Dr.-Ing. Fabian Timm

Research & Development Engineer

Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe

Email:
Phone:
+49 711 811-0
Fax:

Research Interests 

Machine Learning 

  • One-class learning
  • Support vector classification
  • Kernel density estimation
  • Feature extraction
  • Model selection

Computer Vision

  • Image analysis
  • Object detection
  • Feature extraction
  • Image segmentation
  • Real-time applications

Demos and Experiments

  • Video on accurate eye centre localization, find paper presented at VISAPP 201 1 below
  • Analysis of human eye movements for the inspection of "Waldo" images: preliminary results

Bachelor's / Master's / Diploma-Thesis 

  • 3D-Skeletonisation (finished by Kristian Ehlers)
  • Where is Waldo? (finished by Nadine Traulsen)
  • Can y ou find the defect? (finished by Nadine Traulsen)

Source Code and Datasets

  • OneClassMaxMinOv er (OMMO) for training a one-class support v ector machine [matlab code]
  • Artificial images for the detection of round objects

 

Curriculum vitae

January 2012 - 

Research & Development Engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany .

November 2011 - December 2011

Post-Doc at the Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, University of Lübeck, Germany.

December 2006 - November 2011

PhD student at the Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, Univ ersity of Lübeck, Germany .

PhD thesis "Machine Vision for Inspection and Novelty Detection", submitted Jun 2011

December 2005 - October 2006

Diploma thesis "Methods for the Optical Inspection of Xenon-Lamps"

At Philips Global Technology Dev elopment Aachen (Lighting)

October 2001 - November 2006

Student of Computer Science, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics at the Univ ersity of Lübeck. Graduated

with the degree of Dipl.-Inf.

Publikationen

2012

  • Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth: Novelty Detection for the Inspection of Light-emitting Diodes. Expert Systems with Applications, no. 39, pp. 3413-3422, 2012
    BibTeX Link
    @article{TiBa12,
    author = {Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth},
    title = {Novelty {D}etection for the {I}nspection of {L}ight-emitting {D}iodes},
    journal = {Expert Systems with Applications},
    volume = {39},
    number = {3},
    pages = {3413--3422},
    year = {2012},
    url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2011.09.029},
    }
    
    

2011

  • Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth: Accurate eye centre localisation by means of gradients. in Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Computer Theory and Applications (VISAPP), no. 1, pp. 125-130, INSTICC, Algarve, Portugal, 2011
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{TiBa11b,
    author = {Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth},
    title = {Accurate eye centre localisation by means of gradients},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Computer Theory and Applications {(VISAPP)}},
    publisher = {INSTICC},
    address = {Algarve, Portugal},
    volume = {1},
    pages = {125--130},
    year = {2011},
    }
    
    
  • Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth: Accurate, fast, and robust centre localisation for images of semiconductor components. in Image Processing: Machine Vision Applications IV, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, San Francisco, USA, 2011
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{TiBa11a,
    author = {Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth},
    title = {Accurate, fast, and robust centre localisation for images of semiconductor components},
    booktitle = {Image Processing: Machine Vision Applications IV},
    publisher = {IS\&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging},
    year = {2011},
    address = {San Francisco, USA},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publikationen/pdfs/TiBa11a.pdf},
    }
    
    
  • Sascha Klement and Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth: Illumination correction for image stitching. in Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications (IMAGAPP), no. 1, pp. 81-86, INSTICC, Algarve, Portugal, 2011
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{KlTiBa11,
    author = {Sascha Klement and Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth},
    title = {Illumination correction for image stitching},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications {(IMAGAPP)}},
    publisher = {INSTICC},
    address = {Algarve, Portugal},
    year = {2011},
    pages = {81--86},
    volume = {1},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publications/pdfs/KlTiBa11.pdf},
    }
    
    
  • Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth: Non-parametric texture defect detection using Weibull features. in Image Processing: Machine Vision Applications IV, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, San Francisco, USA, 2011
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{TiBa11,
    author = {Fabian Timm and Erhardt Barth},
    title = {Non-parametric texture defect detection using {W}eibull features},
    booktitle = {Image Processing: Machine Vision Applications IV},
    publisher = {IS\&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging},
    year = {2011},
    address = {San Francisco, USA},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publikationen/pdfs/TiBa11.pdf},
    }
    
