Former vision group members and associates

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Ingo Ahrns, Dr.
Thesis: "Ortsvariantes aktives Sehen für die partielle Tiefenrekonstruktion" (defense: May 2000)
Present address:
Automation and Robotics
Orbital Infrastructure and Operations - Space Infrastructure
P.O. Box 28 61 56
D-28361 Bremen (Germany)
email: ingo.ahrns (at)

Gregory Baratoff, Dr.
Thesis: "Distortion of Stereoscopic Visual Space" (defense: 1997, Univ. of Maryland)
Present address:
Siemens VDO Automotive AG
Peter-Dornier-Str. 10
D-88131 Lindau/Bodensee (Germany)
email: gregory.baratoff (at)

Pierre Bayerl, Dr.
Thesis: "A model of visual motion perception" (defense: Dec. 2005)
Present address:
EADS Deutschland GmbH, Ulm
Defence Electronics
Woerthstrasse 85
D-89077 Ulm (Germany)
email: pierre.bayerl (at)

Cornelia Beck, Dr.
Thesis: "A neural model of motion and form processing" (defence: Feb. 2010)
Present address:
Daimler AG, CAReer-RD
059 / X914 - EP/ERV Gebäude 20/3, Zimmer 4.C045
D-71059 Sindelfingen (Germany)
email: cornelia.gottbehuet (at)

Jan D. Bouecke
email: jan.bouecke (at)

Martin Clauss

Silvia Corchs, Dr.
Present address:
Imaging and Vision Laboratory
Universita Bicocca di Milano
Milano (Italy)
email: silvia.corchs (at)

Haythem el-Messiry, Dr.
Thesis: "Robust segmentation of human cardiac contours from spatial magnetic resonance images" (defense: Aug. 2004)
Present address:
Ain Shams Univ. Kairo
Faculty of Computer and Information Science
Kairo (Egypt)
email: hmessiry (at)

Thorsten Hansen, Dr.
Thesis: "A neural model of early vision: Contrast, contours, corners and surfaces" (defense: Sept. 2002)
Present address:
Justus-Liebig-Univ. Giessen
Fachbereich 06 Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft, Fachgebiet Psychologie
Abt. Allgemeine und Experimentelle Psychologie
Otto-Behagel-Str. 10F1
D-35394 Giessen (Germany)
email: thorsten.hansen (at)

Matthias S. Keil, Dr.
Thesis: "Neural architectures for unifying brightness perception and image processing" (defense: May 2003)
Present address:
Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona
Centro de Vision per Computador (Computer Vision Center)
Campus UAB, Edifici O
E-08193 Bellaterra Barcelona (Spain)
email: mats (at)

Florian Raudies, Dr.
Thesis: "Models of figure-ground segregation, transparent motion processing and ego-motion estimation" (defence: Feb. 2010)
Present address:
Boston University, Center for Adaptive Systems
Dept. of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Center of Excellence for Learning, Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST)
677 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215 (USA)
email: fraudies (at) (and florian.raudies (at)

Axel Thielscher, Dr.Dr.
Thesis 1: "Determining the site of nerve stimulation by magnetic fields - a contribution to the biophysical foundations of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" (defense: May 2002, Medical Dept.)
Thesis 2: "Nonlinear recurrent mechanisms for the processing and representation of surface boundaries based on luminance and texture gradients" (defense: Nov. 2007, Dept. of Electrical Engineering)
Present address:
Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Spemannstr. 41
D-72076 Tübingen (Germany)
email: axel.thielscher (at)

Christian Toepfer
Present address:
Daimler AG, TPE/EMD
Driver Assistance Systems / Instrumentation, Building 119
Mercedesstr. 137
D-70327 Stuttgart (Germany)
email: christian.toepfer (at)

Ulrich Weidenbacher
Thesis: Neural mechanisms of feature extraction for the analysis of shape and behavioral patterns (defence: Dec. 2010)
email: ulrich.weidenbacher (at)