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About myself

Short Curriculum Vitae

11/2010 - today
Professor of Computer Science at Saarland University
7/2009 - today
Tenured Associate Professor at MPI for Informatics, Head of Research group Graphics, Vision & Video
4/2007 - 6/2009
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
9/2006 - 6/2009
Head of research group ``3D Video and Vision-based Graphics'' within the Max-Planck-Center for Visual Computing and Communication (Saarbrücken/Stanford)
12/2005 - 8/2006
Postdoctoral researcher at MPI for Informatics
12/2005
Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree in Computer Science, MPI-INF / Saarland University
5/2001 - 11/2005
PhD student in the Computer Graphics Group of the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
4/2001
Diplom (MS) degree in Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany
10/2000
M.Sc. degree in Artificial Intelligence (Intelligent Robotics), University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Awards

10/2016
Busy Beaver Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching at Saarland University.
07/2016
Best of Show Award for at Emerging Technologies of SIGGRAPH 2016 for our Demo on Face2Face (link)
11/2015
Elected into the "Top 40 under 40" Innovators in Germany by the business magazine Capital. (CS News)(Capital)
8/2013
ERC Starting Grant.
2013
Google Glass Research Award (with Andreas Bulling, Mario Fritz, Bernt Schiele).
2013
123go Business Plan Award to our spin-off theCaptury GmbH.
4/2013
Main Prize IKT Innovativ (at CeBIT 2013) to our spin-off theCaptury GmbH.
8/2012
German Pattern Recognition Award by the DAGM.
3/2009
EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award 2009
6/2007
Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society 2006
10/2006
Dr. Eduard Martin Award for the best dissertation in the faculty of engineering 2005/2006, University of Saarland
4/2005
ATI Fellowship 2005/2006
10/2000
Best M.Sc. Student in Artificial Intelligence Award, University of Edinburgh
10/2000
Jim Howe Award, University of Edinburgh

Editorial Board Memberships

2016
Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Graphics
2016
Associate Editor, Elsevier Visual Informatics Journal

Program Committees / Organization

I am Program Co-Chair / Organizer of the following Events


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Reviewing

In recent years, I have regularly served as a reviewer for top international conferences and journals, including ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM SIGGRAPh Asia, EUROGRAPHICS, IEEE CVPR, IEEE ICCV, ECCV, BMVC, SCA, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, IEEE Pacific Graphics, ICIP, 3DPVT/3DV, ACM Transactions on Graphics, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Intl. Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Machine Vision and Applications, Journal of Real-time Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, etc.


Further Activities

I am a member of the following organizations