Research

Check Out Some of My Research Interests.

Assistive systems

In the past I have been working on a rehabilitative device for people with a visual impairment. I developed an obstacle detection and localization system that helps these people to find an obstacle free path towards their destination. The system is using the output of a camera that captures both color and depth information.

Autonomous vehicles

I have a strong interest in autonomous vehicles, both road vehicles and aerial vehicles (i.e. drones). I have been working on localization and mapping algorithms that use data originated from LiDAR scanners and inexpensive 3D cameras such as the Kinect.

Mobile Mapping

I have been working on a mobile mapping system that integrates both a LiDAR scanner and a panoramic camera. The goal was to develop a system that does not rely on GPS and can thus also be used in indoor environments and environments with poor GPS signal.

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is the concept of mixing virtual objects with reality, often with the use of a head mounted device. I have been working on registration algorithms to serve the specific use cases of remote collaboration and as built as planned.

Publications

A list of all publications for which I am first author.

  • M. Vlaminck, H. Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Multi-resolution ICP for the Efficient Registration of Point Clouds based on Octrees", in Proc. IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA), Nagoya, Japan, May 8-12, 2017.
  • M. Vlaminck, H. Q. Luong, W. Goeman, W. Philips, "3D Scene Reconstruction Using Omnidirectional Vision and Lidar: A hybrid approach", Sensors, November 2016.
  • H. Q. Luong, M. Vlaminck, W. Goeman, W. Philips, "Consistent ICP for the registration of sparse and inhomogeneous point clouds", in 2016 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), pp. 262–267, 2016.
  • M. Vlaminck, H.Q. Luong, W. Goeman, W. Philips, "Towards Online Mobile Mapping Using Inhomogeneous Lidar Data", in Proc. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 19-22, 2016.
  • M. Vlaminck, H.Q. Luong, H. Van Nam, H. Vu, P. Veelaert, W. Philips, "Indoor Assistance for Visually Impaired People Using a RGB-D Camera", in Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, March 6-8, 2016.
  • M. Vlaminck, L. Jovanov, P. Van Hese, B. Goossens, W. Philips, and A. Pizurica, "Obstacle detection for pedestrians with a visual impairment based on 3D imaging", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on 3D Imaging, Liège, Belgium, December 3-5 2013.

Teaching

Course information and master thesis topics.

Computer graphics

I take care of the projects of the course computer graphics, which is lectured by prof. Aleksandra Pizurica. The assignments supervised by me are about OpenGL programming and have a focus on space partitioning algorithms.

Information technology and data processing

I assist the practical exercise sessions of the course information technology and data processing, which is lectured by prof. Sofie Verbrugge and dr. Jan Aelterman. The students are taught on how to query a relational database by means of the SQL query language.

Master thesis topics

You can find a list of (co-)supervised thesis topics below.

  • J. Pype, "Automatic segmentation of 3D electron microscopy images", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2015.
  • S. Leysen, "Serious gaming: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training by Means of Augmented Reality", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2016
  • E. Herregat, "Immersive In-house Decoration by Means of Augmented Reality", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2016
  • Q. Schelfhout, "Immersive In-house Decoration by Means of Augmented Reality", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2016
  • M. Tindemans, "3D Space Reconstruction Using Omnidirectional Vision", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2016

A list of new master thesis topics is listed below.

  • 3D model reconstruction using aerial photography
  • Obstacle detection system for visually impaired using field programmable gate arrays

About me

Below you can find some personal information about me.

Curriculum vitae

I was born in Tielt, Belgium on June 22, 1990. I attended De Bron secondary school in Tielt, studying Science and Mathematics. In 2008 I went to Ghent University to start my studies on computer science and I graduated as a Master of Science in computer science engineering in June 2013. From January 2014, I'm working as a PhD student at the Image Processing and Interpretation research group of Ghent university.

Activities

Cycling

I am an avid cyclist. I did most of the classic bicycle races in Belgium, including the Tour of Flanders and Liège-Batogne-Liège. I often go on a cycling trip to do notorious climbs such as the Mount Ventoux, Galibier, Alpe d'Huez. You can find me on Strava .

Running

I started running in September 2014 and ever since then, I go for a run multiple times a week. I also like to attend running events. You can find me on most of the Ghent city runs, including the mid summer and mid winter run and the Gentenaar.

Remote pilot

As of August 2015, I am a remote pilot of Trimble's Gatewing X100 . This aircraft incorporates a 10 Megapixel camera to scan the ground surface. This way it is possible to obtain 3D models of large scale environments that can be used for further analysis.

Traveling

I have a keen interest in exploring diverse cultures all over the world. I like meeting people with entirely different backgrounds and learn their ideas on various topics. I also like to discover their habits and in particular their peculiar cuisine.

Contact me

Image Processing and Interpretation research group
Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing
Ghent University
iMinds
Technicum building - Office 2.15B
St-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, B-9000 Ghent