We invite you the talk “Understanding the World Through Images” by Petra Gospodnetić from Fraunhofer ITWM, on January, 10 2019 at 5 PM, in Faculty’s Grey Hall. Everyone interested in employment at the Fraunhofer ITWM and work in the field of
computer vision, computer graphics and robotics can expect interesting lecture, pizza and swag. In order to save a seat, please fill out the form at the end of the post.
We, the consumers, the end users, the aimed group, rarely keeping the production process in mind. The goal is the product as we get, unwrap and install it. Think; are you aware of every single manufacturing step required for you to enjoy your new goodie? Probably no, and that is ok.
However, it is amazing to observe the industry from the backstage. To meet and handle new product requirements and challenges, day in, day out… How strong will the car tire grip in wet conditions? Why can one cookie be dipped in champagne, while the other one will dissolve within seconds? How can a metal sheet, produced at speeds over 10 m/s, be inspected without stopping the production? How old is the air, retained 2.5 km deep under ice? How does a structure of a regrown organ look like?
It is just another day at the office for image processing department of Fraunhofer ITWM. Answers to the questions above we find in images, over different dimensions, developing custom image analysis algorithms and using mathematical models. All that to pick up on the most peculiar patterns, giving a possibility to measure, simulate and deduce new conclusions in a more consistent, data driven way. Playing at the border between theoretical and applicational research. Extracting the theory from the vacuum, reinterpreting, and making it applicable.
Petra is FER aulmni and a PhD candidate at Fraunhofer ITWM, working on development of visual inspection systems and performance optimization. She usually doesn’t choose the easier way but the more fun one. There fore her work sits in between several major fields such as computer vision, computer graphics and robotics. It’s a blast to work on problems which arise when merging different areas, but it also keeps you on your toes as you are basically running a race to learn everything you need to know and implement it the way you imagined it… in a finite amount of time.