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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 1303

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.

Research Interests:

  • Interaction (human-computer / human-to-human) in the context of virtual avatars and facial interaction
  • Machine (Deep) Learning for Face Analysis
  • Facial Animation
  • Visual Speech
  • 3D Face Models
Show recent publications only
  • Conference Contributions
    • 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
  • 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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For students:

  • Thesis: Bachelor & Master
    • - Head Pose Estimation (Deep Learning based)
    • - Facial Feature Extraction
    • - Facial Interaction
  • Other topics
    • - Further topics on request
  • If you have custom ideas or proposals relating to any topics above or our project (Gesichtsanimation / Facial Animation), feel free to contact me.
  • To apply for Hiwi or thesis: Please write me an email stating your: Field of studies, if you have attended any of TNT lectures  and any other qualifications (e.g. non university projects)