Project Leader

Dr.-Ing. Cristobal Curio
Phone: +49 7071 601-605
Fax: +49 7071 601-616
cristobal.curio[at]tuebingen.mpg.de
 

People

Group members
 

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News

04/11/2013 New HMI detectability concept supporting situational awareness featured in IEEE Opens external link in new windowIntelligent Transportation Systems Magazine.
27/09/2013 Computational perception article on view-dependencies of social interaction understanding Opens external link in new windowFrontiers Perception.
26/08/2013 Congratulations to Christian Herdtweck on his successful PhD defense!
29/06/2013 Our approach on Opens external link in new window3D driver head pose monitoring will be 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.
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 determining 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 at Opens external link in new windowIEEE conference on Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration (MFI) 2012.
06/03/2012  Enhancing drivers' environment perception presented as Opens external link in new windowtalk (best paper finalist) and novel monocular visual odometry approach at Intelligent Vehicles conference.
05/10/2011 Public release of medial feature grouping and superpixel segmentation Opens external link in new windowcode.
09/ 2011 HMI system for image retrieval presented at INTERACT 2011 conference.
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 Our book on Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation has appeared at MIT press.
10/2010 Two SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Technical Sketches accepted for presentation.
05/2010 Paper at CVPR Conference Workshop on Feature Grouping.
09/2009 We won a DAGM paper 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).

Teaching

WS 2012/13 Opens external link in new windowMedizinische Bildverarbeitung at the Computer Science Department, Tübingen.
SS 2012 Opens external link in new windowMachine Learning II at the Graduate School of Neural Information Processing, Tübingen.
WS 2010/11 Statistical Methods in Artificial Intelligence at the Computer Science Department, Tübingen.
WS 2009/10 Advanced Topics in Machine Learning at the Computer Science Department, Tübingen.

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

Collaborators

Opens external link in new windowCenter for Integrated Neuroscience, Section Computational Motorics (Prof. Dr. M.A. Giese)
Opens external link in new windowAutonomous Systems Lab ETHZ (Prof. Dr. R. Siegwart)
Opens external link in new windowZentrum für Neurowissenschaften Zürich (Prof. Dr. med. A. Luft)
Opens external link in new windowMPI for Intelligent Systems (Prof. M. Black)

Five most recent Publications

Herdtweck C Person and Wallraven C Person (December-2013) Estimation of the Horizon in Photographed Outdoor Scenes by Human and Machine PLoS ONE 8(12) 1-14.
Dobricki M Person and de la Rosa S Person (December-2013) The structure of conscious bodily self-perception during full-body illusions PLoS ONE 8(12) 1-9.
Dobs K Person, Schultz J Person, Bülthoff I Person and Gardner JL (November-10-2013): Attending to expression or identity of dynamic faces engages different cortical areas, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2013), San Diego, CA, USA.
Nieuwenhuizen FM Person, Chuang LL Person and Bülthoff HH Person (November-2013) myCopter: Enabling Technologies for Personal Aerial Transportation Systems: Project status after 2.5 years 5. Internationale HELI World Konferenz "HELICOPTER Technologies", "HELICOPTER Operations" at the International Aerospace Supply Fair AIRTEC 2013, 1-3.
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Redcay E , Dodell-Feder D , Mavros PL , Kleiner M Person, Pearrow MJ , Triantafyllou C , Gabrieli JD and Saxe R (October-2013) Atypical brain activation patterns during a face-to-face joint attention game in adults with autism spectrum disorder Human Brain Mapping 34(10) 2511–2523.

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Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation

The recognition of faces is a fundamental visual function with importance for social interaction and communication. Scientific interest in facial recognition has increased dramatically over the last decade. Researchers in such fields as psychology, neurophysiology, and functional imaging have published more than 10,000 studies on face processing. Almost all of these studies focus on the processing of static pictures of faces, however, with little attention paid to the recognition of dynamic faces, faces as they change over time—a topic in neuroscience that is also relevant for a variety of technical applications, including robotics, animation, and human-computer interfaces. This volume, edited by Cristóbal CurioHeinrich H. Bülthoff and Martin A. Giese, offers a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary overview of recent work on dynamic faces from both biological and computational perspectives.
 
Dynamic Faces Book, MIT Press, 2010: The chapters cover a broad range of topics, including the psychophysics of dynamic face perception, results from electrophysiology and imaging, clinical deficits in patients with impairments of dynamic face processing, and computational models that provide insights about the brain mechanisms for the processing of dynamic faces. The book offers neuroscientists and biologists an essential reference for designing new experiments, and provides computer scientists with knowledge that will help them improve technical systems for the recognition, processing, synthesizing, and animating of dynamic faces.

Topics
: Psychophysics, Physiology, Clinics, Computational Modeling, Computer-Vision, Computer Graphics, Human-Computer Interfaces

Book contents

Foreword by Tomaso Poggio
Introduction by C. Curio, H.H. Bülthoff, M.A. Giese

I   Psychophysics

1 Is Dynamic Face Perception Primary?
Alan Johnston
2 Memory for Moving Faces: The Interplay of Two Recognition Systems
Alice O’Toole and Dana Roark
3 Investigating the Dynamic Characteristics Important for Face Recognition
Natalie Butcher and Karen Lander
4 Recognition of Dynamic Facial Action Probed by Visual Adaptation
Cristóbal Curio, Martin A. Giese, Martin Breidt, Mario Kleiner, and Heinrich H. Bülthoff
5 Facial Motion and Facial Form
Barbara Knappmeyer
6 Dynamic Facial Speech: What, How, and Who?
Harold Hill

II  Physiology

7 Dynamic Facial Signaling: A Dialog between Brains
David A. Leopold
8 Engaging Neocortical Networks with Dynamic Faces
Stephen V. Shepherd and Asif A. Ghazanfar
9 Multimodal Studies Using Dynamic Faces
Aina Puce and Charles E. Schroeder
10 Perception of Dynamic Facial Expressions and Gaze
Patrik Vuilleumier and Ruthger Righart
11 Moving and Being Moved: The Importance of Dynamic Information in Clinical Populations
B. de Gelder and J. Van den Stock

III Computation

12 Analyzing Dynamic Faces: Key Computational Challenges
Pawan Sinha
13 Elements for a Neural Theory of the Processing of Dynamic Faces
Thomas Serre and Martin A. Giese
14 Insights on Spontaneous Facial Expressions from Automatic Expression Measurement
Marian Bartlett, Gwen Littlewort, Esra Vural, Jake Whitehill, Tingfan Wu, Kang Lee, and Javier Movellan
15 Real-Time Dissociation of Facial Appearance and Dynamics during Natural Conversation
Steven M. Boker and Jeffrey F. Cohn
16 Dense 3D Facial Movement Tracking for Animation
Christian WalderMartin BreidtHeinrich H. Bülthoff, Bernhard Schölkopf, and Cristóbal Curio
Index

Citation

Curio C Person, Bülthoff HH Person, Giese MA Person 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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