Dr.-Ing. Uwe Franke
Daimler AG
Head of Image Understanding
HPC 059-G024
D-71059 Sindelfingen
phone: +49 7031 4389 873
mail:     uwe.franke at daimler.com
Short CV:
Uwe Franke received his Diploma degree and his PhD degree both in electrical communictions engineering from Aachen Technical University in 1983 and 1988. Since 1989 he is with Daimler Research&Development. He developed Daimler's lane departure warning system (Spurassistent) and has been working on stereo vision since 1996. Since 2000 he is head of Daimler's image understanding group. The algorithms developed by this group are the basis for Daimler's Stereo Camera based safety systems that are commercially available in mid- and upper class Mercedes Benz vehicles since 2013.
Research Interests:
  • Image Understanding for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Semantics from Stereo and Mono 
  • 6D-Vision (see www.6D-Vision.com)
  • IEEE ITS Outstanding Application Award 2014
  • Uni-DAS ADAS Award 2014
  • Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize 2012
  • Nominated for the "Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011" (German Future Prize), the Federal President's prize for technical innovation.
  • Best paper award at BMVC 2017
  • DAGM/GCPR Prizes 1988, 2010 and 2013 (German Association for Pattern Recognition)
  • Best paper awards at the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposia IV 2010, IV 2012, IV 2014, and IV 2016
  • Prize awarded by the ITG (German IT Society) 1988
  • Honorary member of the German Association for Pattern Recognition
  • Member of the technical committee of the German Association for Pattern Recognition 2007-2013 (www.dagm.de)
  • Program chair of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium IV 2002 in Versailles (France)