I am co-founder and CEO of kooaba. Used to be CTO there. I still cooperate closely with the Computer Vision Lab at ETH Zurich, where I was a PhD student and post-graduate researcher. My research interests include object recognition, multimedia mining, image retrieval, applications of computer vision on mobile devices and the web.
Publications in Conference Proceedings and Journals
Lukas Bossard, Matthias Dantone, Christian Leistner, Christian Wengert, Till Quack, Luc Van Gool
Apparel Classification with Style
ACCV 2012, Daejeon, Korea
Matthias Dantone, Lukas Bossard, Till Quack, Luc Van Gool
IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Vision at ICCV 2011
Qin Danfeng, Stephan Gammeter, Lukas Bossard, Till Quack, Luc Van Gool
Hello neighbor: accurate object retrieval with k-reciprocal nearest neighbors
CVPR 2011, June 2011, Colorado Springs, USA.
Stephan Gammeter, David Tingdahl Till Quack and Luc Van Gool
Size does matter: improving object recognition and 3D reconstruction with cross-media analysis of image clusters
ECCV 2010, Heraklion, Creete, Greece.
Stephan Gammeter, Alexander Gassmann, Lukas Bossard, Till Quack and Luc Van Gool
Server-side object recognition and client-side object tracking for mobile augmented reality
IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Vision, San Francisco, USA, June 13-18 2010.
Stephan Gammeter, Lukas Bossard, Till Quack and Luc Van Gool
I know what you did last summer: object-level auto-annotation of holiday snaps (pdf)
ICCV 2009, Kyoto, Japan, 27.9.2009 - 4.10.2009
Stephan Gammeter and Till Quack
PhotoContext: An Objectlevel Autoannotation System for Your Holiday Snaps
Demo @ ICCV 2009, Kyoto, Japan, 27.9.2009 - 4.10.2009
Luc Van Gool, Michael Breitenstein, Stephan Gammeter, Helmut Grabner, Till Quack
Mining from large image sets (Keynote address)
CIVR 2009, Santorini, Greece, 8.7.2009 - 11.7.2009
Till Quack, Local Features for Mining Multimedia Data and Connecting the Real and Digital World, 26.10.2007, UCSB Interactive Digital Media, NSF IGERT Seminar Series, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
"Method and System for Image-based Information Retrieval", 2007.
"Method and system for generating a pictorial reference database", 2008.
I defined and supervised the following student projects:
Face recognition for Facebook. Matthias Dantone. SS 10. MSc project.
GuidAce: Augmented Reality on Android. Alexander Gassmann. WS 09/10. MSc project.
Augmented Reality on the iPhones. Aleksander Slater. WS 08/09. MSc project.
Optimized features for Logo Recognition. Wouter Vandenbussche. WS 08/09. MSc project.
Optimized visual vocabularies for large-scale auto-annotation of landmark buildings. Lukas Bossard. WS 08/09. MSc project.
Unsupervised 3D reconstruction from images mined in community photo collections. Fabio Magagna. SS 08. MSc project.
A novel, motion-detection based user interface for mobile visual search. Marcel Breu and Marc Mueller. SS 08. Semester Project.
Detecting and Reading Text in Natural Scenes. Martin Renold, WS/SS 07/08. MSc Project
Real-time Server-side Object Recognition from Mobile Devices. Raphael Jecker and Benjamin Knecht, WS 2007. Semester Project
Using Mobile Object Recognition to Tag Slides in Meeting Rooms. Dominik Angehrn, WS 2007. Semester Project
High Performance Object Recognition. David Scheiner, Reto Schwarz. SS 2007. MSc project.
Graph Mining for Object Class Recognition. Sarah Gugl. SS 2007. MSc project.
A Cityguide on a mobile phone with Object Recognition and Localization. WS 2006/2007. Fabio Magagna. BSc project.
Implementation of a Vocabulary Tree for fast Feature Matching. WS 2006/2007. Remo Poretti. Semester project.
SURF on a Mobile Phone. Tamara Ullrich. SS 2006. Semester project.
SIFT on a Mobile Phone. Marcel Germann.WS 2005/2006. Semester project.
Abstracting Music Video Clips automatically. Philippe Wüger. SS 2005. Semester project. (co-supervised with Pascal Mueller)
In 2006 I co-founded kooaba. Kooaba offers mobile visual search (or object recognition, for that matter) and is a direct consequence from research here at the Computer Vision Lab at ETH.
In 1998 I founded Quack Internet Solutions. Quack Internet Solutions offers web-site design, programming and related services like consulting or on-line marketing. In recent years I put a strong focus on standards-based web-development with CSS.
Lukas Hohl and yours truly implemented a system for 3D-augmentation of video sequences. 3D information was obtained from non-coplanar regions, tracked with Vittorio Ferrarisreal-time affine region tracker. This was a semester-project in the Computer Vision Lab of ETH Zurich back in 2003.