Jonas De Vylder

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Active contours or snakes are widely used for segmentation and tracking. We propose a new active contour model, which converges reliably even when the initialization is far from the object of interest. The proposed segmentation technique uses an external energy function where the energy slowly decreases in the vicinity of an edge. This new energy function(More)
In image and video processing research, rapid prototyping and testing of different variations of an algorithm is quite essential (e.g., to find out if a given algorithm can solve a given problem or work in real-time). In the past decade, the computational performance of graphical processing units (GPUs) has improved significantly, where speed-up factors of(More)
Over the last 4 years phenotyping is becoming more and more automated, decreasing a lot of manual labour. Features, which uniquely define the plant, can be extracted automatically from images. As a lot of plant data has to be processed in order to extract the features, fast processing of these features is a challenge. Therefore in this paper, a new method(More)
The problem of camera calibration is two-fold. On the one hand, the parameters are estimated from known correspondences between the captured image and the real world. On the other, these correspondences themselves-typically in the form of chessboard corners-need to be found. Many distinct approaches for this feature template extraction are available, often(More)
In this demonstration, we present a new programming framework, Quasar, for heterogeneous programming on CPU and single/multi-GPU. Our programming framework consists of a high-level language that is aimed at relieving the programmer from hardware-related implementation issues that commonly occur in CPU/GPU programming, allowing the programmer to focus on the(More)
In the field of image denoising, the non-local means (NLMS) filter is a conceptually simple, yet powerful technique. This filter exploits non-local, i.e. spatially repetitive, structure in natural images to estimate noise-free structure. In contrast, a wide variety of image restoration problems have been solved exploiting local smoothness of natural images,(More)
Active contours or snakes are widely used for segmentation and tracking. These techniques require the minimization of an energy function, which is typically a linear combination of a data-fit term and regularization terms. This energy function can be tailored to the intrinsic object and image features. This can be done by either modifying the actual terms(More)