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Dr. 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 and statistical shape models
  • Mathematical optimisation
  • Matching and correspondence problems
  • Various applications (e.g. in AR/VR, motion capture, 3D reconstruction, biomedicine)

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
  • Bachelor's / Master's thesis in the area of linear assignment problems
  • 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

2018


Neural Animation and Reenactment of Human Actor Videos
L. Liu, W. Xu, M. Zollhoefer, H. Kim, F. Bernard, M. Habermann, W. Wang, C. Theobalt. arXiv. September, 2018
[paper] [project page]



A lifting method for analyzing distributed synchronization on the unit sphere
J. Thunberg, J. Markdahl, F. Bernard, J. Goncalves. Automatica, 96. pp. 253-258. October, 2018
[paper]



Structured Low-Rank Matrix Factorisation for Point-Cloud Denoising
K. Sarkar, F. Bernard, K. Varanasi, C. Theobalt, D. Stricker. International Conference on 3DVision (3DV). September, 2018
[paper]



Denoising of point-clouds based on structured dictionary learning
K. Sarkar, F. Bernard, K. Varanasi, C. Theobalt, D. Stricker. Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP). July, 2018
[paper] invited poster



DS*: Tighter Lifting-Free Convex Relaxations for Quadratic Matching Problems
F. Bernard, C. Theobalt, M. Moeller. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). June, 2018
[paper]



GANerated Hands for Real-time 3D Hand Tracking from Monocular RGB
F. Mueller, F. Bernard, O. Sotnychenko, D. Mehta, S. Sridhar, D. Casas, C. Theobalt. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). June, 2018
[paper] [project page] [video] selected as spotlight



Self-supervised Multi-level Face Model Learning for Monocular Reconstruction at over 250 Hz
A. Tewari, M. Zollhöfer, P. Garrido, F. Bernard, H. Kim, P. Pérez, C. Theobalt. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). June, 2018
[paper] [project page] [video] selected as oral



Illumination-invariant Robust Multiview 3D Human Motion Capture
N. Robertini, F. Bernard, W. Xu, C. Theobalt. IEEE Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision. March, 2018
[paper] [project page] [video]

2017


Distributed Synchronization of Euclidean Transformations with Guaranteed Convergence
J. Thunberg, F. Bernard, J. Goncalves. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). December, 2017
[paper]



MoFA: Model-based Deep Convolutional Face Autoencoder for Unsupervised Monocular Reconstruction
A. Tewari, M. Zollhöfer, H. Kim, P. Garrido, F. Bernard, P. Pérez, C. Theobalt. International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). October, 2017
[paper] [project page] [video] selected as oral presentation, acceptance rate 2.09%



A Combinatorial Solution to Non-Rigid 3D Shape-to-Image Matching
F. Bernard, F. R. Schmidt, J. Thunberg, D. Cremers. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). July, 2017
[paper]



Distributed methods for synchronization of orthogonal matrices over graphs
J. Thunberg, F. Bernard, J. Goncalves. Automatica, 80. pp. 243-252. June, 2017
[paper]



Shape-aware surface reconstruction from sparse 3D point-clouds
F. Bernard, L. Salamanca, J. Thunberg, A. Tack, D. Jentsch, H. Lamecker, S. Zachow, F. Hertel, J. Goncalves, P. Gemmar. Medical Image Analysis, 38. pp. 77-89. May, 2017
[paper]

2016


Novel Methods for Multi-Shape Analysis
F. Bernard. PhD Thesis. University of Luxembourg. November, 2016
[paper] BVM-Award 2017



Linear Shape Deformation Models with Local Support Using Graph-based Structured Matrix Factorisation
F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, F. Hertel, J. Goncalves, J. Thunberg. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). June/July, 2016
[paper] [video] [code]



Fast Correspondences for Statistical Shape Models of Brain Structures
F. Bernard, N. Vlassis, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, J. Thunberg, J. Goncalves, F. Hertel. SPIE Medical Imaging. March, 2016
[paper] [code]

2015


Improved Parkinson's disease classification from diffusion MRI data by Fisher vector descriptors
L. Salamanca, N. Vlassis, N. Diederich, F. Bernard, A. Skupin. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). October, 2015
[paper]



Transitively Consistent and Unbiased Multi-Image Registration using Numerically Stable Transformation Synchronisation
F. Bernard, J. Thunberg, A. Husch, L. Salamanca, P. Gemmar, F. Hertel, J. Goncalves. MICCAI Workshop on Spectral Analysis in Medical Imaging. October, 2015
[paper]



Shape-aware 3D Interpolation using Statistical Shape Models
F. Bernard, L. Salamanca, J. Thunberg, F. Hertel, J. Goncalves, P. Gemmar. Proceedings of Shape Symposium. September, 2015
[paper] selected for oral presentation, Siemens/Sicas SHAPE Award (best paper)



