Felix Kuhnke, M.Sc.
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Informationsverarbeitung
Appelstr. 9A
30167 Hannover
phone: +49 511 762-5323
fax: +49 511 762-5333
office location: room 1304

Felix Kuhnke studied Media Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau with a focus on Signal Processing. He wrote his master's thesis with the title "Implementation and evaluation of a real-time pitch range extension algorithm 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 area of reasearch is analysis and synthesis of human faces, virtual avatars, and domain adaptation. In the FG2020 competition on Affective Behavior Analysis in-the-wild (ABAW) he and his colleagues have won the 1st place for emotion recognition.



Research Interests:

  • Machine (Deep) Learning for Face Analysis
  • Interaction (human-computer / human-human) in the context of virtual avatars and facial interaction
  • Unsupervised Domain Adaptation and Self-Supervised Learning
  • Facial Animation & 3D Face Models
  • Visual Speech
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  • Conference Contributions
    • 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, 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
  • Journals
    • 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
  • Technical Report
    • 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
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