Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Denzler
ELLIS unit Jena, Director
ELLIS program “Machine Learning for Earth and Climate Science”
Professor for Computer Vision in the Institute for Computer Science at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Joachim is Professor for Computer Vision at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena since 2004. His main research areas of interest are related to the development of data-driven methods and algorithms, which allow for automatic analysis and monitoring of different kinds of sensor data including camera images, LiDAR scans and environmental time-series data. His work combines the most recent machine learning approaches with more traditional statistical approaches. Joachim got his degree in Computer Sciences (1992) received his PhD (1997) and his Habilitation in Practical Computer Science (2003) at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
He carried out research in the University of Maryland and the University of Rochester during two research stays in 1995 and 1999-2000, respectively. Between 2015 and 2018, Joachim was founder and managing director of the Michael Stifel Center Jena for Data-driven and Simulation Sciences and since 2020 he is board member of the Thuringian Center for Learning Systems and Robotics, e.V.
He has carried out research in close cooperation with several partners from the Industry and as a result of this collaborations he was from 2016 to 2020 member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Jenoptik AG. Prof. Denzler’s research has been published in the main computer vision and machine learning journals and venues (e.g., ICCV, ECCV, CVPR, ICPR, TPAMI, IJCV) with more than 400 publications, and an h-index of 44.