Short bio of Julia Vogel



In December 2004, Julia Vogel completed her PhD on Semantic Scene Modeling and Retrieval under the supervision of Bernt Schiele (now Darmstadt Technical University, Germany). Her PhD project was situated in the context of content-based image retrieval (CBIR). Especially, she investigated methods for semantically describing photographic images or scenes through the use of local semantic concepts. The developed methods were verified and extended based on psychophysical experiments. Earlier work of Julia include the performance prediction and optimization of a CBIR system.

Before starting her PhD, Julia obtained a M.Sc. (Dipl.Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 2000 and a M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR in 1998. Julia's master's thesis at the University of Karlsruhe was conducted in the field of digital signal processing and spectral estimation of speech signals. The thesis titled Echo Compensation with Frequency-Selective Step-Size Control proposes a frequency-based solution to the problem of echo compensation in a non-stationary environment (e.g. hands-free communications). Julia's research at Oregon State University investigated the effects of circuit level distortions on system level performance. In her master's thesis A New Correction Algorithm for Gain and Phase Imbalances in a Homodyne Receiver an algorithm is proposed that corrects for certain circuit level distortions in low power receivers.

CV.pdf  (updated December 11, 2006)


Dr. sc. techn.
ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2004.
Dipl.-Ing. Elektrotechnik
Technical Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany, 2000.
M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, 1998.
LiberoVision AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Senior R&D Engineer (since June '07)
Laboratory for Computational Intelligence, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Post-Doctoral Fellow (August '05 - April '07)
Project Statistical scene and object recognition
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen, Germany
Post-Doctoral Fellow (February '05 - June '05)
Project Human perception of natural scenes
Perceptual Computing and Computer Vision Group, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Research and Teaching Assistant (May '00 - November '04)
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bernt Schiele
Projects  Semantic scene understanding, vocabulary-based image retrieval, performance prediction and optimization of CBIR systems.
Teaching  Cognitive systems, machine learning, seminar on graphical models, computer science I (introduction to C++)
Signal Processing Group, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Research Assistant (June '98 - January '00)
Advisor: Prof. Dr. K. Kroschel
Projects  Echo cancellation in the frequency domain, spectral estimation, statistical signal processing.
Wireless and Radio Research Group, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Research Assistant (April '97 - April '98)
Advisors: Dr. John T. Stonick, Dr. Sayfe Kiaei
Projects  Work on circuit level distortions in analog low power transceivers.