Christopher  Haccius

Christopher Haccius

Model-Based Coding
Saarland Informatics Campus

Research Interests

  • Model Based Coding
  • Video Coding
  • Scene Content Analysis
  • Visual Quality Measurement

Research Projects

SCENE: Novel Scene Representations for richer networked media (Nov. 2011 - Nov. 2014). Our project results and ongoing developments can be found here.

SSID: The Saarbrücken Synthetic Image Database is a database for design and evaluation of image quality metrics on images with synthetic contents, where errors occur already during scene composition. The database can be found here.

Project Contact for

Cognitive Source Separation: The goal of this project is to find out if human cognition can be used to enhance computational auditory source separation.

Visual Authentication of Digital Documents: In this project digital visual “watermarks” are examined as a method for ensuring document authentication.

Teaching & Tutoring

  • SS 2015
    • MATLAB für Doktoranden (GradUS-Course)
  • WS 2014/2015
    • Telecommunications I
  • SS 2014
    • Main Seminar "Digital Data Communications - Multiview Video Streaming"
  • WS 2013/2014
    • Telecommunications I
    • Main Seminar "OFDM for Wireless Communications"
    • MATLAB für Doktoranden (GradUS-Course)
  • WS 2012/2013
    • Telecommunications I ("Best Core Lecture Award")
    • MATLAB für Doktoranden (GradUS-Course)
  • SS 2012
    • Praktikumsversuch "Digitale Übertragung", Mechatronisches Praktikum 2
    • Forschungstage Informatik
    • Main Seminar "Data Communications - Recent Developments in Media & Entertainment Networks"
  • WS 2011/2012
    • Telecommunications I
    • Main Seminar "Digital Data Transmission"


  • "An Image Database for Design and Evaluation of Visual Quality Metrics in Synthetic Scenarios", Ch. Haccius and Th. Herfet, accepted at International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR), Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, July 2016

  • "Infrared-Aided Superpixel Segmentation", Ch. Haccius, H. Hariharan, Th. Herfet, J. Jachalsky, W. Putzke-Röming and T. Hach, International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics (VPQM), Phoenix, USA, February 2015
  • "Shape Adaptive Sum of Euclidean Distances for Superpixel Clustering" (Short Paper), C. Haccius, T. Herfet, Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP), London, GB, November 2014
  • "Enhancing MPEG for Model Based Coding", C. Haccius, S. Khangura and T. Herfet, Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) Summit 2013, Nantes, France, October 2013
  • "A novel Scene Representation for Digital Media", C. Haccius, T. Herfet, V. Matvienko, P. Eisert, I. Feldmann, A. Hilton, J. Guillemaut, M. Klaudiny, J. Jachalsky, and S. Rogmans, Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) Summit 2013, Nantes, France, October 2013
  • "Representing and Presenting Digital 3D Scene Content", C. Haccius, T. Herfet, V. Matvienko, PROLIGHT Workshop, Nantes, France, October 2013
  • "A Novel Representation for Digital Scenes" (Poster), T. Herfet, C. Haccius, V. Matvienko and S. Fort, Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH), 2013
  • "Model Based Coding Revisited", C. Haccius and T. Herfet, Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), Krakow, Poland, April 2012
  • "Usability Enhancement by Mining, Processing and Visualizing Data from the Federal German Archive", A. Schwarte, C. Haccius, S. Steenbuck and S. Steudter, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), Lisabon, Portugal, May 2010
  • "Developing a Hybrid Model Based Coding Scheme for Still Images" (Master Thesis at Saarland University, Saarbrücken).
  • "Scalable Triple Stores – Sesame on the Google App Engine" (Bachelor Thesis at the International University in Germany, Bruchsal).