GABOR - Gabor Features in Signal and Image Processing

Active research on Gabor filter based image and signal processing since 2000...
2-D Gabor filter
"You can't predict the future, but you can invent it."
- Dennis Gabor


This research topic started as a research project in 2000, but has now extended to a complete research area which is studied in many projects of Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Research Group at Lappeenranta University of Technology. The latest results you can examine by viewing our current projects or latest articles.

The goal of this research area is to investigate Gabor filter based image processing, especially feature extraction, which has applications in computer vision problems.


This research area benefits from contributions from the following projects
  1. OBJECT - Object Detection and Recognition
    1. EVEX - Object Evidence Extraction
      1. SIMPLEGABOR - Simple Gabor Feature Space
  2. FACEDETECT - Face Detection
  3. SHIFTABILITY - Shiftability of Frames
  4. SIGDIG - Signal Discrimination for Condition Monitoring


A very efficient object detection and localisation method based on our Gabor filters will be presented in the ICCV2007 Workshop.

Contact information

Joni Kämäräinen E-mail WWW Project leader, research fellow
Jarmo Ilonen E-mail WWW PhD student
Ville Kyrki E-mail WWW Post-doc researcher
Heikki Kälviäinen E-mail WWW Professor


Source code

  1. Gabor Features in Signal and Image Processing Toolbox for Matlab (Deprecated - for 2-D use SimpleGabor Toolbox)
  2. SimpleGabor Toolbox for Matlab - Multiresolution Gabor Feature Toolbox

Data sets

  1. electroniccomponents02 - Electronic components data set 02.
  2. symbollibrary01 - Symbol library data generation source 02.

Links to other resources

Gabor intensive research groups
The NuHAG Gabor Server
Researchers contributed to the research on Gabor features
Prof. Dennis Gabor
Prof. David Casasent
Prof. Gösta H. Granlund
Prof. J. Daugman
Prof. M.J. Bastiaans
Prof. A.J.E.M. Janssen
Prof. C. von der Malsburg
Prof. Tai Sing Lee
Research groups utilizing Gabor features
State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Technology and Systems, Tsihngua University (prof X. Ding)
Computer Vision Laboratory, Institute for System and Robotics (Prof Santos-Victor)


Do not hesitate to to contact authors (e-mail, etc.) in order to retrieve copies or reprints of the following publications.