Short Curriculum Vitae
Cyrill Stachniss has joined the University of Bonn as the chair
for photogrammetry. Before that, he was a lecturer at the University of
Freiburg in Germany. In 2009/2010, he had a 1-year professor position
during the sabbatical of Wolfram Burgard and was heading the lab for
Autonomous Intelligent Systems in Freiburg. Cyrill Stachniss finished
his habilitation in November 2009 working as an academic advisor at
the University of Freiburg and being a guest lecturer at the
University of Zaragoza in Spain. Before that, he was a senior
researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the
Autonomous Systems Lab of Roland Siegwart. In April 2006, he finished
his PhD thesis entitled "Exploration and Mapping with Mobile Robots",
supervised by Wolfram Burgard, at the Department of Computer Science
at the University of Freiburg. Before being a PhD student, he studied
physics and computer science at the University of Marburg and
Freiburg. From 2008-2013, he was an associate editor of the IEEE
Transactions on Robotics, since 2010 a Microsoft Research Faculty
Fellow, and received the IEEE RAS Early Career Award in 2013.
In his research, he focuses on probabilistic techniques in the context of mobile robotics, perception, and navigation problems. A central area of his research is autonomous exploration in combination with solutions to the simultaneous localization and mapping problem. He is also interested in classification and learning approaches, in computer controlled cars, and in computer vision. Cyrill Stachniss is actively participating in several European research projects in the context of urban navigation, mobile manipulation, factories of the future, and digital access to cultural heritage. He is currently coordinating the project ROVINA which develops robots for the exploration, digital preservation, and visualization of archeological sites.
See his publication list and research page for further details. You can also find a detailed resume here.