Research focus: Bionic research and sustainable pest control
Bionic algorithms inspired by insects:
Night vision algorithm
Image denoising algorithm
Optical collision avoidance
Sustainable pest control of the invasive fruit fly Drosophila suzukii and migratory locusts:
Development of biocides against fruit flies derived from organic waste material
Development of botanical oil emulsions based on linseed oil against gregarious locust control
I hold several patents for innovative night vision algorithms and botanical pesticides
Nocturnal insects see in the dark. My patented night vision algorithm simulates this remarkable sensory capability.
My bionic alogrithm significantly reduces noise by means of spatial integration of visual information. It preserves image details and image sharpness. In addition, I developed a novel image postprocessing of mammographic images that allows to improve image quality for reliable diagnosis. Recently, this algorithm was improved for the denoising of real-world camera images.
We recorded neuronal activity from collision detector neurons of locusts to develop an optical collision avoidance device that can make drone flights safer.
Project: BioKollAvoid funded by the FFG
First prototype was developed in cooperation with FH Joanneum, Fraunhofer Institute Graz, Drone rescue systmes Inc.
We invented an effective biocide against the Asian fruit fly Drosophila suzukii. It is easy to apply, cheap and sustainable.
Project Biocide was funded by the aws Austria