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Students @ 3DOM

The 3DOM unit offers its experience and knowledge to highly motivated visiting students during their BSc, MSc or PhD studies.

Possible topics (contact us - - for more):

- 3D BUILDING MODELING AT REGIONAL SCALE: The work belongs to the TARGET-CE research activities and deals with the generation of 3D building models (LOD1 resolution) at regional and/or national scale. The procedure to be developed should start from open cartographic data (building footprints) enriched with some attributes. The work includes: State-of-the-art, Development of a method to generate LOD1 models from GIS data, Development of a tool to visualize the 3D data on top of DSM/DTM, Testing and validation.

- RE-PHOTOGRAPHY of URBAN SCENARIOS: The work belongs to the TOTEM research activities and deals with the realization of a (semi- / fully-automated) tool/app for smartphones in order to acquire images in the same location and with the same FOV of an historical image of interest. The work include: Literature review, Development of a smartphone app to read sensors information (GPS position, accelerometer data, etc.), Develop a methodology to overlap an historical image with the actual view seen by the smartphone camera, Testing and validation.

-3D SURVEYING OF UNDERGROUND ENVIRONMENTS WITH SLAM TECHNOLOGY: The topic belongs to the EIT-AMICOS research activities and deals with the use of mono or stereo cameras and SLAM methods to survey underground scenarios, like tunnels, mining spaces, etc. The candidate should: Review methods, Investigate SLAM methods, Include SLAM in the 3D reconstruction pipeline, Perform tests and analyses in real environments.

- 3D MEASUREMENT, SEGMENTATION AND MODELING OF TREES: The thesis should deal with the 3D acquisition of trees and their modelling. Starting from 3D point clouds, individual trees should be identified/segmented and then modelled. In particular, the candidate should: Investigate the state-of-the-art of point cloud segmentation, Collect 3D scans of trees, Develop a method to segment individual trees within point clouds, Develop a method to generate 3D models of trees from the segmented point clouds.

- MONOCULAR DEPTH ESTIMATION WITH DEEP LEARNING: The work deals with the generation of depth maps from single images using deep learning methods. CNN or GAN methods should be investigated for single image depth estimation from UAVs/drones or aerial data. The work includes: State-of-the-art, Development / adjustment of neural network for single image depth estimation, Testing and validation using UAVs/drones and aerial datasets.

- AUTOMATIC MAPS DIGITALIZATION: The thesis belongs to the TOTEM research activities and investigates how to automatize current manual procedures for the digitalization of city maps, testing several machine/deep learning algorithms and techniques. In particular, the work should focus on the automatic digitalization of the buildings' footprints in historical maps, as preliminary and necessary data for the 3D/4D city modelling. The candidate should: Explore the state-of-the-art machine/deep learning algorithms, Compare their performances using ground truth data, Develop a digitalization pipeline and test it on several historical maps.

- IMAGE SEMANTIC SEGMENTATION USING DEEP LEARNING ARCHITECTURES: The work deals with the automatic segmentation of images of building facades for the further use of such semantic data inside the 3D reconstruction pipeline. CNN architectures are to be used for this scope. The work includes: State-of-the-art, Development / adjustment of neural network for image segmentation, Inclusion of such semantic information in the photogrammetric pipeline, Comparative studies and evaluation metrics.

- MEASURING ATTRACTIVENESS OF A LOCATION: The thesis should deal with the collection of touristic (geolocated) images of our region and produce “attractiveness” maps based on density and locations of the shots. In particular, the candidate should: Investigate the state-of-the-art, Collect a large number of images of the most interesting places of the region, Georeference them in case they are not geolocated, Produce attractiveness maps using specific metrics and visualize the results within GIS tools.

- ARCHITECTURES 3D RECONSTRUCTION BY PRIMITIVE FITTING: The thesis work involves the creation of a tool for the generation of semantic 3D models of buildings starting from dense point clouds and architectural primitives. Part of the work could based on the PCL libraries (http://pointclouds.org/) and CAD applications. The candidate should: Create a library with main architectural geometric primitives, Realize a GUI for point cloud loading (ideally web-based), Develop a methodology for best-fitting between primitives and point clouds.

- TIE POINTS EXTRACTION: DEEP vs HAND-CRAFTED: The thesis work should compare deep learning and classical approaches in the task of extracting and matching image features. The feature extraction is a fundamental building block of image-based 3D reconstructions. The work includes: State-of-the-art analysis, Development / adjustment of neural networks for image feature extraction, Comparison with classical approaches in terrestrial, UAVs/drones and aerial datasets.

