Felix Kuhnke, M.Sc.
Felix Kuhnke left the Institut für Informationsverabeitung.
Publications and research activities from the time after the departure are not listed here.

Felix Kuhnke studied Media Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau with a focus on Signal Processing. He wrote his master's thesis on real-time audio processing algorithms for cochlear implants at the Fraunhofer Institut for Digital Media Technology and received his master's degree in 2014. Since May 2015 he is working as a research assistant at the Institut für Informationsverarbeitung (TNT) at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

In October 2017 he became the senior engineer ("Oberingenieur") of the Institut für Informationsverarbeitung, being responsible for internal and external representation of the institute (students, academic and industrial guests) as well as administrative and organizational tasks.

His main research area was analysis and synthesis of human faces, virtual avatars, and domain adaptation. In the FG2020 Affective Behavior Analysis in-the-wild (ABAW) competition, he and his colleagues won the 1st place for emotion recognition. The title of his dissertation is "Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Real-World Head Pose Estimation from Synthetic Data".

His work also focused on application-related topics of computer vision for automated testing scenarios.

Research Interests:

  • Machine (deep) learning for facial analysis
  • Unsupervised Domain Adaptation and Semi-supervised Learning
  • Facial Animation & 3D Face Models
  • Interaction (human-computer / human-human) in the context of virtual avatars and facial interaction
  • Computer Vision and Graphics
  • Visual speech synthesis / Audio Processing
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  • Felix Kuhnke, Jörn Ostermann
    Domain Adaptation for Head Pose Estimation Using Relative Pose Consistency
    IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science, 2023
  • Tobias Brinkmann, Felix Kuhnke, Eckhard Grimm, Moritz Knoche
    Sweet cherry flesh cells burst in non-random clusters along minor veins
    Planta, Vol. 255, p. 100, April 2022
  • Eckhard Grimm, Felix Kuhnke, Anna Gajdt, Jörn Ostermann, Moritz Knoche
    Accurate Quantification of Anthocyanin in Red Flesh Apples Using Digital Photography and Image Analysis
    Horticulturae, Vol. 8, No. 2, January 2022
  • Felix Kuhnke, Sontje Ihler, Jörn Ostermann
    Relative Pose Consistency for Semi-Supervised Head Pose Estimation
    16th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2021), IEEE, pp. 01-08, Jodhpur, India (Virtual Event), December 2021
  • Sontje Ihler, Felix Kuhnke, Max-Heinrich Laves, Tobias Ortmaier
    Self-Supervised Domain Adaptation for Patient-Specific, Real-Time Tissue Tracking
    International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, Springer, Vol. 12263, No. 23, pp. 54--64, Lima, Peru, October 2020
  • Felix Kuhnke, Lars Rumberg, Jörn Ostermann
    Two-Stream Aural-Visual Affect Analysis in the Wild
    15th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2020), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 366-371, May 2020
  • Felix Kuhnke and Jörn Ostermann
    Deep Head Pose Estimation Using Synthetic Images and Partial Adversarial Domain Adaption for Continuous Label Spaces
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Seoul, October 2019
  • Felix Kuhnke
    Head Pose Estimation using Convolutional Neural Networks
    Proceedings of the 4th Summer School on Video Compression and Processing (SVCP) 2018, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Informationsverarbeitung, July 2018, edited by Voges, Jan
  • Maren Awiszus, Stella Graßhof, Felix Kuhnke, Jörn Ostermann
    Unsupervised Features for Facial Expression Intensity Estimation over Time
    Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), June 2018
  • Felix Kuhnke, Jörn Ostermann
    Visual Speech Synthesis From 3D Mesh Sequences Driven By Combined Speech Features
    Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), IEEE, Hong Kong, July 2017
  • Stella Graßhof, Hanno Ackermann, Felix Kuhnke, Jörn Ostermann, Sami Brandt
    Projective Structure from Facial Motion
    15th IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA) (accepted), Nagoya (Japan), May 2017
  • Felix Kuhnke, Stella Graßhof, Jörn Ostermann
    Das Gesicht als Interface zwischen Mensch und Maschine - Wie wir zukünftig mit Robotern kommunizieren
    Unimagazin - Forschungsmagazin der Leibniz Universität Hannover, pp. 14-16, Hannover, 2016
  • Felix Kuhnke, Lorenz Jung, Tamas Harczos
    Compensating for impaired prosody perception in cochlear implant recipients: A novel approach using speech preprocessing
    Proc. of 5th International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research , pp. 309-316, Nyborg, Denmark, August 2015
  • Matthias Leimeister, Csanád Egervári, Felix Kuhnke, Anja Chilian, Charlott Voigt, Tamás Harczos
    Simple spectral subtraction method enhances speech intelligibility in noise for cochlear implant listeners
    Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, Vol. 5, pp. 325--332, August 2015
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