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



 
Experience  

since 2017

Mighty AI, Bellevue,
Principal Computer Vision Engineer, head of CV/ML team:

Object detection and segmentation for QA and automated annotation
Tracking


2016-2017


Microsoft, Bellevue,
Principal Applied Scientist, AI and Robotics:
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.