Jan Funke

Postdoc -- ended Jul 2015
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I am a PhD student in Matthew Cook's group at the Institure ot Neuroinformatics in Zurich, Switzerland. I received a master degree in Computer Science from the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany, where I wrote my thesis about Object Detection in Visual SLAM and co-authored slamdunk, an evaluation framework for visual SLAM.

Since October 2010, I am working on the 3D reconstruction of neurons from serial section electron microscopy images in a collaboration with the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing and Albert Cardona from the Janelia Farm Research Campus. I am a member of the Research Training Group "Spatio/Temporal Graphical Models and Applications in Image Analysis" in Heidelberg.


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  • Funke, Jan and Martel, Julien and Gerhard, Stephan and Ciresan, Björn Andres Dan C. and Giusti, Alessandro and Gambardella, Luca and Pfister, Jürgen Schmidhuber Hanspeter and Cardona, Albert and Cook, Matthew Candidate Sampling for Neuron Reconstruction from Anisotropic Electron Microscopy Volumes, MICCAI 2014, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, (proceedings are in Lecture Notes in Computer Science), 8673: 17-24, 2014



  • Funke, Jan and Andres, Bjoern and Hamprecht, Fred A. and Cardona, Albert and Cook, Matthew Efficient Automatic 3D-Reconstruction of Branching Neurons from EM Data , Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2012 1004 - 1011, 2012
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