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Florian Bernard

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Department 4: Computer Graphics
 office: Campus E1 4, Room 212
Saarland Informatics Campus
66123 Saarbrücken

Germany

 email: Get my email address via email
 phone: +49 681 9325-4012
 fax: +49 681 9325-4099

Research Interests

  • Multi-shape analysis
  • Statistical shape models
  • Mathematical optimisation
  • Matching and correspondence problems

Student projects / HiWi positions

Current projects:
  • HiWi position or Research Immersion lab for a project in the area of inverse kinematics optimisation
  • Bachelor's / Master's thesis related to combinatorial 3D shape-to-image matching
  • Various other projects related to my research interests (see above)
If you are a student and have your own idea for a thesis topic that is related to my research interests (see above), please feel free to get in touch.

Publications

2017:
  • J. Thunberg, F. Bernard, J. Goncalves: Distributed Synchronization of Euclidean Transformations with Guaranteed Convergence. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Melbourne, 2017 (to appear)
  • A. Tewari, M. Zollhöfer, H. Kim, P. Garrido, F. Bernard, P. Pérez, C. Theobalt: MoFA: Model-based Deep Convolutional Face Autoencoder for Unsupervised Monocular Reconstruction
    [arXiv]

  • F. Bernard, F. R. Schmidt, J. Thunberg, D. Cremers: A Combinatorial Solution to Non-Rigid 3D Shape-to-Image Matching. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Honolulu, HI, 2017 (to appear)
    [arXiv]
  • F. Bernard, L. Salamanca, J. Thunberg, A. Tack, D. Jentsch, H. Lamecker, S. Zachow, F. Hertel, J. Goncalves, P. Gemmar: Shape-aware surface reconstruction from sparse 3D point-clouds. Medical Image Analysis, 38, pp. 77-89, May 2017
    [arXiv] [Elsevier] [code]
  • J. Thunberg, F. Bernard, J. Goncalves: Distributed methods for synchronization of orthogonal matrices over graphs. Automatica, 80, pp. 243-252, June 2017
    [arXiv] [Elsevier]
2016:
  • F. Bernard: Novel Methods for Multi-Shape Analysis. PhD Thesis. University of Luxembourg, November 2016
    [pdf]
    BVM-Award 2017
  • F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, F. Hertel, J. Goncalves, J. Thunberg: Linear Shape Deformation Models with Local Support Using Graph-based Structured Matrix Factorisation. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Las Vegas, NV, 2016 (selected as spotlight, acceptance rate 9.7%)
    [arXiv] [IEEE Xplore] [video] [code]
  • F. Bernard, N. Vlassis, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, J. Thunberg, J. Goncalves, F. Hertel: Fast Correspondences for Statistical Shape Models of Brain Structures. SPIE Medical Imaging, San Diego, March 2016
    [SPIE] [pdf] [code]
2015:
  • J. Thunberg, F. Bernard, J. Goncalves: On Transitive Consistency for Linear Invertible Transformations between Euclidean Coordinate Systems. (preprint)
    [arxiv]
    [code]
  • L. Salamanca, N. Vlassis, N. Diederich, F. Bernard, A. Skupin: Improved Parkinson's disease classification from diffusion MRI data by Fisher vector descriptors. MICCAI. Munich, October 2015
    [Springer]
  • F. Bernard, J. Thunberg, A. Husch, L. Salamanca, P. Gemmar, F. Hertel, J. Goncalves: Transitively Consistent and Unbiased Multi-Image Registration using Numerically Stable Transformation Synchronisation. MICCAI Workshop on Spectral Analysis in Medical Imaging. Munich, October 2015
    [MIDAS Journal]
  • F. Bernard, L. Salamanca, J. Thunberg, F. Hertel, J. Goncalves, P. Gemmar: Shape-aware 3D Interpolation using Statistical Shape Models. Proceedings of Shape Symposium, Delemont, September 2015
    Abstract available here (p. 11), selected for oral presentation, 
    Siemens/Sicas SHAPE Award (best paper)
  • F. Hertel, A. Husch, G. Dooms, F. Bernard, P. Gemmar: Susceptibility-Weighted MRI for Deep Brain Stimulation: Potentials in Trajectory Planning. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 93 (5), pp. 303-308, July 2015
    [karger]
  • F. Bernard, J. Thunberg, P. Gemmar, F. Hertel, A. Husch, J. Goncalves: A Solution for Multi-Alignment by Transformation Synchronisation. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Boston, MA, June 2015
    [arXiv] [IEEE Xplore] [code]
  • A. Husch, P. Gemmar, J. Lohscheller, F. Bernard, F. Hertel: Assessment of Electrode Displacement and Deformation with Respect to Pre-Operative Planning in Deep Brain Stimulation. Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin, Lübeck, March 2015
    [Springer] (selected for oral presentation)
2014:
  • F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, C. Saleh, F. Hertel: Interactive Hierarchical Segmentation for Deep Brain Structure Identification. 10th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM), Bad Oeynhausen, November 2014
  • F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, C. Saleh, H. Neb, G. Dooms, F. Hertel: Improving the Consistency of Manual Deep Brain Structure Segmentations by Combining Variational Interpolation, Simultaneous Multi-Modality Visualisation and Histogram Equalisation. Proc. BMT, Biomed Tech, 59 (Suppl. 1), October 2014
    Fulltext available here
    (p. 131)
  • R. P. Bremm, F. Bernard, A. Husch, H. Neb, P. Gemmar, K. P. Koch, F. Hertel: Influence of the electrode-electrolyte interface on the electric field in Deep Brain Stimulation. Proc. BMT, Biomed Tech, 59 (Suppl. 1), October 2014
    Abstract available here (p. 82) 
  • F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, F. Hertel: ASMTB: An Extensible Development Environment for 3D Segmentations based on Active Shape Models. Proceedings of Shape Symposium, Delemont, June 2014
    Abstract available here (p. 39)
    Download poster
  • F. Bernard: Automatic Segmentation of Brain Structures for Neurosurgery. Joint poster session of Machine Learning Summer School & AISTATS, Reykjavik, April 2014

