Prof. Stefan Roth, Ph.D.


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Work S2|02 A304
Hochschulstr. 10
64289 Darmstadt

I am a professor of Computer Science as well as Chair of the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt in Germany and lead the Visual Inference Lab. My research interests mainly lie in the areas of computer vision as well as machine learning and are focused on statistical models for problems of visual inference. Particular research interests include semantic scene understanding, image motion estimation, deep learning, probabilistic models of low-level vision, as well as people detection and tracking.

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Stefan Roth received the Diplom degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2001. In 2003 he received the ScM degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and in 2007 the PhD degree in Computer Science from the same institution. Since 2007 he is on the faculty of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (Juniorprofessor 2007-2013, Professor since 2013). His research interests include probabilistic and statistical approaches to image modeling, motion estimation and tracking, as well as object recognition and scene understanding. He received several awards, including honorable mentions for the Marr Prize at ICCV 2005 (with M. Black) and ICCV 2013 (with C. Vogel and K. Schindler), the Olympus-Prize 2010 of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM), and the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2012 of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2013, he was awarded a starting grant of the European Research Council (ERC). He regularly serves as an area chair for CVPR, ICCV, and ECCV, and is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), and PeerJ Computer Science.

Professional Activities

Editorial Board, PeerJ Computer Science since 2015
Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) since 2014
Associate Editor International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) since 2013
Program Chair CVPR 2022
Area Chair CVPR 2013, 2018, 2019
Area Chair ECCV 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
Area Chair ICCV 2011
Workshop Chair ECCV 2018
General Chair VMV 2014
Program Chair DAGM 2010
Member of the Technical Committee, German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM) since 2018
Program Committee ICCV 2007, 2009, 2015
Program Committee CVPR
2007 – 2012, 2014, 2015
Program Committee ECCV
Program Committee EMMCVPR
2009, 2011, 2013
Program Committee DAGM
2009 – 2015
Program Committee VMV 2007 – 2009, 2011, 2013
Grant Reviewer for European Research Council (ERC), German Research Foundation (DFG), Israel Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Humboldt Foundation and others
Reviewer for International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (SIIMS) and others

Honors & Awards

Best Reviewer Award, NIPS 2017
Best Paper Award, 4th Workshop on Computer Vision for Road Scene Understanding and Autonomous Driving (in conjunction with ECCV 2016) 2016
Best Paper Award, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2016
Outstanding Reviewer Award, ICCV 2015
Outstanding Reviewer Award, CVPR 2015
Outstanding Reviewer Award, CVPR 2014
Marr Prize (Honorable Mention, with C. Vogel & K. Schindler), ICCV 2013
GCPR Main Prize (with T. Scharwächter, M. Enzweiler & U. Franke) 2013
CVPR Best Student Paper Award (with U. Schmidt, C. Rother, S. Nowozin & J. Jancsary) 2013
DAGM Prize (with Q. Gao) 2012
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize 2012
Adolf-Messer-Prize 2011
Olympus Prize 2010
Outstanding Reviewer Award, ICCV 2009
Best Paper Award of the INI-Graphics Net (with M. Black) 2008
Outstanding Reviewer Award, ECCV 2008
Outstanding Reviewer Award, CVPR 2008
Nomination for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award 2007
Outstanding Reviewer Award, CVPR 2007
Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award (for the best dissertation in the sciences at Brown University) 2007
Marr Prize (Honorable Mention, with M. Black), ICCV 2005
Sigma Xi Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award 2005
Sigma Xi Associate Member 2005
Dean’s Fellowship, Brown University 2001
Fulbright Travel Scholarship 2001