News

Oct, 2017: EUROVR association is co-financing an important initiative: the VR Tour. Organized by Laval Virtual, the tour is scheduled to visit the various actors operating in the fields of Virtual and Augmented Reality in all Europe.

Jun 17, 2017: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2017.

Feb-Apr 2017: David Vilela (Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, University of Coruna, Spain) visited our lab. He is working on benchmarks to compare different intersection calculation methods in collisions, and also different force models.

Feb 2017: G. Zachmann and J. Teuber visited the Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand as part of a delegation from the University of Bremen. The goal of the visit was to foster the cooperation between the two universities and lay ground-work for future colaborations.

Jun 2016: Radio Bremen visited our lab to film the works of the Creative Unit "Intra-Operative Information" for a news magazine on the local TV station. Click here for the film at Radio Bremen. And Click here for the same film on our Website.

May 16, 2016: Patrick Lange was honored with the SIGSIM Best PhD Award at the ACM SIGSIM PADS Conference 2016.

Jun 19-21, 2015: G. Zachmann gives invited talk at the DAAD-Stipendiatentreffen in Bremen, Germany.

Jun 2015: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2015.

Dec 08-10, 2014: ICAT-EGVE 2014 and EuroVR 2014 conferences at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann.

Sep 25-26, 2014: GI VR/AR 2014 conference at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann.

Sep 24-25, 2014: VRIPHYS 2014 conference at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann .

Feb 4, 2014: G. Zachmann gives invited talk on Interaction Metaphors for Collaborative 3D Environments at Learntec.

Jan 2014: G. Zachmann got invited to be a Member of the Review Panel in the Human Brain Project for the Competitive Call for additional project partners

Nov 2013: Invited Talk at the "Cheffrühstück 2013"

Oct 2013: PhD thesis of Rene Weller published in the Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems.

Jun 2013: G. Zachmann participated in the Dagstuhl Seminar Virtual Realities (13241)

Jun 2013: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2013.

Jun 2013: Invited talk at Symposium für Virtualität und Interaktion 2013 in Heidelberg by Rene Weller.

Apr 2013: Rene Weller was honored with the EuroHaptics Ph.D Award at the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013.

Jan 2013: Talk at the graduation ceremony of the University of Bremen by Rene Weller.

Oct 2012: Invited Talk by G. Zachmann at the DLR VROOS Workshop Servicing im Weltraum -- Interaktive VR-Technologien zum On-Orbit Servicing in Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany.

Oct 2012: Daniel Mohr earned his doctorate in the field of vision-based pose estimation.

Sept 2012: G. Zachmann: Keynote Talk at ICEC 2012, 11th International Conference on Entertainment Computing.

Sep 2012: "Best Paper Award" at GI VR/AR Workshop in Düsseldorf.

Sep 2012: Rene Weller earned his doctorate in the field of collision detection.

Aug 2012: GI-VRAR-Calendar 2013 is available!

People

Professors

Zachmann Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann (Graphical data processing and multimedia)
Member of the high-profile area Minds, Media, Machines
Phone: 0421/218-63991
Fax: 0421/218-9863991
Room: MZH 3480
Office Hours: Monday 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Email: zach at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Private Homepage
A note to students:
If you need me to sign something (e.g., a form for the examination office), please hand it to Helga Reinermann (see below). You can later pick it up from her office.
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If you need to talk to me about possible acknowledgment of credits, please come to my office hours and bring all relevant documents, transcripts, slide copies, forms, etc.
If you would like to enquire about possible thesis topics, please look at our research pages and the Thesis page, then come to me during my office hours, or talk to my PhD students, or talk to me right after lecture. You are welcome to suggest thesis topics of your own.
If you need to write me an email, please try to be concise.
If you have a question about my courses, it is probably easiest, if you give me a call during my office hours, or catch me right before or after any lecture.

