Daniel Cremers

Professor for Computer Science and Mathematics, Chair for Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition, Managing Director, Dept. of Computer Science
Daniel Cremers received Bachelor degrees in Mathematics (1994) and Physics (1994), and a Master's degree in Theoretical Physics (1997) from the University of Heidelberg. In 2002 he obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Mannheim, Germany. Subsequently he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and one year as a permanent researcher at Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ. From 2005 until 2009 he was associate professor at the University of Bonn, Germany. Since 2009 he holds the chair for Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition at the Technical University, Munich. His publications received several awards, including the 'Best Paper of the Year 2003' (Int. Pattern Recognition Society), the 'Olympus Award 2004' (German Soc. for Pattern Recognition) and the '2005 UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research'. For pioneering research he received a Starting Grant (2009), a Proof of Concept Grant (2014) and a Consolidator Grant (2015) by the European Research Council. Professor Cremers has served as associate editor for several journals including the International Journal of Computer Vision, the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the SIAM Journal of Imaging Sciences. He has served as area chair (associate editor) for ICCV, ECCV, CVPR, ACCV, IROS, etc, and as program chair for ACCV 2014. He serves as general chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision 2018 in Munich. In December 2010 he was listed among “Germany's top 40 researchers below 40” (Capital). On March 1st 2016, Prof. Cremers received the Leibniz Award 2016, the biggest award in German academia. He is Managing Director of the TUM Department of Informatics. According to Google Scholar, Prof. Cremers has an h-index of 71 and his papers have been cited 19173 times.

Technische Universität München

The Technische Universität München (TUM) [Technische Universitaet Muenchen] is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan. TUM, being among the highest acclaimed universities in Germany, is affiliated with 16 Nobel Laureates including Gerhard Ertl who in 2007 received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The university has a sound international reputation and was ranked 2nd in Germany, 15th in Europe and 56th in the world in 2010 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In the same year, it was ranked 2nd in Germany, 16th in Europe and 58th in the world (overall) and in Engineering & Technology 1st in Germany, 9th in Europe and 36th in the world by the QS World University Rankings. In 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Technical University Munich 4th in Germany, 29th in Europe and 101st in the world.

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