Professor Dr.

Andreas Weber

Head of Multimedia, Simulation and Virtual Reality Group
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144, Room
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 73-4426
Fax: +49 (0) 228 73-4212

Andreas Weber studied mathematics and computer science at the Universities of Tübingen, Germany and Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. From the University of Tübingen he received his MS in Mathematics (Dipl.-Math) in 1990 and his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in computer science in 1993. From 1995 to 1997 he was working with a scholarship from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as a postdoctoral fellow at the Computer Science Department of Cornell University. From 1997 to 1999 he was a member of the Symbolic Computation Group at the University of Tübingen, Germany. From 1999 to 2001 he was a member of the research group Animation and Image Communication at the Fraunhofer Institut for Computer Graphics. Since April 2001 he has been professor of computer science at the University of Bonn, Germany.


Ongoing Projects

We will analyse bifurcations and singularities of algebraic systems of ordinary differential equations with particular emphasis on questions concerning the existence of oscillations.
Motion capturing has become a standard technique in computer graphics and biomechanics. Animal locomotion has been recorded in different environments and this has been successfully used in animal biomechanical experiments. There is an increasing interest to acquire and analyze animal motion data. In this project we focus on the development of generic models for quadrupedal motion, with special respect to the movement of the spine.
Physically-based analysis and synthesis of (human) motions have a number of applications. They can help to enhance the efficiency of medical rehabilitation, to improve the understanding of motions in the realm of sports or to generate realistic animations for movies and computer games.
Motion capture systems allow for tracking and recording human motions at high spatial and temporal resolutions. However, we are interested in alternative techniques getting along with far less input data, such as uncalibrated monocular video.
The primary objective of the hair research at University of Bonn is the development of a high accuracy model for human hair simulation. This includes hair style modeling and physical based hair dynamics simulation as well as hair rendering.
On this page we want to introduce you to our research in the field of sonification, partially carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Sport-science and Sports at the University of Bonn and the University of Hannover.

Completed Projects