Research Staff

Schroeder M.Sc. Christoph Schröder
Phone: 0421/218-63993
Fax: 0421/218-9863993
Room: MZH 3490
Email: schroeder.c at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Abhishek M.Sc. Abhishek Srinivas
Phone: 0421/218-63997
Fax: 0421/218-9863997
Room: MZH 3450
Email: srinivas at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Teuber M.Sc. Jörn Teuber
Phone: 0421/218-63998
Fax: 0421/218-9863998
Room: MZH 3490
Email: jteuber at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Weller Dr. René Weller
Phone: 0421/218-63992
Fax: 0421/218-9863992
Room: MZH 3485
Email: weller at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Cohr Dipl.-Inf. Moritz Cohrs
Phone: 05361/9-29311
Room: Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Nordstrasse, FE Haupteingang, SE104, 4.OG, R401
Email: moritz.cohrs at volkswagen.de
Li M.Sc. Xizhi Li
Phone: 0421/218-63994
Fax: 0421/218-9863994
Room: MZH 3440
Email: lixizhi0504 at gmail.com
M.Sc. Philipp Dittmann
Phone: 0421/218-63994
Fax: 0421/218-9863994
Room: MZH 3440

Kaluschke M.Sc. Maximilian Kaluschke
Phone: 0421/218-63990
Fax: 0421/218-9863990
Room: MZH 3560
Email: mxkl at uni-bremen dot de

Guests

Li Mayank Sharma
Affiliation : National Institute of Technology, Delhi
Room: MZH 3560
Personal Homepage
Email: maany at openmrs.org
Li David Vilela
University of Coruna, Spain
Research Group Website
Room: MZH 3560
Email: david.vilela at udc.es
Li Dr. Mores Prachyabrued
Affiliation: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University, Thailand
Position: Director of the ImmerSense Research Group
Personal Homepage: mucc.mahidol.ac.th/~mores.pra
Room: MZH 3560
Email: mores.pra at mahidol.ac.th

Secretary

Reinermann Helga Reinermann
Phone: 0421/218-64450
Fax: 0421/218-9864450
Room: MZH 3460
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8.00 - 9.00 am / 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Friday 8.00 - 9.00 am
Email: helga at informatik.uni-bremen.de

Systemadministration

Dolhs Sabine Dolhs
Phone: 0421/218-64452
Fax: 0421/218-9864452
Room: MZH 3310
Email: sdolhs at uni-bremen.de

Alumni

Lange M.Sc. Patrick Lange
Room: DFKI GmbH, Bremen, Germany
Email: patrick.draheim at dfki.de
Mainzer Dr. David Mainzer
Phone: 05121/49-5208
Room: Bosch Hildesheim
Email: David.Mainzer at de.bosch.com
Mellies M.Sc. Björn Mellies
Current affiliation: Project Manager E-Learning Solutions at engram GmbH, Bremen, Germany

Mohr Dr. Daniel Mohr
Current affiliation: Software Developer at KRÜSS GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Chockalingam Skandan Chockalingam
Collision detection of a Robotic Arm fitted with Microsoft Kinect wherein I programmed using CUDA ( Nvidia's GPU programming language ) and designed a parallel algorithm using techniques like hashing and harnessing CUDA's thrust libraries and 3D thread blocks.
Current affiliation: Software Developer at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California, USA

Tazitdinov Ilya Tazitdinov PhD student
Development of parallel CUDA algorithm for collision detection. Different implementations of spatial hashing for fast collision detection for large number of objects.

DSouza Joy Winston D'Souza
Segmentation-Free Articulated Object Detection on the GPU - Implemented a real-time method for tracking hand poses through image sequences using a color divergence-based similarity measure on the massively parallel paradigm of the GPU. My work included adding improvements to an existing markerless real-time camera-based hand tracking system, such as a novel Multigrid hypotheses approach to hand-template matching and porting the system onto the GPU, using C++ along with the CUDA, CUDPP and Thrust libraries.
Current Affiliation: Software Engineer at Nvidia, San Jose, California