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Juergen Sturm


Jürgen Sturm is a tech lead manager at Google and works together with his team on perception problems in computer vision and robotics such as visual SLAM, 3D reconstruction and semantic scene understanding. Before he joined Google in 2015, he led an engineering team at Metaio where he worked on augmented reality. From 2011-2014, he was a post-doc in the computer vision group of Daniel Cremers at the Technical University of Munich. During this time, he founded FabliTec, a startup focused on 3D person scanning and printing. Previously, he obtained his PhD in robotics under the supervision of Wolfram Burgard from the University of Freiburg in 2011. His PhD thesis received the ECCAI best dissertation award 2011 and was short-listed for the euRobotics Georges Giralt Award 2012. His lecture "Visual Navigation for Flying Robots" was distinguished with the TUM best lecture award in 2012 and 2013. His online course on "Autonomous Navigation" on EdX attracted more than 50.000 students worldwide since 2014.

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