Research page of Martin Storath

Dr. Martin Storath
Postdoctoral Researcher

Image Analysis and Learning Group
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Universität Heidelberg

Mathematikon A, Room 4-305
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54 14 619

Research interests: Mathematical signal and image processing, Biomedical imaging, Variational methods, Inverse problems, Applied harmonic analysis


  • 2017/12: Pottslab was chosen as Pick of the Week by Mathworks
  • 2017/04: The Circle Median Filter Toolbox is now online.
  • 2017/02: We organize a minisymposium on Discontinuity-Preserving Variational Methods for Biomedical Imaging Problems at the Applied Inverse Problems (AIP) conference, May 29 to June 02, 2017, in Hangzhou, China.
  • 2017/01: Pottslab 0.5 is now online.
  • 2016/09: Our research project "Fast algorithms for free-discontinuity problems on high-dimensional biomedical data" (jointly with Andreas Weinmann) is supported by the German Research Foundation for three years.
  • 2016/03: Our two Inverse Problems papers have been selected among the Highlights 2015 by the editorial board.
  • 2016/02: Michael Kaul (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf) has created an ImageJ plugin based on Pottslab. Download here
  • 2015/10: Vasileios Angelopoulos (EPFL) has created in his semester project an interactive image segmentation tool for the bioimage analysis platform Icy based on Pottslab. Download here
  • 2014/06: Pottslab 0.42 is now online.
  • 2014/02: We organize a young researchers' minisymposium on Multiscale Geometric Image Analysis at the GAMM Annual Meeting 2014 in Erlangen (March 10-14, 2014).


Selected Preprints

Journal publications

Conference proceedings

Book chapters


  • Amplitude and sign decompositions by complex wavelets – Theory and applications to image analysis.
    PhD thesis, TU München (2013).
  • Wavelets and the monogenic signal.
    Diploma thesis (in german), TU München (2008).
  • Tracking of nerve cells in the cerebellum of the cebra fish.
    Student project (in german), TU München (2006).


  • Circle median filter - fast median filtering of circle valued signals and images, for example phase or orientation data
  • Pottslab - A Matlab toolbox for image segmentation and reconstruction of jump-sparse (or piecewise constant) signals/images using the Potts model
    -- Chosen as Pick of the Week by Mathworks
  • Monogenic Wavelet Toolbox for ImageJ - An ImageJ plugin for amplitude and phase decompositions of images by monogenic wavelet frames
  • MassTracker - A tracking plug-in for ImageJ

Academic Curriculum