2013:

  • F. Bernard, C.E. Deuter, P. Gemmar, H. Schachinger: Eyelid Contour Detection and Tracking for Startle Research related Eye-Blink Measurements from High-Speed Video Records. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 112 (1), pp. 22-37, October 2013
    Download preprint
  • P. Gemmar, F. Bernard, A. Husch, P. Martini, K.-P. Koch, F. Hertel: Computer aided Planning and Navigation for Patient-Specific Deep Brain Stimulation. Proc. BMT, Biomed Tech, 58 (Suppl. 1), September 2013
    Fulltext available here
  • F. Bernard, A. Husch, F. Hertel, P. Gemmar: Patient-specific Modelling of the Subthalamic Nucleus for Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting. International Neuromodulation Society World Congress, Berlin, June 2013
  • A. Husch, F. Bernard, F. Hertel, P. Gemmar: An Approach on the Quantification of Uncertainties in the MRI-defined Subthalamic Nucleus. International Neuromodulation Society World Congress, Berlin, June 2013
  • G. Fischer, C.E.  Deuter, F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, H. Schächinger: Kontaktfreie, videobasierte Erfassung der Blinzelaktivität. Proc. "Psychologie und Gehirn", Würzburg, May/June 2013
    Abstract available here (p. 43)

2012:

  • P. Gemmar, A. Husch, F. Bernard, F. Hertel: Road Map for patient-centered 3D Planning and Navigation in Deep Brain Stimulation – Automatic Registration of STN Morphology. 8th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM) Joint Meeting with the Neuromodulation Society of United Kingdom and Ireland (NSUKI), Berlin, 23.-24. November 2012
  • N. Gunnes, A. Husch, F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, G. Dooms, F. Hertel: SWAN Sequence in Comparison to T2 for STN Visualization in DBS Surgery, 8th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM) Joint Meeting with the Neuromodulation Society of United Kingdom and Ireland (NSUKI). Berlin, 23.-24. November 2012
    Download poster
  • A. Husch, F. Bernard, F. Hertel, P. Gemmar: Suite for Computer Supported Planning and Navigation in Deep Brain Stimulation, 8th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM) Joint Meeting with the Neuromodulation Society of United Kingdom and Ireland (NSUKI). Berlin, 23.-24. November 2012
    Download poster
  • F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, F. Hertel: Improvements on the Feasibility of Active Shape Model-based Subthalamic Nucleus Segmentation. Proc. BMT, Biomed Tech, 57 (Suppl. 1), pp. 42-45, August 2012 (selected for oral presentation)
    Fulltext available here

Teaching

  • November 2011 - January 2012:
    Medical Image Processing at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Recent Positions

  • November 2016 - June 2017:
    Postdoc at Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Education

  • October 2013 - November 2016:
    Ph.D. from University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • March 2010 - February 2013:
    M.Sc. in Computer Science from Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • September 2010 - June 2011:
    Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering at the University of Abertay, United Kingdom
  • September 2006 - February 2010:
    B.Sc. in Computer Science from Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany