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Dr.-Ing. Vincent Christlein

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0455-3799

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Vincent Christlein studied Computer Science, graduated 2012, and received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) 2018 from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. During his studies, he worked on the analysis of handwritings with focus on writer identification and writer retrieval. His research interests lie in the field of machine learning, computer vision, and computer graphics, particularly in image forensics, handwriting analysis, and historical document analysis.

2017

IEEE SPS Award: on behalf of IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) for the paper:
Christlein, Vincent; Riess, Christian; Jordan, Johannes; Riess, Corinna; Angelopoulou, Elli: “An Evaluation of Popular Copy-Move Forgery Detection Approaches”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 1841-1854, 2012
The SPS Best Paper Award is regularly given to high impact journal papers in the last five years and is based on a nomination from the respective IEEE Technical Committee.
Competition Winner: ICDAR2017 Competition on the Classification of Medieval Handwritings in Latin Script: Task 2 (Style classification on heterogeneously encoded data) and Task 4 (Manuscript dating on heterogeneously encoded data)

 

2016

Competition Winner: ICFHR2016 Competition on Multi-Script Writer Demographics Classification Using “QUWI” Database: Task 1 (Writer Identification) and Task 3 (Handedness Classification)
Competition Winner: ICFHR2016 Competition on the Classification of Medieval Handwritings in Latin Script: Task 1 (Accuracy)

 

2015

Best Poster Award for a very significant contribution in the field of document analysis and recognition (ICDAR 2015)
Competition Winner: ICDAR 2015 Competition on Multi-Script Writer Identification and Gender Classification (Task 1 Writer identification)

 

2014

Competition Winner: ICFHR2014 Competition on Arabic Writer Identification Using AHTID/MW and KHATT Databases (Task 3 Writer identification using the KHATT datasbase)

2018

  • Critical Catalogue of Luther Portraits (1519-1530)

    (Third Party Funds Group – Overall project)

    Term: June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2021
    Funding source: andere Förderorganisation
    URL: https://www.gnm.de/forschung/projekte/luther-bildnisse/

    Quite a number of portraits of Martin Luther - known as media star of 16th century – can be found in today’s museums and libraries. However, how many portraits indeed exist and which of those are contemporary or actually date from a later period? So far unlike his works, however, the variety of contemporary portraits (painting and print) is neither completely collected nor critically analyzed. Thus, a joint project of the FAU, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM) in Nuremberg and the Technology Arts Sciences (TH Köln) was initiated. Goal of the interdisciplinary project covering art history, art technology, reformation history and computer science is the creation of a critical catalogue of Luther portraits (1519-1530). In particular, the issues of authenticity, dating of artworks and its historical usage context as well as the potential existence of serial production processes will be investigated.

  • Similarity learning for art analysis

    (Third Party Funds Group – Sub project)

    Overall project: Critical Catalogue of Luther Portraits (1519-1530)
    Term: June 1, 2018 - February 28, 2021
    Funding source: andere Förderorganisation
    URL: https://www.gnm.de/forschung/forschungsprojekte/luther-bildnisse/

    The analysis of the similarity of portraits is an important issue for many sciences such as art history or digital humanities, as for instance it might give hints concerning serial production processes, authenticity or temporal and contextual classification of the artworks.
    In the project, first algorithms will be developed for cross-genre and multi-modal registration of portraits to overlay digitized paintings and prints as well as paintings acquired with different imaging systems such as visual light photography and infrared reflectography. Then, methods will be developed to objectively analyze the portraits according to their similarity.
    This project is part of a joint project of the FAU, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM) in Nuremberg and the Technology Arts Sciences (TH Köln) in Cologne. Goal of the interdisciplinary project covering art history, art technology, reformation history and computer science is the creation of a critical catalogue of Luther portraits (1519-1530).

2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2010

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2020

Christlein, Vincent; Weichselbaumer, Christlein
The rapid rise of Fraktur
at University of Paderborn (DHd2020) in Paderborn (05.03)

2019

Christlein, Vincent
Maschinelles Lernen zur bildbasierten Dokumentenanalyse (Talk)
at Digital Humanities (Digital Humanities Cologne Colloquium) in University of Cologne (09.05)

Tutorial: Deep Learning Fundamentals (Talk)
at Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Universität zu Lübeck (Workshop Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin) in Lübeck (17.03)
at Faculty of English, Oxford (Dark Archives: A Conference on the Medieval Unread and Unreadable) in Oxford (11.09)
Christlein, Vincent
Automatische Bilddatenanalyse von Historischen Dokumenten (Talk)
at Mathematikon, University of Heidelbarg (GG3D19: Graphdatenbanken, GIS und 3D-Modelle in der Bauforschung des Mittelalters) in Heidelberg (05.12)
2018

Christlein, Vincent
Encoding CNN Activations for Writer Recognition (Talk)

at TU Wien (13th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS)) in Wien (24.04)

Deep Learning: Fundamentals (Talk)
at Lehrstuhl für Mustererkennung (Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin) in Erlangen (11.03)
at Exzellenzcluster (GI-Workshop: Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Tool-Building und Forschung auf Augenhöhe – Informatik und die Digital Humanities) in Berlin (25.09)
Handwriting Analysis with Focus on Writer Recognition (Talk)
at Universität Hamburg (Invited Talk) in Informatikum Stellingen, Hamburg (26.10)
at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Time Machine Conference 2018) in Lausanne (30.10)
Visuelles Suchen in historischen Dokumenten – Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten (Visual Retrieval in Historical Documents – Challenges and Possibilities) (Talk)
at ZIP O.P.S. (Archivrecherchen im 21. Jahrhundert) in Stift Teplá (08.11)
Writer Recognition in Historical Documents (Talk)
at Stadtarchäologie Wien (Congress Visual Heritage 2018) in Rathaus, Wien (14.11)

