Multimedia Information Processing Group

Tim Michels

PhD Student

Hermann-Rodewald-Straße 3, R. 310 (HRS 3)
Phone: +49 431 880-4841
Telefax: +49 431 880-4845

Short CV

  • since 2016
PhD student, Kiel University, Germany
  • 2013 - 2016    
MSc Computer Science, WWU Münster, Germany
  Thesis: "Entzerrung von zylindrischen FIM-Bildern in einem Multikamera-Setup und Tracking von Drosophila Melanogaster Larven unter Benutzung des RJMCMC-Verfahrens"
  • 2010 - 2013
MSc Mathematics, WWU Münster, Germany
  Thesis: "Ricci-Fluss auf Mannigfaltigkeiten nicht-negativer, komplexer Schnittkrümmung"
  • 2007 - 2010
BSc Mathematics, WWU Münster, Germany

Research topics

I am working on light fields, i.e. data from multi-camera setups or plenoptic cameras which can be viewed as samples of the plenoptic function. The goal is to reconstruct scene properties such as geometry, materials and lighting conditions in order to build parametric models and enable free viewpoint rendering. Furthermore I am involved in capturing and simulating light field data which also includes the calibration of the required hardware.

Light Field Capturing
Plenoptic Cameras - Analysis and Simulation


Tim Michels, Arne Petersen and Reinhard Koch
Creating Realistic Ground Truth Data for the Evaluation of Calibration Methods for Plenoptic and Conventional Cameras
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2019.
  DOI: 10.1109/3DV.2019.00055green open access Preprint GitLab Repository

Yuan Gao, Tim Michels and Reinhard Koch  
A Novel Kinect V2 Registration Method Using Color and Deep Geometry Descriptors
European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2018
green open access  DOI: 10.23919/EUSIPCO.2018.8553327 Preprint Presentation Slides

Tim Michels, Arne Petersen, Luca Palmieri, Reinhard Koch
Simulation of Plenoptic Cameras
3DTV Conference, 2018.
green open access  DOI: 10.1109/3DTV.2018.8478432 Preprint GitHub Repository

Tim Michels, Dimitri Berh and Xiaoyi Jiang
An RJMCMC-Based Method for Tracking and Resolving Collisions of Drosophila Larvae
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Dec. 2017.
green open access  DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2017.2779141 Preprint Github Repository

D. Berh, B. Risse, T. Michels, N. Otto, X. Jiang and C. Klämbt
An FIM-Based Long-Term In-Vial Monitoring System for Drosophila Larvae
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 1862-1874, Aug. 2017.
green open access  DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2016.2628203 Preprint

S. Esquivel, Y. Gao, T. Michels, L. Palmieri, R. Koch
Synchronized Data Capture and Calibration of a Large-Field-of-View Moving Multi-Camera Light Field Rig
Invited talk at: 3DTV-CON 2016, Workshop on Light Field Capture and Processing, Hamburg, 2016