Roman P. Pflugfelder


I am a Computer Scientist at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Habilitand at the School of Computation, Information and Technology, Technical University of Munich, and Postdoc at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, where I am working in the groups of Daniel Cremers and Michael Lindenbaum.

I enjoy to build with my research bridges to applications in the field of video surveillance. Technologies such as my traffic monitor based on competitive learning, our CMT tracker based on the consensus of parts, or the indoor localisation with non-overlapping security cameras applying our camera calibration based on SfM were successfully used by governmental organisations and companies. For this, I managed at AIT a team of six researchers and coordinated a strategic programme Mobile Vision in cooperation with Thomas Pock, TU Graz and Bernhard Rinner, University of Klagenfurt.

I graduated under supervision of Horst Bischof with a PhD in Telematics at TU Graz. Before, I received my Diploma in Informatics from TU Wien and with a Kurt Goedel stipend from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia under supervision of Horst Bischof, Brian Lovell and Kurt Kubik.

I was awarded 2008 with a Viennese WWTF Career Grant and 2014 with a IEEE/CvF WACV Best Paper Prize. I received for my community work several reviewer awards (2016 - J. of Image and Vision Computing, 2017 - J. of Pattern Recognition, 2019 - CVPR). I was awarded 2022 with a EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship.

I initiated in 2012 together with Matej Kristan the VOT challenges and workshop series.