Johannes Berger

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That's me

I'm a PhD student supervised by Prof. Dr. Christoph Schnörr. I studied mathematics and computer science at the university of Mannheim with focus on probability theory, especially numeric of SDEs.

At the beginning of my PhD project we worked on Minimum Energy Filters on Lie Groups in order to estimate camera motions based on nonlinear observations of optical flow [1]. Later we also investigated the acceleration of the camera to cope the dynamics of a moving car and to be numerically more robust [2]. At the moment we incorporate state variables for the scene's depth from monocular optical flow to obtain a joint estimation and recursive filtering of the camera motion and the depth map.

Scientific Interests

  • Optimal Control on Matrix Lie Groups
  • Egomotion Reconstruction / Odometry
  • Recursive Joint Estimation of Ego Motion and Depth Map for Driver Assistence Systems

Curriculum Vitae

  • 09/2012 – now: PhD Student of the Research Training Group Spatio/Temporal Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • 01/2012 – 08/2012: Scientific Assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. J. Potthoff at University of Mannheim
  • 09/2006 – 12/2011: Diploma Student in Mathematics and Computer Sciences at University of Mannheim
  • 09/2006 – 08/2010: Bachelor Student in Mathematics and Computer Sciences at University of Mannheim


University of Heidelberg 
Research Training Group 1653 
Image and Pattern Analysis Group / HCI
Speyerer Str. 6
D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany 
Room: H2.10
Phone: +49 6221 54-8782