Ullrich Köthe

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Vice Group Leader

Image Analysis and Learning Group (IAL)

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Ullrich Köthe

PD Dr. rer. nat., Dipl. phys.

Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI)
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 (Mathematikon), Office 4.334
D-69120 Heidelberg

Tel: +49-6221-54 14834
Fax: +49-6221-54 5276
Email: ullrich.koethe AT iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
[ Scientific Interests | VIGRA | ilastik | Publications | Teaching | MIP group ]

Scientific Interests

Welcome to my website! My research revolves around the connection between machine learning and multi-dimensional image analysis. In particular, I'm interested in
  • efficient computation of rich feature sets, reliable feature selection, optimal feature design vs. feature learning
  • fast and accurate prediction algorithms (most notably Random Forest variants) and their uncertainty
  • design and optimization of graphical models for image segmentation and object tracking
  • weak labelling strategies to reduce the human effort in training data and ground truth creation
  • generic software that brings state-of-the-art algorithms to the end user (in particular, I'm the maintainer of the VIGRA image analysis library and a core developer of ilastik, the interactive learning and segmentation toolkit)
Any image analysis chain is only as strong as its weakest link!

Recent Publications

Please refer to our group publication list for the most recent papers. A complete list of my pre-2010 publications can be found here.


Summer Term 2016
Winter Term 2015/16
Summer Term 2015
Winter Term 2014/15
  • Lecture: Fundamentals of Machine Learning
  • Seminar:
  • C++ Programmierkurs, Blockkurs 9.3. bis 20.3.2015
Summer Term 2014

Curriculum Vitae

26. Nov. 2008 Habilitation for a thesis entitled "Reliable Low-Level Image Analysis", Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg
Since 01/2008 Senior scientist at Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI)
Since 04/2007 Vice Group Leader of the Multidimensional Image Processing Group, University of Heidelberg
Spring semester 2004 Guest researcher at Computer Vision Laboratory, Linköping University, Sweden
1999-2007 Assistant professor (officially: "Hochschulassistent") in the Cognitive Systems Group, University of Hamburg
29. Feb. 2000 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) for a thesis entitled "Generische Programmierung für die Bildverarbeitung", Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg
Spring semester 1993 Guest researcher at Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton, USA
1992-1999 Research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Rostock
1986-1991 Study of physics at University of Rostock, Diploma thesis on "Mikroskopische Herleitung einer Ratengleichung am Beispiel der Nukleonen-Deuteron-Reaktion"