, 130-135.
Breidt M: 3ds max 7: Der Reaction Manager, Digital Production(August-2005) 2005, 127-132.
Breidt M: 3ds max: Parameter Collector, Digital Production(January-2005) 2005, 134-139.
Breidt M: 3ds max: Motion Baking mit MAXScript, Digital Production(June-2004) 2004, 128-137.

Talks (11):

Curio C and 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.
Trutoiu L, Breidt M, Mohler B and Steed A (March-25-2015) Invited Lecture: Social Interactions in Virtual Reality: Challenges and Potential, IEEE Virtual Reality (VR 2015), Arles, France.
Breidt M (May-7-2014) Invited Lecture: Data-driven Facial Animation, Trinity College Dublin: Graphics Vision and Visualisation Group, Dublin, Ireland.
Breidt M (July-2011) Invited Lecture: 3D-Mimikanalyse, Tübinger Innovationstage 2011 der Industrie- und Handelskammer Reutlingen, Tübingen, Germany.
Breidt M (March-2011) Invited Lecture: Robust Semantic Analysis by Synthesis of 3D Facial Motion, University of Southern California, Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Breidt M (June-5-2009): MPIK Face Technology, Maxnet Cognition Meeting: Max Planck Institute for Human Development,, Berlin, Germany.
Breidt M and Curio C (November-24-2006): Technologien für Virtual Reality und Gesichtsanimation am MPI, Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme: IAIS Seminar, Sankt Augustin.
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