Professor of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Recipient of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2012 of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Recipient of the Olympus-Prize 2010 of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM). Recipient of several paper awards, including two Marr Prize Honorable Mentions. Holder of a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC).