Robert Dalitz

HCI->Robert Dalitz
Robert Dalitz

PhD Project

Compressed Motion Sensing and Dynamic Tomography supervised by Prof. Christoph Schnörr and Dr. Stefania Petra

The objective of my PhD project is to extract the 3D motion field from 2D image sequences. These sequences are outputs of several cameras observing particles in a scene from different angles. This task can already be solved by dividing it into two separate computation: 3D reconstruction based on the images and motion estimation afterwards. My PhD project focuses on imposing realistic physics on the motion and joining both computations in a single optimization problem in order to achieve synergy effects.

Scientific Interests

  • Compressed Sensing
  • Motion / Flow Estimation
  • Convex Optimization
Example Flow


University of Heidelberg
Mathematical Imaging Group / HCI
Speyerer Str. 6
69115 Heidelberg

Room: J2.16
Phone: +49 6221 54-5285

Curriculum Vitae

10/2005 - 12/2011 Bachelor and master student of mathematics and computer science at the Heinrich Heine Universität in Düsseldorf
        09/2008 Bachelor degree in mathematics
        02/2009 - 08/2009 Semester abroad at the Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia
        09/2010 - 12/2011 Master thesis in mathematics and bachelor thesis in computer science at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and supervised by Prof. Florian Jarre
01/2012 - 09/2013 Project Engineer at EUtech Scientific Engineering GmbH in Aachen
since 10/2013 PhD student of the Research Training Group 1653 Spatio/Temporal Probabilistic Graphical Models and Applications in Image Analysis at the University of Heidelberg


  • Robert Dalitz, Ecaterina Bodnariuc, Stefania Petra, Christoph Schnörr: On Compressed Motion Sensing for Tomographical Particle Image Velocimetry, SPARSE conference, 2015, Cambridge (England) [pdf]
  • Robert Dalitz, Eric von Lieres: Reconstruction of High Dimensional Functions from Irregularly Spaced and Error Afflicted Samples by Kriging, ASIM conference, 2011, Winterthur (Switzerland) [pdf]