I am a computer scientist, mathematician, and developer who is fascinated about the interplay of complex mathematical theory and practical applications. My research falls under the scope of Optimization, Computer Vision, Computational Geometry, and Robotics. Problems within these fields typically comprise a geometrical component that makes them highly visual and allows to derive and to understand conceptually demanding algorithms.

In my undergraduate and graduate studies in Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Engineering Science at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, I completed my diploma and PhD thesis at the chair for Numerical Mathematics, Optimization, and System and Control Theory and Robotics and Embedded Systems. I developed a technique for the optimal placement of multiple cameras in three-dimensional space in the context of safe human-robot cooperation in my doctoral work. I achieved a doctoral and post-doctoral scholarship. The first allowed a five months research stay at the University of Cambridge, UK, where I developed an optimization solver at the Cambridge Image Analysis group. In my post-doctoral work, I collaborate with the Algorithms and Data Structures group on the analysis of vision functions.

In my spare time, I am a passionate amateur photographer, I like travels and sport activities, such as soccer, snowboarding, volleyball, and dancing. Additionally, I have gathered some practical experience in graphics, layout, C++, databases, CAD, and web development.

Dr. Maria Hänel






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