Prof. PhD Carsten Rother

Head of CVLD

Email: Carsten.Rother (to be completed with TU Dresden Domain)
Address : Technische Universität Dresden, Nöthnitzer Str. 46, 01187 Dresden
Room: APB-2022
Phone: +49 351 463-38379


Carsten Rother received the diploma degree with distinction in 1999 from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and the PhD degree in 2003 from the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden. From 2003 until 2013 he was researcher with Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK. Since October 2013 he is full (W3) Professor at TU Dresden, heading the Computer Vision Lab Dresden (CVLD). His research interests are in the fields of computer vision and machine learning, and in particular optimization and learning in Probabilistic Graphical Models and Deep Learning. On the application side this involves scene understanding (e.g. autonomous driving, robotics and HCI), 6D object pose estimation, Bio-Imaging (e.g. cell tracking), Image editing (e.g. interactive image segmentation and deconvolution) and image matching (e.g. large displacement Scene Flow). He has published over 120 articles (H-index 58) at international conferences and journals. He won awards at BMVC ’16, ACCV ’14, CVPR ’13, BMVC ’12, ACCV ’10, CHI ’07, CVPR ’05, and Indian Conference on Computer Vision ’10. He was awarded the DAGM Olympus prize in 2009. He has co-developed two Microsoft products, GrabCut for Office 2010 and AutoCollage. He also co-authored a book on Markov Random Fields in Computer Vision and Image Processing. He serves as area chair for major conferences, and he is associated editor for T-PAMI.