Automatic Imaging and Quantitative Image Processing in Environmental Plant Sciences
Dr. Hanno Scharr
The Young Investigator Group develops automated imaging system and analyses, as well as theoretical foundations of novel image processing algorithms. Its applications range from measuring plant growth, i.e. analysis of 3D scenes showing deformable objects with varying surface properties, to reconstruction schemes for diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTMRI). Solution approaches are typically formulated as parameter and error estimation in energies or partial differential equations (PDEs) optimally parameterized based on image statistics. For image acquisition, the group builds lab-scale imaging setups e.g. for leaf and root measurement, and automated high-throughput plant screening machines.