Profile

Henning holds a PhD from the Computer Vision Laboratory of ETH Zurich in Switzerland. He is an expert in large-scale video analytics and machine learning with a special focus on visual object tracking, object/face recognition, and event detection.

Henning also has several years of industry experience working at Continental, AGT Group (R&D) GmbH, DaimlerChrysler, and BOSCH. He is adept in agile software development and in technology transfer, i.e. turning the results from cutting edge research into products.

Hamer, Henning

Positions

2015 - now:
Director Image Processing at Continental Secure Data Germany GmbH in Munich, Germany.

2011 - 2015:
Research Architect at AGT Group (R&D) GmbH in Darmstadt, Germany.

2007 - 2011:
Research assistant at the Computer Vision Laboratory of the ETH Zurich.

2006-2007:
Work with a vision-based pedestrian recognition system at DaimlerChrysler-Research Center in the scope of the diploma thesis.

2003:
Internship at the company BOSCH Madrid, working with the automatic visual control of paste-on labels for airbag sensors.

2000:
Internship at the company NovaTrix (web design).

Education

2007 - 2011:
Doctoral studies
Computer Vision Laboratory, ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland
Thesis title: Capturing and Synthesizing Hand-Object Interaction (PDF)

2006-2007:
Diploma thesis
DaimlerChrysler-Research Center, Ulm, Germany
Diploma thesis title: Approximation of the Posterior Probability on the Basis of a Cascade Classifier for the Integration of Tracking into an Intelligent Pedestrian Searching Strategy (PDF - Introduction)

2001 - 2006:
University studies
University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Study course: Media Informatics

1998 - 2000:
Secondary School
Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium, Ravensburg, Germany
Grade 12 + 13
University entrance diploma

1997 - 1998:
Exchange student
Prince George Secondary School, Prince Geroge, Canada

1990 - 1997:
Secondary School
Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium, Ravensburg, Germany
Grade 5 – 11

Publications

Hamer H., Merentitis A., Frangiadakis N., and Sukhanov S., Automatic Visual Analysis of Real-World Events Covered By Social Media Using Convolutional Neural Networks (PDF), IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW'15), Nov. 2015. ©IEEE

Krauss S., Hirzel J., Abad P., Didier S., Hamer H., and Schlattmann M., Patent Application: Online Background Model Extraction, (PDF), WO2016062811 (A1), US2016117833 (A1).

Abad P., Hirzel J., Krauss S., Didier S., Hamer H., and Schlattmann M., Patent Application: Method and System for Object Detection With Multi-Scale Single Pass Sliding Window HOG Linear SVM Classifier (PDF), WO2016012593 (A1), US2016026898 (A1).

Hamer H., Sawchuk A., Schlattmann M., and Heremans R., Patent Application: Automatic Spatial Calibration of Camera Network (PDF), WO2016005433 (A1), US2016012589 (A1).

Frangiadakis N., Heremans R., and Hamer H., Patent Application: System and method for selecting sensors in surveillance applications (PDF), European Patent Office (EPO), filing 2012.

Schlattmann M., Hamer H., and Blanke U., Patent Application: Image processing to derive movement characteristics for a plurality of queue objects (PDF), European Patent Office (EPO)/ World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), filing 2012.

Larue F., Dellepiane M., Hamer H., and Scopigno R., Automatic Texturing without Illumination Artifacts from In-Hand Scanning Data Flow (PDF), International Workshop on Multimedia for Cultural Heritage (MM4CH'11), 2011.

Hamer H., Gall J., Urtasun R., and Van Gool L., Data-Driven Animation of Hand-Object Interactions (PDF, Video with audio), IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11), 2011. ©IEEE

Hamer H., Gall J., Weise T., and Van Gool L., An Object-Dependent Hand Pose Prior from Sparse Training Data (PDF, Video), IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'10), 2010. ©IEEE

Sagawa R., Akasaka K., Yagi H., Hamer H., and Van Gool L., Elastic Convolved ICP for the Registration of Deformable Objects , IEEE International Workshop on 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling (3DIM'09), 2009. ©IEEE

Hamer H., Schindler K., Koller-Meier E., and Van Gool L., Tracking A Hand Manipulating An Object (PDF, Video), IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'09), 2009. ©IEEE

Schweiger R., Hamer H. and Lohlein O., Determining Posterior Probabilities on the Basis of Cascaded Classifiers as used in Pedestrian Detection Systems, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV'07), 2007. ©IEEE

Data

During the course of my PhD we created the Hand-Object Interaction (HOI) data-set 2010 which is publicly available. The data-set features 10 different objects and 9 different subjects. Both range and color information is available.

Projects

2014:
Data-mining project to automatically find the latest and most popular images of clothing on social media. See e.g. niceshoesnow on Twitter.

2012:
Development of the internet platform coloryourphoto.de.The system allows creating custom paint-by-number templates from uploaded images.

2010:
Development of the internet platform qapit!. The purpose of the system is to ease the search of forums in the internet.

2004:
Development of the network layer of the 3D jump-and-run game Animal Race during a student project at the University of Ulm.

2000:
Development of the video analysis software DotSpot, in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten

Personal Interests

Please visit my ultimate frisbee club ZUF. Other than playing frisbee, I enjoy sailing, climbing, and snowboarding/skiing.