Daniel Helm





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My name is Daniel Helm and I am a project assistant and Ph.D. student at TU Wien in the Institute of Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology. In the 4-year EU-funded Horizon 2020 innovation action ”Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age” (https://www.vhh-project.eu), I am responsible for the development and implementation of automated film analysis tools including Shot Analysis, Object Detection, and Relation Detection. My Ph.D. studies focus on the exploration of methods for automated interpretation of film content in large historical film archives.


  • Helm D., Jogl F., and Kampel M., “HISTORIAN: A Large-Scale HISTORIcal Film Dataset with Cinematographic ANnotation,” 2022 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2022, pp. 2087-2091, doi: 10.1109/ICIP46576.2022.9897300.
  • Helm D., Kleber F., and Kampel M. (2022). Graph-based Shot Type Classification in Large Historical Film Archives. In Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-555-5, ISSN 2184-4321, pages 991-998.
  • Helm, D., Kleber F. and Kampel M. (2022). HistShot: A Shot Type Dataset based on Historical Documentation during WWII. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods, ISBN 978-989-758-549-4, ISSN 2184-4313, pages 558-565.
  • Helm D., Kampel M., Single-Modal Video Analysis of Personality Traits using Low-Level Visual Features, Tenth International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA), Paris, France, November 2020.
  • Helm D., Kampel M. Overscan Detection in Digitized Analog Films by Precise Sprocket Hole Segmentation. In: Bebis G. et al. (eds) Advances in Visual Computing. ISVC 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham. October 2020.
  • Helm D., Pointner B., Kampel M., Frame Border Detection for Digitized Historical Footage. Proceedings of the Joint Austrian Computer Vision and Robotics Workshop 2020, pp. 114-115, Graz, Austria, August 2020.
  • Helm D., Kampel M. “Video Shot Analysis for Digital Curation and Preservation of Historical Films”, In Proc. of the 17th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop On Graphics And Cultural Heritage (EG GCH), Sarajevo, November 2019.
  • Helm D., Kampel M. Shot Boundary Detection for Automatic Video Analysis of Historical Films. In: Cristani M., Prati A., Lanz O., Messelodi S., Sebe N. (eds) New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing – ICIAP 2019. ICIAP 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11808. Springer, Cham. 2019
  • Helm D., Kampel M., “Automatic video analysis of personality traits”, Proceedings of CESCG 2019: The 23rd Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics (non-peer-reviewed). 2019
2017 MSc., University of Applied Sciences Vienna, Software Engineering. Thesis title: Automatic video analysis of personality traits. Thesis advisor: Martin Kampel
2015 BSc. University of Applied Sciences Vienna, Software Engineering. Thesis titles 1 & 2: Inertial Navigation System – three-dimensional positions sensing system in C/C++.
193.112 Video Analysis
183.587  Computer Vision Systems Programming
193.112 Scene Understanding and Surveillance
Presentation & Talks
  • Helm D., “Using prototype tools to detect and classify cinematographic concepts and relations in digitized film collections“ part of Panel II: “We have learned to see” – Tracing Visual Evidence of the Holocaust: Challenges of the Digital Curation of Liberation Footage across Archives and Disciplines, FIAF Congress 2022, 24th April – 29th April 2022, Budapest, National Film Institute Hungary, https://filmarchiv.hu/en/fiaf
  • Helm D., “ Automatic Film Analysis in historical film archives“, TU Wien, Faculty Informatics, “VISUAAL Workshop, March 23rd, 2022
  • Helm D., “Video Analysis in historical film archives”, guest lecture, TU Wien, Faculty Informatics, “Scene Understanding and Surveillance“ (193.111), Vienna, May 24th, 2022
  • Helm D., “Video Analysis in historical film archives”, guest lecture, TU Wien, Faculty Informatics, “Video Analysis“ (183.650), Vienna, May 31st, 2021
  • Helm D., “ Analyse historischer Filmdaten”, guest lecture, Universität Krems (virtual), “Visuelle Kompetenzen“, Vienna, March 22nd, 2021
  • Helm D., “ Relation Detection in large historical film archives”, Scientific Advisory Board, Ludwig Boltzmann Insitute for Digital History, Vienna, October 23rd, 2021
Media Coverage
  • Helm D., Kampel M. im Gespräch mit Vrääth Öhner, “Was sieht ein Computer, wenn er Bilder betrachtet?“, Kolik Film Zeitschrift – Sonderheft 35/2021: Deepfakes Filme aus Österreich Maria Speth.