Prof Dr Carsten Steger, Director of Research and co-founder of Munich-based MVTec Software, has been elected spokesman of the Technical Committee of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM).
He become’s the first industry representative with a distinguished scientific background to hold such a high-profile position in the association’s history.
DAGM focuses on research and promotion of scientific work in the field of pattern recognition, the exchange of experience and the joint discussion of scientific and technical questions throughout the field of pattern recognition.
The annual German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR) is the most important instrument furthering these goals. The Technical Committee is responsible for suggesting future research topics. Its objective is to develop new perspectives for trendsetting work in the field of pattern recognition as well as proposals for the organization of DAGM conferences.
Dr Olaf Munkelt, Managing Director at MVTec, said: “The election of Prof Dr Steger demonstrates our company’s solidarity and willingness to collaborate with the scientific community. It is also a clear sign of our technology leadership in the machine vision industry. Therefore, we are very pleased with this nomination.”
Steger manages the research department at MVTec. He has also served as an honorary professor of image understanding and machine vision at the Department of Informatics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) since 2011. He has more than 25 years of experience in computer science and machine vision.