Stephan Huckemann

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Quadratic differentials naturally define analytic orientation fields on planar surfaces. We propose to model orientation fields of fingerprints by specifying quadratic differentials. Models for all fingerprint classes such as arches, loops and whorls are laid out. These models are parametrised by few, geometrically interpretable parameters which are(More)
We propose an intrinsic multifactorial model for data on Riemannian manifolds that typically occur in the statistical analysis of shape. Due to the lack of a linear structure, linear models cannot be defined in general; to date only one-way MANOVA is available. For a general multifactorial model, we assume that variation not explained by the model is(More)
Classical principal component analysis on manifolds, e.g. on Kendall’s shape spaces, is carried out in the tangent space of a Euclidean mean equipped with a Euclidean metric. We propose a method of principal component analysis for Riemannian manifolds based on geodesics of the intrinsic metric and provide for a numerical implementation in case of spheres.(More)
A reliable extraction of filament data from microscopic images is of high interest in the analysis of acto-myosin structures as early morphological markers in mechanically guided differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells and the understanding of the underlying fiber arrangement processes. In this paper, we propose the filament sensor (FS), a fast and(More)
Statistical analysis of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) brain artery trees is performed using two methods for mapping brain artery trees to points in phylogenetic treespace: cortical landmark correspondence and descendant correspondence. The differences in end-results based on these mappings are highlighted to emphasize the importance of correspondence(More)
In this study we show that by the current state-of-the-art synthetically generated fingerprints can easily be discriminated from real fingerprints. We propose a non-parametric distribution based method using second order extended minutiae histograms (MHs) which can distinguish between real and synthetic prints with very high accuracy. MHs provide a(More)
We seek a form of object model that exactly and completely captures the interior of most non-branching anatomic objects and simultaneously is well suited for probabilistic analysis on populations of such objects. We show that certain nearly medial, skeletal models satisfy these requirements. These models are first mathematically defined in continuous(More)
In this paper a numerical method to compute principal component geodesics for Kendall’s planar shape spaces which are essentially complex projective spaces is presented. Underlying is the notion of principal component analysis based on geodesics for non-Euclidean manifolds as proposed in an earlier paper by Huckemann and Ziezold (2006). Currently, principal(More)
Fingerprint recognition plays an important role in many commercial applications and is used by millions of people every day, e.g. for unlocking mobile phones. Fingerprint image segmentation is typically the first processing step of most fingerprint algorithms and it divides an image into foreground, the region of interest, and background. Two types of error(More)
This paper discusses a novel framework to analyze rotational deformations of real 3D objects. The rotational deformations such as twisting or bending have been observed as the major variation in some medical applications, where the features of the deformed 3D objects are directional data. We propose modeling and estimation of the global deformations in(More)