Gerda Kamberova

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It is clear that much of the world’s technological innovation originates from the domain of the startup, an arena in which the United States has historically played a major role. However, while business and other schools have traditionally offered courses in entrepreneurship, only about one third of all new businesses ever reach profitability and less than(More)
In this paper we address an application of computer vision which can in the future change completely our way of communicating over the network. We present our version of a testbed for telecollaboration. It is based on a highly accurate and precise stereo algorithm. The results demonstrate the live (on-line) recovery of 3D models of a dynamically changing(More)
We evaluate our recently developed conformal method for quantitative shape extraction from unorganized 3D oriented point clouds. The conformal method has been tested previously on real, noisy, 3D data. Here we focus on the empirical evaluation of its performance on synthetic, ground truth data, and comparisons with other methods for quantitative extraction(More)
We present a new method for defining neighborhoods, and assigning principal curvature frames, and mean and Gauss curvatures to the points of an unorganized oriented point-cloud. The neighborhoods are estimated by measuring implicitly the surface distance between points. The 3D shape recovery is based on conformal geometry, works directly on the cloud, does(More)
Among the unique features of humans, one of the most salient is the ability to effectively cool the body during extreme prolonged activity through the evapotranspiration of water on the skin's surface. The evolution of this novel physiological ability required a dramatic increase in the density and distribution of eccrine sweat glands relative to other(More)
A new technique for computing the differential invariants of a surface from 3D sample points and normals. It is based on a new conformal geometric approach to computing shape invariants directly from the Gauss map. In the current implementation we compute the mean curvature, the Gauss curvature, and the principal curvature axes at 3D points reconstructed by(More)