 

2017

Christlein, Vincent
Classification of Medieval Handwritten Script (Talk)
at Interdisziplinäre Zentrum Editionswissenschaften (IZED), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Workshop Digitale Paläographie) in Erlangen (31.01)

Christlein, Vincent; Ghesu, Florin Cristian; Maier, Andreas; Würfl, Tobias; Isensee, Fabian; Maier-Hein, Klaus; Neher, Peter; Kohl, Simon
Deep Learning: Advancing the State-of-the-Art in Medical Image Analysis (Talk)
at Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2007) in Heidelberg (12.03)
Automatic Handwriting Analysis – From Scribe to Script Type Classification (Talk)
at Ecole Nationale des Chartes (Seminaire e-Philologie) in Paris (27.03)
at IAPR (14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)) in Kyoto, Japan (15.11)
2016

Christlein, Vincent
Writer Retrieval and its Application to Music Scores
at Bach-Archiv (DHD 2016 – Komponisten-Datenbanken/-Portale: Austauschformate und Vernetzungspotentiale (Pre-conference Workshop)) in Leipzig (08.03)

Stromer, Daniel; Christlein, Vincent; Anton, Gisela; Kugler, Patrick; Maier, Andreas
at Massey University (Image and Vision Computing New Zealand 2016 (IVCNZ 2016)) in Palmerston North, New Zealand (22.11)
Automatic Detection of Illuminated Charters (Talk)
at Uni Graz (Illuminated Charters – from the Margins of two Disciplines to the Core of Digital Humanities) in Wien (12.09)
From Script to Type Identification (Talk)
at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Workshop) in Berlin (06.09)

Weichselbaumer, Nikolaus; Christlein, Vincent
Automatische Typenbestimmung in historischen Drucken (Talk)
at Universität Leipzig (Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (DHd 2016)) in Leipzig (09.03)

2015
Computergestützte Verfahren zur Analyse von hochmittelalterlichen Papsturkunden (Talk)
at FAU (Papstgeschichte des hohen Mittelalters: digitale und hilfswissenschaftliche Zugangsweisen zu einer Kulturgeschichte Europas) in Erlangen (20.02)
at Universität Leipzig (Doctoral Seminar) in Leipzig (05.11)
Technische Hilfsmittel zur Analyse von Papsturkunden des hohen Mittelalters (Talk)
at FAU (Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Editionswissenschaften (IZED)) in Erlangen (26.01)
(13th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)) in Nancy, France (24.08)
2014
at Universität Trier (Tagung – Möglichkeiten der Automatischen Manuskriptanalyse) in Trier (25.02)
at IEEE (2014 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)) in Steamboat Springs, CO (26.03)

 

2013

Christlein, Vincent
(A Letter Driven) Writer Identification in Medieval Papal Charters (Talk)
at University of Leeds (International Medieval Congress 2013) in Leeds (02.07)

Script and Signs. A Computer-based Analysis of High Medieval Papal Charters. A Key to Europe’s Cultural History (Talk)
at FAU (Workshop on Automatic Pattern Recognition and Historical Document Analysis) in Erlangen (14.06)
Writer Identification in Medieval Papal Charters (Talk)

at King’s College London (DigiPal Symposium III) in London (16.09)

2012

Christlein, Vincent
Handschrift und EDV – Möglichkeiten der Mustererkennung für paläographische Studien (Talk)
at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (Zugangsweisen zur päpstlichen Schriftlichkeit) in Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte und Historische Hilfswissenschaften (14.07)

2010

Christlein, Vincent
A Study on Features for the Detection of Copy-Move Forgeries (Talk)
at Gesellschaft für Informatik (Sicherheit 2010 – Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit) in Berlin (06.10)

On Rotation Invariance in Copy-Move Forgery Detection (Talk)

at IEEE (2nd IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS)) in Seattle, USA (15.12)

Vorlesung mit Übung (V/UE)

Kolloquium (KO)

Vorlesung (VORL)

Praktikum (PR)

  • Praktikum Representation Learning

    This course will be held online until the coronavirus pandemic is contained to such an extent that the Bavarian state government can allow face-to-face teaching again.

    • Wed 10:00-12:00, Room 00.152-113
    • Wed 8:30-10:00, Room 0.01-142 CIP (exclude 22.04.2020)
  • Projekt Computer Vision

    This course will be held online until the coronavirus pandemic is contained to such an extent that the Bavarian state government can allow face-to-face teaching again

    • Mon 12:00-14:00, Room Übung 3 / 01.252-128
    • Mon 12:00-14:00, Room 00.156-113 CIP

Open

Please see https://lme.tf.fau.de/teaching/thesis/

Running

Title Type Start/end date Student
Multi-task Learning for Historical Handwritten Document Classification BA thesis May 7, 2020 - October 7, 2020 Jing Ye
Ranking Loss for Writer Identification on Music Scores MA thesis December 1, 2019 - July 6, 2020 Lucie Meißner
Concentrating on Text for Improved Document Analysis MA thesis April 20, 2020 - October 20, 2020 Qian Wang

Finished

Bachelor’s Theses: 6
Master’s Theses: 20