Björn Stenger

Lead Research Scientist
Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT)
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About me

I am a researcher at the Rakuten Institute of Technology, where I work on computer vision and machine learning. My current interests are in 3D reconstruction, visual search, image super-resolution, and video understanding.

Prior to Rakuten I was at Toshiba Research (research page). I completed my PhD in computer vision at the University of Cambridge in Roberto Cipolla's group, co-supervised by Philip Torr. My Diplom in Computer Science is from the University of Bonn. During my studies, I spent time at the University of Victoria, Hewlett-Packard, and Siemens Corporate Research.

News

2018/01 - Computer vision summer internship offer (for PhD students). Apply here!

2017/12 - Presentation at GPU Tech Conference (GTC)

2017/12 - New arXiv paper: 3D Hand Pose Estimation: From Current Achievements to Future Goals

2017/11 - Rakuten Floor Plan (R-FP-500) data from MVA 2017 paper is available.

2017/10 - Tomoyuki Mukasa presents work on 3D scene capture at ICCV workshop "Geometry Meets Deep Learning".

2017/10 - Welcome Bhaskar Rao from IIT Bombay!

Recent work

3D Hand Pose Estimation: From Current Achievements to Future Goals
S. Yuan, G. Garcia-Hernando, B. Stenger, G. Moon, J. Y. Chang, K. M. Lee, P. Molchanov, J. Kautz, S. Honari, L. Ge, J. Yuan, X. Chen, G. Wang, F. Yang, K. Akiyama, Y. Wu, Q. Wan, M. Madadi, S. Escalera, S. Li, D. Lee, I. Oikonomidis, A. Argyros, and T.-K. Kim,
CVPR, June 2018.

Analysis of the top performing methods in the Hands in the Million Challenge.

[arxiv] [camera-ready coming soon] [bibtex]
@InProceedings{YuanCVPR2018,
  author =   {Yuan, S. and Garcia-Hernando, G. and Stenger, B. and  Moon, G. 
              and  Chang, J. Y. and Lee, K. M. and  Molchanov, P. and 
              Kautz, J. and Honari, S. and  Ge, L. and  Yuan, J. and  
              Chen, X. and Wang, G. and Yang, F. and Akiyama, K. and Wu, Y. 
              and Wan, Q. and Madadi, M. and Escalera, S. and Li, S. and 
              Lee, D. and Oikonomidis, I. and Argyros, A. and Kim, T.-K.},
  title =    {3D Hand Pose Estimation: From Current Achievements 
              to Future Goals},
  booktitle = {CVPR},
  year =      {2018},
  month =     {June}
}
    
ByNet-SR: Image Super Resolution with a Bypass Connection Network
J. Xu, Y. Chae, B. Stenger,
ICIP, September 2017.

New CNN architecture for image super-resolution with good quality/speed trade-off

[bibtex][code coming soon]
@InProceedings{XuICIP2017,
  author = {Xu, J. and Chae, Y. and Stenger, B.},
  title  = {{ByNet-SR}: Image Super Resolution with a 
            Bypass Connection Network},
  year   = {2017},
  month = {September},
  booktitle = {ICIP}
}
    
BigHand2.2M Benchmark: Hand Pose Data Set and State of the Art Analysis
S. Yuan, Q. Ye, B. Stenger, S. Jain, T.-K. Kim,
CVPR, July 2017.

A new large dataset of depth maps with annotated 3D hand joints using a magnetic tracking system. The data is also used in the Hands in the Million Challenge.

[arxiv] [bibtex]

@InProceedings{YuanCVPR2017,
  author =   {Yuan, S. and Ye, Q. and Stenger, B. 
              and Jain, S. and Kim, T.-K."},
  title =    {BigHand2.2M Benchmark: Hand Pose Data Set 
              and State of the Art Analysis},
  booktitle = {CVPR},
  year =      {2017},
  month =     {July}
}
    
Parsing Floor Plan Images
S. Dodge, J. Xu, B. Stenger,
MVA, May 2017.

Wall segmentation using fully convolutional networks (FCN) and applications in furniture fitting and 3D modeling

[R-FP dataset] [video] [bibtex]
@InProceedings{DodgeMVA2017,
   author  = {Dodge, S. and Xu, J. and Stenger, B.},
   title   = {Parsing Floor Plan Images},
   year    = {2017},
   month   = {May},
   booktitle = {MVA}
}
    
Pano2CAD: Room Layout From A Single Panorama Image
J. Xu, B. Stenger, T. Kerola, T. Tung,
WACV, March 2017.

Estimating 3D room geometry from a single panorama image using surface normal estimation, 2D object detection and 3D object pose estimation

[arxiv] [bibtex]
@InProceedings{XuWACV2017,
   author  = {Xu, J. and Stenger, B. and Kerola T. and Tung, T.},
   title   = {Pano2CAD: Room Layout From A Single Panorama Image},
   year    = {2017},
   month   = {March},
   booktitle = {WACV}
}
    
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