Johannes L. Schönberger

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Principal Scientist
Microsoft, Zürich
joschonb@microsoft.com

About

Welcome! I am a Principal Scientist at the Microsoft Mixed Reality & AI Lab in Zürich. Prior to joining Microsoft, I obtained my PhD in Computer Science as part of the Computer Vision and Geometry Group at ETH Zürich, where I was advised by Marc Pollefeys and Jan-Michael Frahm. Before, I received my BSc from TU Munich and my MSc from UNC Chapel Hill.

Research

My main research interests lie in image-based mapping and localization. More broadly, I am interested in computer vision, geometry, structure-from-motion, (multi-view) stereo, localization, optimization, machine learning, and image processing. You can find my publications on Google Scholar.

Open Source

As part of my research, I developed the open-source software COLMAP - an end-to-end and general-purpose image-based 3D reconstruction software (with state-of-the-art results on benchmarks: 1, 2). COLMAP is used quite widely in academia and industry for 3D modeling and camera localization (e.g., for training machine/deep learning models) and as a baseline algorithm for comparison. Over the years, I also contributed to a number of other scientific open source projects, including scikit-image, scikit-learn, NumPy, SciPy, etc. Lately, I don't have as much time as I would like to spend on open source software anymore, but you can find most of my activities on GitHub.

Honors & Awards

Publications

You can find my publications on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

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Tutorials and Workshops