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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

Selected Awards

06/2020
CVPR 2020 Best Student Paper Honorable Mention Award for DeepCap paper.
05/2020
EUROGRAPHICS Outstanding Technical Contributions Award.
12/2017
Karl Heinz Beckurts Award 2017.
11/2017
ERC Consolidator Grant.
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

2020 - today
Associate Editor - Elsevier Computers and Graphics
2018 - today
Associate Editor – IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
2019 - today
Associate Editor – IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
2016 - 2019
Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Graphics (has max. 3-year term)
2016 - today
Associate Editor, Elsevier Visual Informatics Journal

Program Committees / Organization

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


I am / was a member of the program committees of

  • ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, Technical Papers, 2020
  • ACM SIGGRAPH, Technical Papers, 2020
  • EUROGRAPHICS, Technical Papers, 2020
  • IEEE International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2020
  • Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV), 2020
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020
  • IEEE Internation Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2020
  • International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2019
  • Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (Pacific Graphics), 2019.
  • Vision, Modeling and Visualitatin (VMV), 2019
  • IEEE Internation Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019
  • International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2018
  • German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR), 2018
  • Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV), 2018
  • ACM / EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on High-Performance Graphics (HPG), 2015.
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018
  • IEEE Internation Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018
  • EUROGRAPHICS STAR Reports, 2018
  • ACM SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), 2017
  • International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2017
  • Vision, Modeling and Visualitatin (VMV), 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017
  • German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR), 2017
  • IEEE Internation Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017
  • EUROGRAPHICS, STAR Reports, EUROGRAPHICS, 2017
  • International Workshop on Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Computing (EPIC), collocated with ECCV, 2016
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016
  • ACM SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), 2016
  • Vision, Modeling and Visualitatin (VMV), 2016
  • 3D-TV Conference, 2016
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016
  • 2nd Workshop on Observing and Understanding Hands in Action (HANDS), collocated with CVPR, 2016
  • International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2015
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015
  • Vision, Modeling and Visualitatin (VMV), 2015
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015
  • ACM / EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on High-Performance Graphics (HPG), 2015.
  • EUROGAPHICS, Full Papers, 2015
  • Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV), 2014
  • German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR), 2014
  • ACM SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), 2014
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014
  • IEEE Internation Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014
  • German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR), 2014
  • 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Computational Cameras and Displays (formerly PROCAMS), collocated with CVPR, 2013
  • 2nd IEEE Workshop on Dynamic Shape Capture and Analysis (4DMOD), collocated with ICCV, 2013
  • IEEE International Conferemce on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013
  • Workshop on Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision (CDC4CV), collocated with ICCV, 2013
  • Vision, Modeling, Visualization (VMV), 2013
  • IEEE Inteernational Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013
  • German Pattern Recognition Conference, 2013
  • EUROGRAPHICS 2013 - Short Papers
  • FMX 2013
  • German Patern Recognition Conference 2013
  • 3DIMPVT 2012
  • CVMP - European Conference on Visual Media Production, 2012
  • European Conference on Computer Vision - ECCV, 2012.
  • 2nd Workshop on Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision (CDC4CV) - in conjunction with ECCV
  • PROCAMS 2012 - 9th IEEE Intl. Workshop on Projector Camera Systems
  • Pacific Graphics 2012
  • Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV) 2012
  • EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Rendering (EGSR) 2012
  • CVPR 2012 - IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Reconition
  • IEEE Workshop on Dynamic Shape Capture and Analysis 2011 - collocated with ICCV
  • IEEE Workshop on Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision (CDC4CV) 2011 - collocated with ICCV
  • VMV 2011
  • MIRAGE 2011
  • 3DIMPVT 2011
  • EUROGRAPHICS 2011 (Full papers)
  • International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2011
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011
  • ECCV Workshop on Human Motion: Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation 2010
  • European Conference on Computer Vision - ECCV, 2010.
  • ACM MULTIMEDIA 2010 - Workshop on 3D Video Processing
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010
  • DAGM 2010
  • 3DPVT 2010
  • EUROGRAPHICS 2010 (Full papers)
  • VMV 2010
  • IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing (WMVC2009) - an IEEE Winter Vision Meeting
  • EUROGRAPHICS 2009 (Short papers)
  • IMMERSCOM 2009
  • CVMP - European Conference on Visual Media Production, 2009
  • VMV 2009
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and EXPO 2008
  • GRAPP 2008
  • 2nd Workshop on HUMAN MOTION - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation, in conjunction with ICCV 2007
  • IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2007)
  • GRAPP 2007
  • MIRAGE 2007


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