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.

His main area of reasearch is analysis and synthesis of human faces. In the FG2020 competition on Affective Behavior Analysis in-the-wild (ABAW) he and his colleagues have won the 1st place for emotion recognition.

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:

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