Rik Fransens

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This paper describes a method for dense depth reconstruction from a small set of wide-baseline images. In a wide-baseline setting an inherent difficulty which complicates the stereo-correspondence problem is self-occlusion. Also, we have to consider the possibility that image pixels in different images, which are projections of the same point in the scene,(More)
In this paper, we present a generative model based approach to solve the multi-view stereo problem. The input images are considered to be generated by either one of two processes: (i) an inlier process, which generates the pixels which are visible from the reference camera and which obey the constant brightness assumption, and (ii) an outlier process which(More)
Detecting the dominant normal directions to the decision surface is an established technique for feature selection in high dimensional classification problems. Several approaches have been proposed to render this strategy more amenable to practice, but they still show a number of important shortcomings from a pragmatic point of view. This paper introduces a(More)
We present a generative model based approach to deal with spatially coherent outliers. The model assumes that image pixels are generated by either one of two distinct processes: an inlier process which is responsible for the generation of the majority of the data, and an outlier process which generates pixels not adhering to the inlier model. The(More)
This paper deals with the computation of optical flow and occlusion detection in the case of large displacements. We propose a Bayesian approach to the optical flow problem and solve it by means of differential techniques. The images are regarded as noisy measurements of an underlying ’true’ image-function. Additionally, the image data is considered(More)
This paper presents a generative model based approach to deal with occlusions in vision problems which can be formulated as MAP-estimation problems. The approach is generic and targets applications in diverse domains like model-based object recognition, depth-from-stereo and image registration. It relies on a probabilistic imaging model, in which visible(More)
This paper presents a new method for face modeling and face recognition from a pair of calibrated stereo cameras. In a first step, the algorithm builds a stereo reconstruction of the face by adjusting the global transformation parameters and the shape parameters of a 3D morphable face model. The adjustment of the parameters is such that stereo(More)
In this paper, we present a novel histogram based method for estimating and maximising mutual information (MI) between two multi-modal and possibly multi-banded signals. Histogram based estimation methods are a common means for estimating the MI between two signals and the derivative of MI with respect to these signals. However, they do not scale well(More)
A lot of computer vision applications have to deal with occlusions. In such settings only a subset of the features of interest can be observed, i.e. only incomplete or partial measurements are available. In this article we show how a learned statistical model can be used to make a prediction of the unknown (occluded) features. The probabilistic nature of(More)