Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stiefelhagen
Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR), cv:hci Lab
Phone: +49 721 608-46385
Rainer Stiefelhagen received his Diplom (Dipl.-Inform) and Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) in 1996 and 2002, respectively. He is currently a full professor for “Information technology systems for visually impaired students” at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he directs the Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics as well as KIT’s Study Center for Visually Impaired Students. His research interests include computer vision methods for visual perception of humans and their activities, in order to facilitate perceptive multimodal interfaces, humanoid robots, smart environments, multimedia analysis and assistive technology for persons with visual impairments.