The University of British Columbia

Department of Computer Science

email:  vogel at cs dot ubc dot ca
Julia Vogel
Dr. sc. techn.




Research interests: Decision making for visual search. Statistical scene, object, and context understanding. Psychophysics of human scene perception.

In June 2007, I joined LiberoVision, a startup company in Zurich, Switzerland. LiberoVision develops a system for realistic virtual replays for sports broadcast. Check out our website for cool video footage.

From August 2005 until April 2007, I stayed at the Laboratory for Computational Intelligence of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada working with Kevin Murphy and Nando de Freitas on statistical methods for scene and context understanding, visual search, and decision making. From February to June 2005, I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany  with Adrian Schwaninger and Christian Wallraven on projects concerning the psychophysics of human scene perception.

Relevant publications

Target-directed attention: sequential decision-making for gaze planning. Julia Vogel and Nando de Freitas. In International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA'08, Pasadena, CA, USA. May 19-23, 2008.

Categorization of natural scenes: local vs. global information. Julia Vogel, Adrian Schwaninger, Christian Wallraven, and Heinrich H. Bülthoff. In Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization APGV'06, Boston, MA, USA. July 28-30, 2006.



Semantic Scene Modeling and Retrieval for Content-Based Image Retrieval. Julia Vogel and Bernt Schiele. International Journal of Computer Vision. Vol. 72, No. 2, pp. 133-157, April 2007.



A Psychophysically Plausible Model for Typicality Ranking of Natural Scenes.  Adrian Schwaninger, Julia Vogel, Franziska Hofer, and Bernt Schiele. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception. Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 333-353, October 2006.


Performance Evaluation and Optimization for Content-Based Image Retrieval. Julia Vogel and Bernt Schiele. Pattern Recognition. Vol. 39, No. 5, pp. 897-909, May 2006.