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Staff Dr. Behrend Heeren

Contact Information

Institut für Numerische Simulation
Endenicher Allee 60
53115 Bonn
Phone: +49 228 73-3334
Office: EA60 Z2.065
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Winter semester 2018/19

Summer semester 2018

Winter semester 2017/18

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Research Projects


A Functional Map Approach to Shape Spaces

German-Israeli Foundation.

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Discrete Riemannian calculus on shape space

Project C05, DFG SFB 1060.

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Geodesic Paths in Shape Space

Project 5, FWF NFN S117.

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4D structural analysis of the sugar beet geometry

Project D4, BMBF competence network.

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  1. Elastic correspondence between triangle meshes. D. Ezuz, B. Heeren, O. Azencot, M. Rumpf, and M. Ben-Chen. Comput. Graph. Forum, 2019. to be presented at EUROGRAPHICS 2019. BibTeX
  2. Geometric optimization using nonlinear rotation-invariant coordinates. J. Sassen, B. Heeren, K. Hildebrandt, and M. Rumpf. submitted, 2019. BibTeX arXiv
  3. Principal geodesic analysis in the space of discrete shells. B. Heeren, C. Zhang, M. Rumpf, and W. Smith. Comput. Graph. Forum, 2018. BibTeX PDF DOI
  4. Variational time discretization of Riemannian splines. B. Heeren, M. Rumpf, and B. Wirth. IMA J. Numer. Anal., 2017. accepted. BibTeX PDF arXiv
  5. Working memory capacity and the functional connectome - insights from resting-state fMRI and voxelwise eigenvector centrality mapping. S. Markett, M. Reuter, B. Heeren, B. Lachmann, B. Weber, and C. Montag. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 2017. accepted. BibTeX
  6. Optimization of the branching pattern in coherent phase transitions. P. W. Dondl, B. Heeren, and M. Rumpf. C. R. Math. Acad. Sci. Paris, 354(6):639–644, 2016. BibTeX DOI arXiv
  7. Numerical Methods in Shape Spaces and Optimal Branching Patterns. B. Heeren. PhD thesis, University of Bonn, 2016. BibTeX
  8. Splines in the space of shells. B. Heeren, M. Rumpf, P. Schröder, M. Wardetzky, and B. Wirth. Comput. Graph. Forum, 35(5):111–120, 2016. BibTeX PDF
  9. Voxelwise eigenvector centrality mapping of the human functional connectome reveals an influence of the catechol-o-methyltransferase val158met polymorphism on the default mode and somatomotor network. S. Markett, C. Montag, B. Heeren, R. Sariyska, B. Lachmann, B. Weber, and M. Reuter. Brain Structure and Function, 221:2755–2765, 2016. BibTeX DOI
  10. Shell PCA: statistical shape modelling in shell space. C. Zhang, B. Heeren, M. Rumpf, and W. Smith. In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. 2015. BibTeX PDF
  11. Exploring the geometry of the space of shells. B. Heeren, M. Rumpf, P. Schröder, M. Wardetzky, and B. Wirth. Comput. Graph. Forum, 33(5):247–256, 2014. BibTeX PDF
  12. Discrete geodesic regression in shape space. B. Berkels, P. T. Fletcher, B. Heeren, M. Rumpf, and B. Wirth. In Proc. of International Conference on Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, volume 8081 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 108–122. Springer, 2013. BibTeX PDF DOI
  13. Time-discrete geodesics in the space of shells. B. Heeren, M. Rumpf, M. Wardetzky, and B. Wirth. Comput. Graph. Forum, 31(5):1755–1764, 2012. BibTeX PDF DOI
  14. Geodätische im Raum von Schalenformen. B. Heeren. diploma thesis, Institut für Numerische Simulation, Universität Bonn, 2011. BibTeX