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Peter Sturm

Directeur de Recherche
STEEP research team at Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes
Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann

Inria, 655 avenue de l’Europe,
38330 Montbonnot, France
peter.sturm[at]inria.fr, +33 456 527 133

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Short bio: Peter obtained MSc degrees from INPG (National Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble, France) and the University of Karlsruhe, both in 1994, and a PhD degree from INPG in 1997, with Long Quan as advisor. His PhD thesis was awarded the SPECIF award (given to one French PhD thesis in Computer Science per year). After a two-year post-doc at Reading University, working with Steve Maybank, he joined INRIA on a permanent research position as Chargé de Recherche in 1999. Since 2006, he is Directeur de Recherche (the INRIA equivalent of Professor). From May 2015 to September 2020, he was a Deputy Scientific Director of INRIA, in charge of the domain Perception, Cognition and Interaction. In 2009/10 he spent a one-year sabbatical at CAMP, TU Munich.
Peter has been a member of programme committees for over 60 events, among which all major conferences in computer vision, image processing and pattern recognition. He was Program Chair of ICCV 2011 and RFIA 2012 and Area Chair for ECCV 2012 and 2006, ICCV 2009, CVPR 2011 and 2009, and ACCV 2010 and 2009. Peter was on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine IntelligenceImage and Vision Computing JournalJournal of Mathematical Imaging and VisionJournal of Computer Science & TechnologyIPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications, and IJICC (International Journal on Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics). He was organization co-chair of the 2008 European Conference on Computer Vision and has organized workshops and given tutorials and invited lectures at several conferences.
His main research topics have been in Computer Vision, and specifically related to camera (self-)calibration, 3D reconstruction and motion estimation, both for traditional perspective cameras and omnidirectional sensors. In 2011, Peter joined the STEEP research team, which is working towards contributing to sustainable development in general, and on the use of integrated land-use and transportation models for urban areas, in particular. This new research program concerns aspects in numerical optimization, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis for dynamical systems, applied to econometric and simulation-based models.
From May 15 to July 4, 2019, Peter did a “Tour de France” by bicycle, visiting all Inria research centers to discuss about environmental issues. More here (in French only): https://project.inria.fr/inriavelo/fr/.

During his undergraduate studies, he ran a one-person software company, within which he was mainly writing and selling software for the organization of sports events. He was involved in the organization of the 2001 Judo World Championships, the 1999 Sumo Amateur World Championships (the first ever to be held outside Japan), the 1994 Judo University World Championships, two European Championships and numerous other international and national events.



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