Welcome to the website of David Münch. Since 2010 I am a research assistant at the Fraunhofer IOSB, Video Content Analysis (VCA) group led by Dr. Wolfgang Hübner and Dr. Michael Arens.
My research interests are bridging the gap between computer vision and artificial intelligence to recognize situations conceptually in a combined model-based and learning-based framework.

 

Publications

B. Hilsenbeck, D. Münch, A.-K. Grosselfinger, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Action Recognition in the Longwave Infrared and the Visible Spectrum using Hough Forests. In Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, San Jose, California, USA, 2016. [BibTex] [PDF] (accepted)

B. Hilsenbeck, D. Münch, H. Kieritz, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Hierarchical Hough Forests for View-Independent Action Recognition. In Proc. of 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Cancún, México, 2016. [BibTex] [PDF] (accepted)

D. Münch, S. Becker, H. Kieritz, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Video-based log generation for security systems in indoor surveillance scenarios. Proc. of the 11th Future Security Research Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2016.[BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, B. Hilsenbeck, H. Kieritz, S. Becker, A.-K. Grosselfinger, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Detection of infrastructure manipulation with knowledge-based video surveillance. Proc. of the Security and Defence Conference SPIE 2016, Edinburgh, UK, 2016.[BibTex] [PDF]

E. Michaelsen, D. Münch, M. Arens. Searching Remotly Sensed Images for Meaningful Nested Gestalten. ISPRS Archives, Prague,Czech Republic, 2016. [BibTex] [PDF]

S. Becker, D. Münch, H. Kieritz, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Detecting abandoned objects using interacting multiple models. Proc. of the Security and Defence Conference SPIE 2015, Toulouse, France, 2015.[BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, S. Becker, H. Kieritz, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Knowledge-based Situational Analysis of Unusial Events in Public Places. Proc. of the 10th Future Security Research Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2015.[BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Generalized Hough Transform based Time Invariant Action Recognition with 3D Pose Information. Proc. of the Security and Defence Conference SPIE 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, A.-K. Grosselfinger, H. Kieritz, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Architecture for and Evaluation of Situational Analysis in the Real World. Proc. of the 9th Future Security Research Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2014. [BibTex] [PDF]

J. IJsselmuiden, D. Münch, A.-K. Grosselfinger, M. Arens, R. Stiefelhagen. Automatic understanding of group behavior using fuzzy temporal logic. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE). [BibTex] [PDF]

A.-K. Grosselfinger, D. Münch, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Feature-based Automatic Configuration of Semi-Stationary Multi-Camera Components. Proc. of the Security and Defence Conference SPIE 2013, Dresden, Germany, 2013. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, S. Becker, A.-K. Grosselfinger, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Towards Situational Awareness Systems based on Semi-Stationary Multi-Camera Components. Proc. of the 8th Future Security Research Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2013. [BibTex] [PDF]

E. Michaelsen, D. Münch, M. Arens. Recognition of Symmetry Structure by Use of Gestalt Algebra. Proc. of Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops 2013, Portland, USA, 2013. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, A.-K. Grosselfinger, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Automatic Unconstrained Online Configuration of a Master-Slave Camera System. Proc. of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2013. [BibTex] [PDF] (Best Paper Award)

J. IJsselmuiden, A.-K. Grosselfinger, D. Münch, M. Arens, R. Stiefelhagen. Automatic Behavior Understanding in Crisis Response Control Rooms. Proc. of International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Pisa, Italy, 2012. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, E. Michaelsen, M. Arens. Supporting Fuzzy Metric Temporal Logic Based Situation Recognition by Mean Shift Clustering. Proc. of the 35rd Annual German Conference on Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2012. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, J. IJsselmuiden, A.-K. Grosselfinger, M. Arens, R. Stiefelhagen. Rule-Based High-Level Situation Recognition from Incomplete Tracking Data. Proc. of the 6th International Symposium on Rules: Research Based and Industry Focused, Montpellier, France, 2012. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, S. Becker, W. Hübner, M. Arens. Towards a Real-time Situational Awareness System for Surveillance Applications in Unconstrained Environments. Proc. of the 7th Future Security Research Conference, Bonn, Germany, 2012. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, J. IJsselmuiden, M. Arens, R. Stiefelhagen. High-Level Situation Recognition Using Fuzzy Metric Temporal Logic, Case Studies in Surveillance and Smart Environments. Proc. of the International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, IEEE Workshop on Analysis and Retrieval of Tracked Events and Motion in Imagery Streams, Barcelona, Spain, 2011. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, K. Jüngling, M. Arens. Towards a Multi-purpose Monocular Vision-based High-Level Situation Awareness System. Proc. of the International Conference on Computer Vision Systems Workshops, International Workshop on Behaviour Analysis and Video Understanding, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2011. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch, K. Jüngling, M. Arens. Video Analysis for Situation and Threat Recognition. Proc. of the 6th Future Security Research Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2011. [BibTex] [PDF]

