Computer vision and machine learning researcher
at the Rakuten Institute of Technology
bjorn [at] cantab.net
Björn studied computer science at the University of Bonn and received his PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, UK. His thesis on 3D hand tracking won the BMVA Sullivan Thesis Prize, awarded annually to the best thesis in the UK in the field of vision. He was a Research Fellow at the Toshiba R&D Center, where he worked on gesture recognition and human body tracking. He joined the Computer Vision Group of Toshiba Research Europe, where he worked on human-computer interfaces, 3D capture and registration, and object recognition. He is now a Lead Researcher in the Visual Computing Group at the Rakuten Institute of Technology.