Group Picture in respect to the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis 2017: DFG-President Peter Strohschneider, German Research Minister Johanna Wanka, DFG-Deputy President Marlis Hochbruck, Andreas Geiger, Christoph Kirchlechner, Evi Zemanek, Olivier Namur, Marion Silies, Ute Scholl, Mandy Hütter, Michael Seewald, Christian Groß, Philipp Kanske (v.l.)
© DFG / David Ausserhofer
In his research, Andreas Geiger deals with the broad field of computer vision, in which he has already achieved international renown. His work combines machine vision and robotics. Geiger’s main aim is to understand the basic principles of autonomous intelligent systems, especially in the area of autonomous driving. His work is therefore highly relevant not only socially, but also economically. Many of the algorithms he has developed are now being used by research teams and companies throughout the world and his scientific papers have already won multiple awards.
Since 2016 Geiger has led the independent Max Planck research group ‘Autonomous Machine Vision’. In the same year he was offered an interim professorship at ETH Zurich, in one of the world’s biggest and most renowned labs for computer vision (Text from DFG Homepage).