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Peter Gehler

Is trying to learn how to learn to see.

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I am a group leader at the Bernstein Center of Computational Neuroscience at the University of Tübingen. I am affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen as a senior research scientist. Before, I was postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, temporary Professor at TU Darmstadt, and Junior Research Group Leader at the MPI for Informatik. I did my PhD studies in the Empirical Inference group at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics.

My main research focus lies on visual scene understanding. I want to enable computers to reason about the physical world around us. This requires models that can infer about the semantic, as well as the physical properties of visual data. I believe that both problems should be addressed jointly.

I have broad interest in computer vision and machine learning topics with a focus on statistical models and inference techniques. Applications range from material and reflectance separation, to detection and pose estimation.


Two Papers at ECCV (11/07/16)

We are presenting two papers at ECCV 16. Improve your semantic segmentation network with an Bilateral Inception Module and estimate full 3D bodies from static images but keep it SMPL (pdf soon).

Deep Learning Workshop in July (18/04/16)

Together with Aurelien Lucchi and Thomas Hofmann I am organizing a Deep Learning Workshop in July. Visit the website here.

Two CVPR papers accepted (11/03/16)

We have two papers accepted at CVPR 16. Check out how to estimate multiple people in images with DeepCut (pdf) and learn bilateral CNNs (pdf).

I am area chair at ECCV 2016 (06/02/16)

I was appointed as area chair at ECCV 2016.

I am area chair at NIPS 2016 (22/01/16)

I was appointed as area chair at NIPS 2016.

Inverse Rendering (01/10/15)

A workshop on the topic of Inverse Rendering to be held at ICCV in Chile Website link.

T-PAMI Associate Editor (01/09/15)

I was appointed associated editor of T-PAMI.

GCPR 2015 Aachen (07/01/15)

Together with Jürgen Gall and Bastian Leibe I will be organizing GCPR 2015 in Aachen. Read the Call for papers and the Call for workshops.

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (01/01/15)

I joined the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience at the University of Tübingen and will keep my affiliation with the MPI.

Upcoming course (01/10/14)

Together with Andreas Geiger I will be teaching Intelligent Systems - Graphical Models in Computer Vision at the university of Tuebingen.

Visiting MSRC (01/08/14)

I spent August 2014 as a visiting researcher at MSR Cambridge

Advanced Structured Prediction (01/07/14)

Check out the forthcoming book on structured prediction from MIT press

New homepage (24/03/14)

This is my new homepage. I hope you like it. You can also download the source.

CVPR and ICLR papers accepted (01/03/14)

2 CVPR papers and one ICLR paper accepted

Thomas Nestmeyer (01/02/14)

Thomas Nestmeyer starts as a PhD student. He works on intrinsic image decompositions.