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Education  
1994-1997   
Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.), University of Stuttgart
 
1987-1993
Electrical Engineering, University of Stuttgart 



 
Experience  

since 2016


Microsoft, Bellevue,
Principal Applied Scientist, Research and AI:
· Face detection and recognition.
· Visual navigation.
· Multi-camera networks.

2001-2016

Honda Research Institute USA, Boston and Mountain View,
Principal Scientist,
Head of Perception Group
:
· Object detection and recognition for humanoid robots.
· Real-time vision systems for driver assistance.
· Detection and tracking of pedestrians, cars, bicyclists in videos and laser data.
· Detection of occluded pedestrians.
· Pedestrian path prediction.
· Camera-based vehicle self localization.

1999-2005
M.I.T, Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Scientist,
Center for Biological & Computational Learning
· Face detection, face recognition, facial expression recognition. 
· Part-based object detection and recognition.
· Taught grad class 9.913 "Pattern Recognition for Vision".
 
1994-1998 
Daimler-Benz Research Center, Ulm, Research Assistant
· Interactive 3-D object recognition system for service robots.
· Detecting moving objects in video sequences of traffic scenes. 
· Video radar sensor fusion for autonomous car driving.
· Segmentation of color images with Hopfield nets.
 
1993-1994
Research Assistant, Institute of Physical Electronics and Photovoltaics, University of Stuttgart: 

· Visualization and analysis of flow fields in combustion engines.