Applied Informatics Group

PD Dr.-Ing. Sven Wachsmuth

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Name: PD Dr.-Ing. Wachsmuth Sven
Phone: +49-521-106-2937
Office: CITEC 0.408
Email: swachsmu [AT] TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE

Sven Wachsmuth received the Diploma in computer science from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.) also in computer science from Bielefeld University in 2001.

In 1997 he joined the Applied Informatics Group (Angewandte Informatik) at the Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University. From 1997 to 2000 he worked within the collaborative research centre 360 "Situated Artificial Communicators". Since 2001, he holds a faculty staff position as a senior researcher (wiss. Assistent) in the Applied Computer Science Group and, was announced as the head of the central lab facilities of the Excellence Cluster 277 "Cognitive Interaction Technology" in 2008. In Nov 2002, he took a sabbatical year supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Computer Science Department of the University of Toronto as a host of Prof. Sven Dickinson. In 2002 and 2004-2005, he was responsible for the EC funded project "Visual Active Memory Processes and Interactive REtrieval" (VAMPIRE). He is principle investigator in the special research centre 673 "Alignment in Communication" (A4) and the institute for cognition and robotics (CoR-Lab).

His research interests include human-robot interaction, especially looking at high-level computer vision problems, as well as system integration and evaluation aspects. He has published various papers in these fields, has been a member of the RoboCup@Home organization committee 2010-2011 and is member of the technical committee in 2012. He was co-organizer of the workshop "Benchmarking and Evaluation of Interactive Cognitive Systems" in 2011.

Sven Wachsmuth is member of IEEE Computer Society and Gesellschaft für Informatik.