    

2010

  • Fabian Timm and Thomas Martinetz and Erhardt Barth: Optical Inspection of Welding Seams. in Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics: Theory and Applications, Revised Selected Papers, no. 68, pp. 269-282, Springer Series Communications in Computer Science and Information Science, 2010
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{TiMaBa10,
    author = {Fabian Timm and Thomas Martinetz and Erhardt Barth},
    title = {Optical {I}nspection of {W}elding {S}eams},
    booktitle = {Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics: Theory and Applications, Revised Selected Papers},
    publisher = {Springer Series Communications in Computer Science and Information Science},
    year = {2010},
    volume = {68},
    pages = {269--282},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publications/pdfs/TiMaBa10.pdf},
    }
    
    
  • Fabian Timm and Thomas Martinetz: Statistical Fourier Descriptors for Defect Image Classification. in Proceedings of the 20th Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), pp. 4190-4193, IEEE Computer Society Press, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{TiMa10,
    author = {Fabian Timm and Thomas Martinetz},
    title = {Statistical {F}ourier {D}escriptors for {D}efect {I}mage {C}lassification},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 20th Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition {(ICPR)} },
    publisher = {IEEE Computer Society Press},
    pages = {4190--4193},
    year = {2010},
    address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publications/pdfs/TiMa10.pdf},
    }
    
    

2009

  • Fabian Timm and Sascha Klement and Thomas Martinetz and Erhardt Barth: Welding Inspection Using Novel Specularity Features and A One-Class SVM. in Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Computer Theory and Applications (VISAPP), no. 1, pp. 146-153, INSTICC, Lisboa, Portugal, 2009
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{TiKlMaBa09,
    author = {Fabian Timm and Sascha Klement and Thomas Martinetz and Erhardt Barth},
    title = {Welding {I}nspection {U}sing {N}ovel {S}pecularity {F}eatures and {A} {O}ne-{C}lass {SVM}},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Computer Theory and Applications {(VISAPP)}},
    publisher = {INSTICC},
    address = {Lisboa, Portugal},
    year = {2009},
    pages = {146--153},
    volume = {1},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publications/pdfs/TiKlMaBa09.pdf},
    }
    
    

2008

  • Fabian Timm and Sascha Klement and Thomas Martinetz: Fast Model Selection for MaxMinOver-based Training of Support Vector Machines. in Proceedings of the 19th Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), IEEE Computer Society Press, Tampa, Florida, USA, 2008
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{TiKlMa08,
    author = {Fabian Timm and Sascha Klement and Thomas Martinetz},
    title = {Fast {M}odel {S}election for {M}ax{M}in{O}ver-based {T}raining of {S}upport {V}ector {M}achines},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 19th Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition {(ICPR)}},
    publisher = {IEEE Computer Society Press},
    year = {2008},
    address = {Tampa, Florida, USA},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publications/pdfs/TiKlMa08.pdf},
    }
    
    
  • Kai Labusch and Fabian Timm and Thomas Martinetz: Simple Incremental One-Class Support Vector Classification. in Pattern Recognition - Proceedings of the DAGM, pp. 21-30, 2008
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{LaTiMa08,
    author = {Kai Labusch and Fabian Timm and Thomas Martinetz},
    title = {Simple Incremental One-Class {S}upport {V}ector Classification},
    booktitle = {Pattern Recognition - Proceedings of the DAGM},
    editor = {Gerhard Rigoll},
    series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
    pages = {21--30},
    year = {2008},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publications/pdfs/LaTiMa08.pdf},
    }
    
    

2006

  • Fabian Timm: Methoden zur optischen Qualitätskontrolle. Anwendung in der Produktion von Xenon-Lampen. 2006
    BibTeX
    @mastersthesis{Timm06,
    author = {Fabian Timm},
    title = {Methoden zur optischen {Q}ualit{\"a}tskontrolle. {A}nwendung in der {P}roduktion von {X}enon-{L}ampen},
    year = {2006},
    school = {Universit{\"a}t zu L{\"u}beck},
    type = {Diploma Thesis},
    note = {Full version: Please contact the author via email},
    pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publications/pdfs/Timm06.pdf},
    }