Research



The FASText detector source code (published in our ICCV 2015 paper) is available here here. The "Neumann-Matas algorithm" for scene text detection (based on our CVPR 2012 paper [pdf]) is now part of OpenCV 3.0 [link], thanks to Lluis Gomez.

In 2013 I received a highly prestigious Google PhD Fellowship, as the only person in the Central & Eastern Europe [announcement] [recipients]. According to Google, "the Google Fellowship Programs recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas". The fellowships are typically awarded to students from such universities as Oxford, Cambridge, ETH and TUM in Europe or MIT, Standford and Caltech in the USA.

 

Publications

  • Busta M., Neumann L., Matas J.: FASText: Efficient Unconstrained Scene Text Detector, ICCV 2015 (Santiago, Chile) [pdf] [bib] [source code]
  • Neumann L., Matas J.: Real-time Lexicon-free Scene Text Localization and Recognition, Journal Paper in TPAMI, 2015 [pdf] [bib]
  • Best Paper Award Neumann L., Matas J.: Efficient Scene Text Localization and Recognition with Local Character Refinement, oral presentation @ ICDAR 2015 (Tunisia) [pdf] [presentation] [award] [bib]
  • Neumann L., Matas J.: Text Reading in the Wild – How to make it useful? (Keynote speech at IWRR alongside ACCV 2014, Singapore) [pdf] [pptx]
  • Neumann L., Matas J.: Scene Text Localization and Recognition with Oriented Stroke Detection, ICCV 2013 (Sydney, Australia) [pdf] [poster] [bib]
  • Best Student Paper Award Neumann L., Matas J.: On Combining Multiple Segmentations in Scene Text Recognition, oral presentation @ ICDAR 2013 (Washington D.C., USA) [pdf] [presentation] [award] [bib]
  • Neumann L., Matas J.: A Real-Time Scene Text to Speech System, Demo @ ECCV 2012 (Florence, Italy) [pdf] [poster] [video]
  • Neumann L., Matas J.: Real-Time Scene Text Localization and Recognition, CVPR 2012 (Providence, Rhode Island, USA) [pdf]
  • Neumann L., Matas J.: Text Localization in Real-world Images using Efficiently Pruned Exhaustive Search, ICDAR 2011 (Beijing, China) [pdf] [poster] [bib]
  • Neumann L., Matas J.: Estimating hidden parameters for text localization and recognition, CVWW 2011 (Mitterberg, Styria, Austria) [pdf]
  • Neumann L., Matas J.: A method for text localization and detection, ACCV 2010 (Queenstown, New Zealand) [pdf] [poster] [bib]
  • Neumann L.: Vyhledání a rozpoznání textu v obrazech reálných scén, Master thesis, ČVUT 2010 [pdf]

Technical Reports

  • Neumann L.: Scene text recognition in images and video, PhD Proposal, August 2012 [pdf]
  • Neumann L.: Scene text recognition in images and video, Talk @ The 31th Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision Colloquium, Autumn 2012 [pptx]

Awards

  • ICDAR 2015 Best Paper Award
  • ICDAR 2013 Best Student Paper Award [jpg]
  • Google PhD Fellowship in Computer Vision, 2013 [pdf]
  • Porsche Enginnering Award 2011, 2nd place [jpg]
  • Cena Josefa Hlávky (Josef Hlávka's Award) [jpg] [link]
  • Diplomová práce roku 2010 (Master Thesis of the Year 2010 in Informatics) [jpg] [link]

Teaching

  • A4B33RPZ - Rozpoznávání [www]
  • A3B33ROB - Robotika [www]

professional experience

  • Chief engineer & co-owner of MEMOS Software s.r.o. (founded in 2003, the fastest growing IT company in Czech Republic in 2007 & 2008, currently employing 40+ people) [http://www.memos.cz/]