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Dr.-Ing. Laura Leal-Taixé
Laura Leal-Taixé left the Institut für Informationsverabeitung.
Publications and research activities from the time after the departure are not listed here.

Laura Leal-Taixé was born in Barcelona in 1984. She studied Telecommunications Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

She went to Boston, USA in 2007 to do her Masters Thesis at Northeastern University with a fellowship from the Vodafone foundation. She worked with Prof. Dana Brooks on computer vision and image processing for medical images, presenting the thesis “Automatic Segmentation of multi-stain histology images of arteries”.

Since 2009, she is working towards her PhD degree at the Institut für Informationsverarbeitung (TNT) of the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Her research interests include multiple target tracking and action recognition and classification. She is working on the HoloVision and Multiple people tracking projects.

Research Interests


  • Multiple object tracking
  • Motion analysis and classification
  • Network flow linear programming
  • Group and crowd analysis

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  • Conference Contributions
    • Laura Leal-Taixé, Gerard Pons-Moll, Bodo Rosenhahn
      Branch-and-price global optimization for multi-view multi-object tracking
      IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Providence, Rhode Island, USA., June 2012
    • Gerard Pons-Moll, Andreas Baak, Juergen Gall, Laura Leal-Taixe, Meinard Mueller, Hans-Peter Seidel, Bodo Rosenhahn
      Outdoor Human Motion Capture using Inverse Kinematics and von Mises-Fisher Sampling
      IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), November 2011
    • Laura Leal-Taixé, Gerard Pons-Moll, Bodo Rosenhahn
      Everybody needs somebody: modeling social and grouping behavior on a linear programming multiple people tracker
      IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ICCVW). 1st Workshop on Modeling, Simulation and Visual Analysis of Large Crowds, November 2011
Other activities

  • Web designer for the new website launched on July 2011!

  • Former Teaching assistant of lecture Tracking and Matching (Summer 2010)

  • Teaching assistant of lecture Laboratory: MatLab