I was a PhD student at the Visual Computing Group at the University of Konstanz, Germany. My first advisor was Prof. Oliver Deussen. My main research interests are Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. I was developing the painting robot e-David since my time as an undergraduate and I wrote my PhD thesis about the system. The focus hereby lied on researching optimization algorithms based on visual feedback that enables the machine to create paintings after an input image or target function. More information can be found on the project website.



e-David Project
The vision behind e-David is to build a painting machine that mimics human painters and distributes real paint on a canvas. e-David (acronym for: Electronic Drawing Apparatus for Vivid Interactive Display) is an ordinary industrial welding robot, which typically is used for manufacturing cars. We combine the machine with sensors, a camera and control computer.

Here is a video showing e-David in action:

e-David Robot Painting from e-David on Vimeo.






Experience
Since 2018 Software engineer at Daimler Protics GmbH
2012 - 2018 Research assistant and PhD student at University of Konstanz



Education
Since 2012 PhD student, chair for Computer Graphics and Media Informatics at the University of Konstanz
2010 – 2012 Master of Science in Information Engineering, Visual Computing
2005 – 2010 Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering



Publications
2018
Painterly Rendering using Limited Paint Color Palettes
Thomas Lindemeier, Jörg Marvin Gülzow, Oliver Deussen
Vision, Modeling and Visualization (2018)
2017
Quantifying Visual Abstraction Quality for Stipple Drawings
Marc Spicker, Franz Hahn, Thomas Lindemeier, Dietmar Saupe, Oliver Deussen
Proceedings of the Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (2017), P. 8:1-8:10
[PDF] [Web] [Presentation]
2016
Artistic Composition for Painterly Rendering
Thomas Lindemeier, Marc Spicker, Oliver Deussen
Vision, Modeling and Visualization (2016)
[PDF] [Web] [Presentation]
2015
Hardware-Based Non-Photorealistic Rendering Using a Painting Robot
Thomas Lindemeier, Jens Metzner, Lena Pollak, Oliver Deussen
Computer Graphics Forum 34.2 (2015), P. 311-323
[PDF] [Web] [Presentation]
2013
Image Stylization with a Painting Machine Using Semantic Hints
Thomas Lindemeier, Sören Pirk, Oliver Deussen
Computers and Graphics 37.5 (2013), P. 293-301
[PDF] [Web]
E-David: Wissenschaftlicher Versuch und Malendes Monstrum
Oliver Deussen, Thomas Lindemeier
Zufallszwänge: Roboter zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst 1, 39-45
[PDF] [Web]
2012
Feedback-guided Stroke Placement for a Painting Machine
Oliver Deussen, Thomas Lindemeier, Sören Pirk, Mark Tautzenberger
Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging (2012), P. 25-33
[PDF] [Web]
2011
Visual Analytics of Terrorist Activities Related to Epidemics
Enrico Bertini, Juri Buchmüller, Fabian Fischer, Stephan Huber, Thomas Lindemeier, Fabian Maaß, Florian Mansmann, Thomas Ramm, Michael Regenscheit, Christian Rohrdantz, Christian Scheible, Tobias Schreck, Stephan Sellien, Florian Stoffel, Mark Tautzenberger, Matthias Zieker, Daniel A Keim
2011 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)



Teaching
Teaching Assistant
I gave several exercise courses during my time as a PhD student: