Andreas Neufeld

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Accurate camera motion estimation is a fundamental building block for many Computer Vision algorithms. For improved robust-ness, temporal consistency of translational and rotational camera velocity is often assumed by propagating motion information forward using stochastic filters. Classical stochastic filters, however, use linear approximations for the(More)
Based on results of the preceding paper, and assuming fast equilibration in phase space to the temperature of the surrounding media compared to the time scale of a reaction, we formulate a statistical theory of intramolecular nonadiabatic transitions. A classical mechanics description of phase space dynamics allows for an ab initio treatment of(More)
Camera motion estimation from observed scene features is an important task in image processing to increase the accuracy of many methods, e.g., optical flow and structure-from-motion. Due to the curved geometry of the state space $${\text {SE}}_{3}$$ SE 3 and the nonlinear relation to the observed optical flow, many recent filtering approaches use a(More)
We propose a variational approach for estimating egomotion and structure of a static scene from a pair of images recorded by a single moving camera. In our approach the scene structure is described by a set of 3D planar surfaces, which are linked to a SLIC superpixel decomposition of the image domain. The continuously parametrized planes are determined(More)
A generalization of the recently published quantum-classical approximation [A. A. Neufeld, J. Chem. Phys., 119, 2488 (2003)] for the purposes of reaction dynamics in condensed phase is presented. The obtained kinetic equations treat a solvent influence in a nonphenomenological way, account for the change of the free energy of the surrounding media, allow(More)
A new method, non-Markovian quantum-classical approximation (NQCA), is suggested to model the photoisomerization of polyatomic molecules. The NQCA method can be successfully applied to follow the photoisomerization process for a wide class of reacting systems, namely, those for which the time scale required for the equilibration in the phase space of the(More)
Hot absorption spectra of polyatomic molecules may exhibit a characteristic shoulder. Its origin and connection to the 0-0 transition energy gap has been established on the basis of a recently developed quantum-classical approach. We demonstrate that an accurate estimate of the transition energy can be obtained directly from experimental data. The method(More)
A fully classical limit of the recently published quantum-classical approximation [A. A. Neufeld, J. Chem. Phys. 119, 2488 (2003)] is obtained and analyzed. The resulting kinetic equations are capable of describing the evolution of an open system on the entire time axis, including the short-time non-Markovian stage, and are valid beyond linear response(More)