Stanford Computer Science

About myself

I am a visiting assistant professor in the Computer Science Department and Artificial Intelligence Lab of Stanford University. My mentor and host in Stanford is Prof. Sebastian Thrun. I am also the head of the research group 3D Video and Vision-based Graphics in the Max-Planck-Center for Visual Computing and Communication.

Short Curriculum Vitae

4/2007 - today
Visiting assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
9/2006 - today
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 Informatik
Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree in Computer Science, MPI / University of Saarland
5/2001 - 11/2005
PhD student in the Computer Graphics Group of the Max-Planck-Institut Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany
Diplom (MS) degree in Computer Science, University of Saarland, Germany
M.Sc. degree in Artificial Intelligence (Intelligent Robotics), University of Edinburgh, Scotland


EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award 2009
Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society 2006
Dr. Eduard Martin Award for the best dissertation in the faculty of engineering 2005/2006, University of Saarland
ATI Fellowship 2005/2006
Best M.Sc. Student in Artificial Intelligence Award, University of Edinburgh
John Howe Award, University of Edinburgh

Program Committees

I am Program Co-Chair of

I am / have been a member of the program committees of


I have served as a reviewer for many international conferences and journals, including ACM SIGGRAPH, EUROGRAPHICS, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, IEEE Pacific Graphics, ICIP, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, etc.

Further Activities

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