Susceptibility-Weighted MRI for Deep Brain Stimulation: Potentials in Trajectory Planning
F. Hertel, A. Husch, G. Dooms, F. Bernard, P. Gemmar. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 93 (5). pp. 303-308. July, 2015
[paper]



A Solution for Multi-Alignment by Transformation Synchronisation
F. Bernard, J. Thunberg, P. Gemmar, F. Hertel, A. Husch, J. Goncalves. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). June, 2015
[paper] [code]



Assessment of Electrode Displacement and Deformation with Respect to Pre-Operative Planning in Deep Brain Stimulation
A. Husch, P. Gemmar, J. Lohscheller, F. Bernard, F. Hertel. Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin. March, 2015
[paper] selected as oral presentation

2014


Interactive Hierarchical Segmentation for Deep Brain Structure Identification
F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, C. Saleh, F. Hertel. 10th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM). November, 2014




Improving the Consistency of Manual Deep Brain Structure Segmentations by Combining Variational Interpolation, Simultaneous Multi-Modality Visualisation and Histogram Equalisation
F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, C. Saleh, H. Neb, G. Dooms, F. Hertel. Proc. BMT, Biomed Tech, 59 (Suppl. 1). October, 2014
[paper]



Influence of the electrode-electrolyte interface on the electric field in Deep Brain Stimulation
R. P. Bremm, F. Bernard, A. Husch, H. Neb, P. Gemmar, K. P. Koch, F. Hertel. Proc. BMT, Biomed Tech, 59 (Suppl. 1). October, 2014
[paper]



ASMTB: An Extensible Development Environment for 3D Segmentations based on Active Shape Models
F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, F. Hertel. Proceedings of Shape Symposium. June, 2014
[paper] [poster]



Automatic Segmentation of Brain Structures for Neurosurgery
F. Bernard. Joint poster session of Machine Learning Summer School & AISTATS. April, 2014


2013


Eyelid Contour Detection and Tracking for Startle Research related Eye-Blink Measurements from High-Speed Video Records
F. Bernard, C.E. Deuter, P. Gemmar, H. Schachinger. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 112 (1). pp. 22-37. October, 2013
[paper]



Computer aided Planning and Navigation for Patient-Specific Deep Brain Stimulation
P. Gemmar, F. Bernard, A. Husch, P. Martini, K.-P. Koch, F. Hertel. Proc. BMT, Biomed Tech, 58 (Suppl. 1). September, 2013
[paper]



Patient-specific Modelling of the Subthalamic Nucleus for Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting
F. Bernard, A. Husch, F. Hertel, P. Gemmar. 9th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM). June, 2013




An Approach on the Quantification of Uncertainties in the MRI-defined Subthalamic Nucleus
A. Husch, F. Bernard, F. Hertel, P. Gemmar. 9th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM). June, 2013




Kontaktfreie, videobasierte Erfassung der Blinzelaktivität
G. Fischer, C.E. Deuter, F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, H. Schächinger. Proc. "Psychologie und Gehirn". May/June, 2013


2012


Road Map for patient-centered 3D Planning and Navigation in Deep Brain Stimulation – Automatic Registration of STN Morphology
P. Gemmar, A. Husch, F. Bernard, F. Hertel. 8th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM) - Joint Meeting with the Neuromodulation Society of United Kingdom and Ireland (NSUKI). November, 2012




SWAN Sequence in Comparison to T2 for STN Visualization in DBS Surgery
N. Gunnes, A. Husch, F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, G. Dooms, F. Hertel. 8th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM) - Joint Meeting with the Neuromodulation Society of United Kingdom and Ireland (NSUKI). November, 2012
[poster]



Suite for Computer Supported Planning and Navigation in Deep Brain Stimulation
A. Husch, F. Bernard, F. Hertel, P. Gemmar. 8th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neuromodulation (DGNM) - Joint Meeting with the Neuromodulation Society of United Kingdom and Ireland (NSUKI). November, 2012
[poster]



Improvements on the Feasibility of Active Shape Model-based Subthalamic Nucleus Segmentation
F. Bernard, P. Gemmar, A. Husch, F. Hertel. Proc. BMT, Biomed Tech, 57 (Suppl. 1). August, 2012
[paper]

Teaching

  • Summer Term 2018:
    Seminar on 3D Shape Analysis, Saarland University
  • November 2011 - January 2012:
    Lecture on Medical Image Processing, Trier University of Applied Sciences

Recent Positions

  • since June 2017:
    Postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • 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 (Computer Games Technology) at the University of Abertay, United Kingdom
  • September 2006 - February 2010:
    B.Sc. in Computer Science from Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany