handy-13Announcement: Starting from September 1 we will organize the public COCO 2017 Stuff Segmentation Challenge. Please consider participating. Winners will be announced at the Joint COCO and Places Recognition workshop at ICCV 2017.

Hello and welcome to my homepage. My name is Holger Caesar and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Vision at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. My supervisor is Prof. Vittorio Ferrari. I previously studied at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.

I have worked on many different projects, including the analysis of aviation accidents, online marketing, middleware messaging in banks and communication in the energy sector. My academic journey has taken me to software designvirtual realityspeech recognition, computer graphics and simulation, hand-gesture recognition, activity recognition and semantic segmentation.

During the course of my PhD I have proposed two state-of-the-art semantic segmentation methods (joint calibration, end-to-end), analyzed thing and stuff classes in context and augmented the popular COCO dataset with stuff annotations. Furthermore I reviewed several papers and created the largest existing lists of Semantic Segmentation and Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) papers.

I grew up in the Southwest of Germany along the beautiful Hessian Mountain Road. As such, when I am not working or singing, I am probably hiking or biking in the local mountains.