P. Azad, D. Münch, T. Asfour, R. Dillmann. 6-DoF Model-based Tracking of Arbitrarily Shaped 3D Objects. Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, 2011. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch. 6-DoF-particle filter-based tracking of arbitrarily shaped objects. Diplomarbeit Fakultät für Informatik. Institut für Anthropomatik (IFA). Karlsruhe 2010. [BibTex] [PDF]

D. Münch. Parallel programming with CUDA – Architecture, Analysis, Application. Studienarbeit Fakultät für Informatik. Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD). Karlsruhe 2009. [BibTex] [PDF]

 

Supervised Theses

E. Dursun. Gaze Control Strategien zur Überwachung dynamischer Szenen unter Verwendung eines Master-Slave Kamera-Systems. [in German] Studienarbeit Fakultät für Informatik. Institut für Anthropomatik (IFA). KIT. Karlsruhe 2013. [BibTex] [PDF]

A. Katumba. Rule Based Situation Recognition In Video Streams. Master thesis Fakultät für Maschinenbau. Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik (MRT). KIT. Karlsruhe 2013. [BibTex] [PDF]

C. Ramirez. Time invariant action recognition with 3D pose information based on the generalized Hough transformation. Master thesis Institute for Robotics and Process Control (IRP). TU Braunschweig. Braunschweig 2013. [BibTex] [PDF]

A.-K. Grosselfinger. Automatische Konfiguration eines Mehrkamerasystems zur Verfolgung von Objekten in unstrukturierten Umgebungen. [in German] Diplomarbeit Fakultät für Informatik. Institut für Anthropomatik (IFA). KIT. Karlsruhe 2012. [BibTex] [PDF]

S. Bauer. Comparing Ontologies and Situatin Graph Trees in Cognitive Vision Systems. Diplomarbeit Fakultät für Informatik. Institut für Anthropomatik (IFA). KIT. Karlsruhe 2012. [BibTex] [PDF]

T. Zepf. From the Articulated 3D Pose of the Human Body to Basic Action Recognition. Diplomarbeit Fakultät für Informatik. Institut für Anthropomatik (IFA). KIT. Karlsruhe 2012. [BibTex] [PDF]

A.-K. Grosselfinger. Zur Behandlung von Unsicherheit und unvollständiger Information bei der videobasierten Situationserkennung. [in German] Studienarbeit Fakultät für Informatik. Institut für Anthropomatik (IFA). KIT. Karlsruhe 2011. [BibTex] [PDF]

 

Professional Activities

Program Committee, SPIE Security and Defence, Conference 9995: Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, and Defence. Edinburgh, UK, 2016.

 

Lectures [in German]

Einführung in die Bildfolgenauswertung, 14. Vorlesung: Begriffliche Situationsanalyse bei Videoüberwachung im Personenkontext [PDF], KIT, SS 2016

Einführung in die Bildfolgenauswertung, 14. Vorlesung: Begriffliche Situationsanalyse bei Videoüberwachung im Personenkontext [PDF], KIT, SS 2015

 

Tutorials [in German]

Theoretische Grundlagen der Informatik, Tutorium 12 & 13, KIT, WS 2009/2010

Informatik 4, Tutorium 16 & 17, Universität Karlsruhe, SS 2009

Informatik 3, Tutorium 9 & 10, Universität Karlsruhe, WS 2008/2009

Informatik 4, Tutorium 12 & 13, Universität Karlsruhe, SS 2008

Informatik 3, Tutorium 13 & 15, Universität Karlsruhe, WS 2007/2008

 

Contact

David Münch
david.muench@iosb.fraunhofer.de
+49 7243 992-176

Fraunhofer Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB
Gutleuthausstraße 1
76275 Ettlingen
Germany