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Torsten Sattler

ETH Zürich
Universitätstrasse 6
CH-8092 Zürich

Department of Computer Science
Computer Vision and Geometry Group
CNB G 104

+41 (0)44 63 37 568

Important Information

    I have left ETH Zurich and am now an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering department at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. You can find my new webpage here. I am looking for PhD students. If you are interested, please contact me through my Chalmers email (which you can find on my new webpage).


Short Biography

Torsten Sattler received a PhD in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Bastian Leibe and Prof. Leif Kobbelt. In December 2013, he joined the Computer Vision and Geometry Group of Prof. Marc Pollefeys at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he currently is a senior researcher. From July 2016 to June 2018, he was Marc Pollefeys' deputy while Prof. Pollefeys was on leave from ETH. His research interests include (large-scale) image-based localization using Structure-from-Motion point clouds, real-time localization and SLAM on mobile devices and for robotics, 3D mapping, Augmented abd Virtual Reality, machine learning, (multi-view) stereo, image retrieval and efficient spatial verification, camera calibration and pose estimation. His current work focuses on making algorithms for localization and mapping "smarter" by incorporating higher-level scene understanding.

Torsten has worked on dense sensing for self-driving cars as part of the V-Charge project. He is currently involved in enabling semantic SLAM and re-localization for gardening robots (as part of the Trimbot2020 project, a EU Horizon 2020 project where he leads the efforts on a workpackage), and in enabling camera-only 3D scene perception for self-driving cars. From July 2016 to June 2018, he was a principal investigator in a research project with Google based on Google's Tango project.

Torsten has organized multiple tutorials and workshops at CVPR and ICCV. He regularly serves as a reviewer for the top-conferences in Computer Vision (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV) and Robotics (IROS, ICRA) and is an area chair for CVPR 2018 and 3DV 2018.


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