Former accomplished thesis at / with the support of FBK-3DOM:

- Simone Rigon, University of Trento, Italy - BSc thesis "Automatic 3D mesh optimization" (2019)

- Domenica Dininno, University of Florence, Italy - PhD "Il Circo Massimo nell’assetto urbanistico della Regio XI" (2018)

- Irene Cagnin, GIScience Master, University of Padua, Italy - Master thesis "Archeologia subacquea: il webGIS dei siti archeologici sommersi nel Mediterraneo"

- Filippo Carraro, GIScience Master, University of Padua, Italy - Master thesis "Una nuova cartografia per il sito archeologico di Nora e sistemi informativi per la fruizione del rilievo fotogrammetrico"

- Maria Allocca, GIScience Master, University of Padua, Italy - Master thesis "Uso di dati telerilevati per lo studio Land Use Land Cover mediante algoritmi di classificazione supervisionata e non supervisionata"

- Mattia Fantini, University of Bologna, Italy - Laurea thesis "Scan2BIM" (2017)

 

- Elisa de Gasperin, University of Trento, Italy - BSc thesis "Ricostruzione 3D automatica di edifici da nuvole di punti" (2017)

 

- Raffaele Perini, University of Trento, Italy - BSc thesis "PCEditor Application for Android" (2017)

- Luisa Zurlo, University of Trento, Italy - BSc thesis "Raspberry Pi 3D stereo reconstruction" (2016)

- Davide Corradini, University of Trento, Italy - BSc thesis "Fitting di primitive geometriche architettoniche su nuvole di punti 3D" (2016)

 

 

- Alice Ainsa, ENSG Paris, France - Master thesis "Land classification using aerial and UAV images" (2016)

- Matteo Parolari, University of Trento, Italy - BSc thesis "Segmentazione di nuvole di punti di aree urbane" (2016)

- Mathieu Monneyron, ENSG Paris, France - Master thesis "Photogrammetry with open-source software" (2015)

  

- Sebastian Candiago, University of Bologna, Italy - Laurea "Tecniche geomatiche e di telerilevamento di prossimita' per analisi nell'ambito dell'agricoltura di precisione" (2014)

  

- Nadia Guardini, University of Florence, Italy - PhD "3D survey and modeling for structural analysis" (2014)

  

- Cristina Navarra, CGT Siena, Italy - Master thesis "Rilievo fotogrammetrico, ricostruzione 3D e digitalizzazione di Piazza Duomo a Trento - Soluzioni, problematiche e confronti" (2013)

  

- Marina Terranova, CGT Siena, Italy - Master thesis "Approcci di rilievo e modellazione 3D a confronto: dalla fotogrammetria al Kinect" (2013)

  

- Pietro Manti, CGT Siena, Italy - Master thesis "Tecniche aeree di rilievo 3D e documentazione in archeologia: LiDAR e fotogrammetria con UAV" (2013)

  

- Veronica Zori, CGT Siena, Italy - Master thesis "Paestum - Realizzazione di una piattaforma GIS per la conservazione e la fruizione del parco archeologico" (2013)

 

- Simone Minto, CGT Siena, Italy - Master thesis "PointCloud2Publish - Visualizzazione e condivisione di modelli 3D" (2013)

 

- Anna Casellato, Scuola Interateneo di Specializzazione in Beni Culturali - Tesi di specializzazione in Geomatica "Nuove metodologie di documentazione archeologica: il caso dell’Anfiteatro di Paestum" (2013)

 

- Livia Chisari, University of Palermo, Italy - Master thesis "Geodatabase e modellazione 3D per la Necropoli del Calvario a Tarquinia" (2013)

 

- Sara Gonizzi Barsanti, Scuola Interateneo di Specializzazione in Beni Culturali / Universita' di Trieste - Tesi di specializzazione in Geomatica "La modellazione 3D delle mura bizantine di Aquileia: tecniche di rilievo a confronto" (2012)

 

- Roberto Battisti, University of Trento, Italy - Master thesis "Microsoft Kinect - Caratterizzazione del dispositivo e applicazioni nell'ambito del 3D modeling" (2012)

 

- Alessandro Zen, University of Trento, Italy - Master thesis "Elaborazione di dati archeologici d'archivio con metodologie 3D: il caso studio de La Vela (TN)" (2012)

- Clement Fontaine, ENSG Paris, France - Master thesis "Creation d'une Interface pour le Positionnement Automatique des Points d'Appui" (2012)

- Cristina Iacovino, University of Milano,  Italy - Scuola Interateneo di Specializzazione in Beni Culturali - Thesis "L'arco di Augusto a Susa. Studi preliminari per il rilievo e modello 3D" (2012)

- Jose' Miguel Macay Moreira, Gavle University, Sweden - BSc thesis "Using photogrammetric Digital Surface Model in LiDAR software for creating Three Dimensional Buildings" (2012)

- Giulio Stevanato, University of Padua, Italy - Master thesis "Stima del potenziale fotovoltaico su edifici urbani in ambienbte GIS mediante dati LiDAR e fotogrammetrici" (2011)

- Benoit More, ENSG Paris, France - Master thesis "Etude comparative de modelus de creation de MNS sur differents types de terrains" (2011)

- Luigi Barazzetti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy - PhD thesis "Automatic tie point extraction from markerless image block in close-range photogrammetry" (2011)

- Ilaria Trentini, University of Trento, Italy - Master thesis "Approccio multidisciplinare per la documentazione di un sito archeologico: il caso del Riparo Dalmeri" (2011)

- Celine Puig, ENSG Paris, France - BSc thesis "L’utilisation de panoramas pour la modélisation tridimensionnelle" (2010)

- Matteo Rapana', University of Padua, Italy - Master thesis "Modellazione tridimensionale applicata all'analisi archeologica - Il caso studio della chiesa medioevale di S.Martino di Lomaso" (2009)

- Valeria Perlini, CGT Siena, Italy - Master thesis "Fotogrammetria e modellazione 3D applicata all'archeologia - Il caso studio del sito Maya di Copan" (2009)