Short Biography

Markus Enzweiler received the MSc degree in computer science from the University of Ulm, Germany, in 2005. In 2002 and 2003 he was a visiting student researcher at the Centre for Vision Research at York University, Toronto, Canada. He received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2011. Since 2010, he has been a research scientist at Daimler Research & Development in Sindelfingen, Germany, where he co-developed the Daimler vision-based pedestrian detection system which is available in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class models. His current research focuses on scene understanding for self-driving cars.

He received graduate and PhD scholarships from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation). In 2012, he received both the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Best PhD Dissertation Award and the Uni-DAS Research Award for his work on vision-based pedestrian recognition.


Resume



Education

University of Heidelberg, Germany
Image & Pattern Analysis Group

PhD degree in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.)
10/2006 - 05/2011 (summa cum laude)
Supervised by:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schnörr and Prof. Dr. Dariu Gavrila

University of Ulm, Germany
Master's degree in Computer Science (M. Comp. Sc.)
12/2005 (top 1%)
Supervised by:
Prof. Dr. Heiko Neumann and Prof. Dr. Dariu Gavrila
Thesis title: Resampling Techniques for Pedestrian Classification

York University, Toronto, Canada
Internship + Graduate Exchange Student
07/2002 - 10/2002 and 09/2003 - 12/2003
S
upervised by: Prof. Dr. John K. Tsotsos and Prof. Richard P. Wildes

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, St. Augustin, Germany
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (BSc. in CS)
08/2003 (top 1%)
Supervised by:
Prof. Dr. Rainer Herpers and Prof. Richard P. Wildes
Thesis title:
Computing Motion Trajectories using Spatiotemporal Motion Analysis




Work Experience

Daimler AG
Research & Development
Environment Perception department, Sindelfingen, Germany
09/2010 - present
Distinguished Engineer R&D
(LiDAR- and camera-based scene understanding, machine learning)

BitTwister IT GmbH, Ulm, Germany
01/2006 - 09/2006
Software developer (image processing and machine learning)

University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
10/2004 - 03/2005
Teaching assistant (computer vision)

GSF Research Center, Neuherberg, Germany
01/2004 - 03/2004
Internship (medical image processing)

Centre for Vision Research, York University, Toronto, Canada
07/2002 - 10/2002 and 09/2003 - 12/2003
BSc thesis (motion analysis) and graduate student (vision)
Advisor:
Prof. Richard P. Wildes

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, St. Augustin, Germany
07/2001 - 08/2003
Teaching assistant (computer programming, multimedia, computer vision)



Honors & Awards

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IEEE IV Symposium Best Paper Award 2016 for: L. Schneider et al. Semantic Stixels: Depth is Not Enough, 2016.

GI Juniorfellow
Juniorfellow of the German Informatics Society
(GI - Gesellschaft für Informatik)



IEEE ITS Outstanding Application Award

IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Outstanding Application Award 2014
(Daimler Image Understanding Team)



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IEEE IV Symposium Best Paper Award 2014 for: B. Fröhlich, M. Enzweiler, and U. Franke. Will this Car Change the Lane ? - Turn Signal Recognition in the Frequency Domain, 2014.



GCPR Main Prize 2013

GCPR (German Conference on Pattern Recognition) Main Prize 2013



IEEE ITSS Best PhD Dissertation Award

IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Best PhD Dissertation Award 2012


IEEE ITSS Best PhD Dissertation Award

Uni-DAS Wissenschaftspreis (Uni-DAS Research Award) for outstanding PhD dissertations in the field of driver assistance systems (DAS)
2012



Scholar of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
(German National Merit Foundation)
Undergraduate, Graduate & PhD scholarship

01/2003 - 10/2009


Price for outstanding Bachelor's Thesis
2004


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship
09/2003 - 12/2003



Publications


Memberships

  • Juniorfellow of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik)

  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation), PhD Scholarship

  • IEEE

  • DAGM



Professional Services

Reviewer / area chair for leading computer vision and machine learning journals (IJCV, TPAMI, TIP, etc.) and conferences (ICCV, ECCV, CVPR, etc.).


References

Available upon request