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Prof. Daniel Cremers erhält den Leibniz-Preis der DFG.
Prof. Daniel Cremers erhält den Leibniz-Preis der DFG. (Bild: Eckert und Heddergott / TUM)
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Trend-setting in mathematical image processing and pattern recognition

Leibniz Prize for TUM computer scientist Daniel Cremers

Computer scientist Prof. Daniel Cremers (44) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), already honored many times for his work, now has also been awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the most important German science prize. Cremers, who has taught at the TUM Department of Informatics since 2009, is being recognized for his trend-setting research on mathematical image processing and pattern recognition. This research aims to endow machines with the ability to analyze and interpret visual data.

TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann, himself a Leibniz Prize winner (1987), is pleased with the honor for the young faculty member: "With his brilliant achievements, Daniel Cremers has taken on a central challenge of the digital world of tomorrow. Image recognition makes tangible what we call 'big data.'" In the age of big data, much depends on the fastest possible and most precise automated acquisition and interpretation of patterns and images, in medicine as well as in industry and in public and private life.

Prof. Cremers studied physics and mathematics at the University of Heidelberg, Indiana State University, and Stony Brook University before he completed his doctorate in computer science at the University of Mannheim. After research positions in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Princeton (Siemens Corporate Research), he received an Emmy Noether grant from the German Research Foundation. He became a professor at the University of Bonn at the age of 34, and four years later at the Technical University of Munich.

Among the new Leibniz Prize winner's previous honors are all of the most significant awards of the European Research Council: Starting Grant (2009), Proof of Concept Grant (2014), and Consolidator Grant (2015). In December 2010, Capital magazine listed Cremers among other young research leaders in "Germany's Top 40 Researchers Under 40".

To date, 14 Leibniz Prizes have been awarded to TUM faculty members, and four more Leibniz Prize winners have been recruited to TUM.

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