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Computer Vision Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers.

MedTech West.

I was previously with the Mathematical Imaging Group, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Lund University.

NEWS: Interested in the visual localization problem? We have launched a new benchmark site: Visual Localization.

NEWS: Area Chair for the International Conference on Computer Vision, October 2019 and the European Conference on Computer Vision, September 2018.

NEWS: PhD student position in Geometric Deep Learning. Collaborative WASP-AI project with Prof. Michael Felsberg, Linköping University. More information about the position and how to apply, see here. Deadline: October 28, 2018.

NEWS: One paper accepted for ECCV in Munich, Germany in September 2018! See publications.

NEWS: News article in Swedish: Algoritmen varnar innan hjärtinfarkten är ett faktum with my PhD student Jennifer Alvén.

NEWS: I am part of the Program Management Group of the WASP-AI program.

NEWS: Organiser of the 6th Workshop on Computer Vision for Road Scene Understanding and Autonomous Driving, September 14, 2018, Munich, Germany in conjunction with ECCV 2018.

Interested in my mathematical ancestors and descendants? You can find them here at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.

My Erdös number is 4 via the path: Fredrik Kahl - Gunnar Sparr - Jaak Peetre - Svante Janson - Paul Erdös.

Metric localization from a single image! In the first video below, you see how we reconstructed a 3D model of a tunnel from one image sequence. Then, in the second video, we use a single image to determine our localization (absolute pose) in the 3D model of the tunnel! Read our BMVC 2016 paper.

Want to scan yourself? Read our paper CopyMe3D.

Meet my PhD Students:

  • Fredrik Hellström, Communication Systems Group, Chalmers University of Technology (co-supervised with Giuseppe Durisi)
  • José Pedro Lopes Iglesias, Computer Vision Group, Chalmers University of Technology (co-supervised with Carl Olsson)
  • Lucas Brynte, Computer Vision Group, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Eskil Jörgensen, Computer Vision Group, Chalmers University of Technology and Zenuity AB
  • Mikaela Åhlén, Computer Vision Group, Chalmers University of Technology and Husqvarna AB
  • Carl Toft, Computer Vision Group, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Måns Larsson, Computer Vision Group, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Jennifer Alvén, Computer Vision Group, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Jonathan Arvidsson, University of Gothenburg (co-supervised with Magnus Båth, Göran Starck and Peter Bernhardt)
and post-doc:
  • Amir Shahroudy, Computer Vision Group, Chalmers University of Technology
Former PhD students:

Organiser of the first Swedish Symposium on Deep Learning (SSDL), June 20-21, 2017. Location: KTH, Stockholm.

Tutorial in Salt Lake City at CVPR 2018 on Optimisation in Multiple View Geometry: The L-infinity Way. Tutors: Tat-Jun Chin, Anders Eriksson and Fredrik Kahl.

VR-project on the integration of geometry and semantics in computer vision, 2017-2020, funded by the Swedish Research Council. This is a basic research project with the aim of developing new mathematical methods and theory for computer vision applications, including medical imaging problems.

I am the main PI for the SSF project Semantic Mapping and Visual Navigation for Smart Robots which is a collaboration between computer vision, automatic control, machine learning and mathematics. Budget: 31.1 MSEK during 2016-2021. Funded by Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

Summer School in Convex and Discrete Optimization on the island of Als, Denmark. Tutors: Fredrik Kahl and Richard Hartley, August 2015.

Tutorial in Zurich at ECCV'14 on Robust Optimization Techniques in Computer Vision successfully completed with more than 150 registered participants. Tutors: Olof Enqvist, Fredrik Kahl and Richard Hartley.

I am on the Editorial Board of Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision.

Recent Area Chair assignments: ICCV 2013, CVPR 2014 and ECCV 2014, BMVC 2015, ECCV 2016, ICCV 2017.

ERC-project GlobalVision, 2008-2013. Starting Independent Research Grant, funded by the European Research Council. Read more about it in Svenska Dagbladet.

Mathematical Methods in Computer Vision, 2008-2014. A project in the programme Future Research Leaders, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Read the feature article (Swedish only) on one of the participants.

I was general chair for Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Lund, Sweden, 19-21 August, 2013.

Discrete Optimization. A PhD course in mathematics, given spring 2011.

Optimization in Computer Vision. A one week PhD School, 19-23 May 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Co-organized with Henrik Aanaes, DTU. Lectures include Prof. Richard Hartley, Phil Torr and Lieven Vanderberge.

If you are interested in Master Thesis projects in mathematics, computer vision or medical imaging, contact me.

Want to see research in the making? Continuous cuts black board.

Läs om svenska IT-undret i Blekinge Läns Tidning

We are featured in Sydsvenskan!

Jan-Erik Solem's and my patent which was acquired by Apple reaches the news tabloids!

Address: Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Division of Mathematics, PO Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 730 946028
Publisher: Fredrik Kahl,
Last updated: January 9, 2017