Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Frese is assistant professor for real time computer vision at University of Bremen since July 2008. He is principal investigator in the Transregional Collaborative Research Center Spatial Cognition - Reasoning, Action, Interaction. He is affiliated with the German Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).
Udo Frese has studied computer science in Paderborn and then worked as a researcher at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He received his Ph.D. from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. His thesis presented treemap, a highly efficient algorithm for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), i.e. for estimating global maps from local observations. After that he worked as a senior researcher at University of Bremen and at the DFKI.
Udo Frese's area of interest is real time computer vision and robotics. Possible applications are industrial quality assurance, creating 3D models of an environment with a moving camera, or visual perception in sport robotics. Udo Frese is also working in the field of safety related algorithms processing sensor data, such as collision avoidance of autonomous ground vehicles.