Fachbereich Informatik

Sebastian Starke

I am now a Ph.D. student in character animation and machine learning at the University of Edinburgh, and no longer working at the University of Hamburg. If required, I may be contacted via: Sebastian.Starke<at>ed.ac.uk
Sebastian Starke

address:   University of Hamburg
  Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Science
  Department Informatics, Group TAMS
  Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
  D-22527 Hamburg
position:   Research Associate
project:   CML (Crossmodal Learning)
room:   F-313
phone:   +49 (0) 40 42883-2398

Research Interests



  • Sebastian Starke, Norman Hendrich, Dennis Krupke, Jianwei Zhang: Evolutionary Multi-Objective Inverse Kinematics on Highly Articulated and Humanoid Robots, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vancouver, Canada, 2017.
  • Dennis Krupke, Sebastian Starke, Lasse Einig, Frank Steinicke, Jianwei Zhang: Prototyping of Immersive HRI Scenarios, International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots, Porto, Portugal, 2017.
  • Sebastian Starke, Norman Hendrich, Jianwei Zhang: A Memetic Evolutionary Algorithm for Real-Time Articulated Kinematic Motion, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Sán Sebastian, Spain, 2017.
  • Sebastian Starke, Norman Hendrich, Jianwei Zhang: A Forward Kinematics Data Structure for Efficient Evolutionary Inverse Kinematics, IFToMM 7th International Workshop on Computational Kinematics, Poitiers, France. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Mechanisms and Machine Science, 2017.
  • 2016

  • Sebastian Starke, Norman Hendrich, Sven Magg, Jianwei Zhang: An Efficient Hybridization of Genetic Algorithms and Particle Swarm Optimization for Inverse Kinematics, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Qingdao, China, 2016.
  • 2015

  • Sebastian Starke, Norman Hendrich, Hannes Bistry, Jianwei Zhang: Fast and Robust Detection and Tracking of Multiple Persons on RGB-D Data fusing Spatio-Temporal Information, IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), San Diego, California, 2015.
    DOI 10.1109/MFI.2015.7295752

  • Invited Talks

  • Hamburg Animation Conference 2017 - Bio IK: A Novel Inverse Kinematics Algorithm for Generic Character Animation
  • Theses

  • Sebastian Starke: A Hybrid Genetic Swarm Algorithm for Interactive Inverse Kinematics, Master Thesis, University of Hamburg, 2016.
  • Sebastian Starke: Efficient Guess of Nearest Neighbors for all Points in 3D Point Clouds, Bachelor Thesis, University of Hamburg, 2013.

  • Student Awards

  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarship from The University of Edinburgh
  • Ranked first at the EXPO 2016 at the University of Hamburg
  • Second best graduate in M.Sc. Informatics (2016/17) at the University of Hamburg