Curriculum vitae

Personal information


Name Dr. Peter Wild
Location 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Email pw [at] peterwild.net
Nationality Austrian
Year of birth 1982
 

Work experience


Feb 2017 - present Project Manager (Full time employee)
Tecan Austria GmbH, Austria
  • Research in image processing for medical engineering: image segmentation, machine learning;
  • Management of projects developing solutions empowering laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics, and clinical diagnostics.

Sep 2015 - Jan 2017 Scientist (Full time employee)
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
  • Research in high-performance image processing: computational imaging, machine learning;
  • Work in different national and international research projects on topics related to border control and security (document inspection, biometrics).

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015 Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Full time employee)
University of Reading, School of Systems Engineering, United Kingdom
  • Work in a research team focusing on next-generation face-and-iris biometrics & counter-spoofing;
  • Management and technical coordination of traveller-identification & monitoring workpackage for FastPass, a research project on a harmonized, modular reference system for all European automated border crossing points within a consortium of 27 European partners (EC FP-7).

Jan 2013 - Sep 2013 Postdoc Researcher (Part time employee)
University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Sciences, Austria
  • Research on ageing aspects in hand biometrics, iris compression and segmentation in surveillance environments;
  • Graduate-level lecturing in web technologies.

Sep 1999 - Sep 2013 Software and Web Developer (Freelancer)
Wildnet, Austria
  • Software development and IT-consulting in the areas of databases and web development (including seminar management tool "Prometheus" and e-learning platform "etrain.at").

Mar 2009 - May 2013 External Lecturer (Part time employee)
Fachhochschule Salzburg - Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Lecturing of undergraduate and graduate-level students in the areas of software engineering, compiler construction and distributed systems;
  • Supervision of master thesis projects.

Mar 2001 - Mar 2013 External Lecturer (Freelancer)
Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg - Salzburg University of Education, Austria
  • Lecturing of secondary-level teachers for lifelong learning in the areas of web development, databases, and programming.

Dec 2008 - Dec 2012 Scientific Assistant (Full time employee)
University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Sciences, Austria
  • Research in PhD project "BioSurveillance" on combining iris and face biometrics, funded by the Austrian FIT-IT/FFG;
  • Co-authoring of a Springer book on iris recognition;
  • Undergraduate and graduate-level lecturing in web technologies and databases.

Oct 2005 - Jun 2008 Database Administrator and System Engineer (Part time employee)
Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg - Salzburg University of Education, Austria
  • Development and maintenance of an online course subscription system.

Apr 2007 - Feb 2008 Research Assistant (Part time employee)
University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Sciences, Austria
  • Research on Master's thesis project on hand and footprint biometrics using a flatbed scanner as sensor, funded by the Austrian Scientific Fund FWF.

Oct 2003 - Jul 2007 Tutor (Part time employee)
University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Sciences, Austria
  • Teaching assistance for courses held by the Software Research Lab headed by Prof. Pree and by the Mathematical Informatics Group under supervision of Prof. Pfalzgraf.
 

Education


Apr 2008 - Dec 2012 University of Salzburg, Austria
Applied Computer Science (PhD Program), Dr.techn. (sub auspiciis praesidentis)

Mar 2005 - Mar 2008 University of Salzburg, Austria
Applied Computer Science (Master's Program), DI (passed with highest distinction)

Oct 2001 - Feb 2005 University of Salzburg, Austria
Applied Computer Science (Bachelor's Program), Bakk.techn. (passed with highest distinction)

Jun 2001 Akademisches Gymnasium Salzburg, Austria
Matura - General qualification for university entrance (passed with highest distinction)
 

Awards


  • Best Poster Award Int'l Joint Conf. on Biometrics, 2014, Info
  • Promotion sub auspiciis praesidentis, 2013, Press release Info
  • Appreciation Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research, 2013, Press release Info
  • 1st price European Biometrics Industry Award, 2013, Press release
  • Nominated candidate representing Univ. of Salzburg for GI Dissertation Price 2012, 2013, Info
  • IAPR Travel Scholarship Int'l. Conf. on Biometrics, 2012, Info
  • Best Poster Award Int'l Joint Conf. on Biometrics, 2011, Info
  • EU COST 2101 6th Biometrics Summer School Scholarship, 2009, Info
  • ECRYPT EU NoE Research Grant, 2008, Info
  • Ericsson Mobile Vision Award: 1st price category E-learning, 2001, Info
  • 32nd Austrian Math Olympics: 2nd price of the region competition (Austria-West), 2001, Info
  • 29th Austrian Math Olympics: 2nd price of the federal competition (Salzburg), 1998, Info
 

Skills


Languages German (First language), English (Fluent), French (Good knowledge)
Licences Full clean car driving licence
Computer software Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), LaTeX, Adobe Creative Suite (Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop)
Operating systems Extensive knowledge of Windows, Linux/Unix, MacOS
Programming/Markup languages AJAX, ASP(.net), C/C++, C#, CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Matlab, OpenCV, PHP, VB/VB.net, XML
Databases MySQL, MS-SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle
 

Research interests


Computer vision: object detection, segmentation, surveillance, robotic vision systems
Pattern recognition: biometrics (iris, face, fingerprint, footprint, palmprint), multibiometric fusion
Media security: image encryption, biometric template protection
 

Participation in Conferences, Invited Talks, and Summer Schools


09/09/2015 - 11/09/2015: 2015 International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, Darmstadt, Germany (BIOSIG 2015). Talk: Segmentation-level Fusion for Iris Recognition.

12/12/2014: Invited Talk at Biometrics Institute Members Meeting, London, UK. Talk: Fusion of Multibiometrics and Liveness Information for Automated Border Control.

30/09/2014 - 02/10/2014: 2014 IAPR/IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics, Clearwater, Florida, USA (IJCB 2014).
Poster: Effects of Severe Image Compression on Iris Segmentation Performance (Best Poster Award).
Poster: Towards Anomaly Detection for Increased Security in Multibiometric Systems: Spoofing-resistant 1-Median Fusion Eliminating Outliers (Best Poster Award).

05/09/2013 - 06/09/2013: 2013 International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, Darmstadt, Germany (BIOSIG 2013). Talk: Experimental Evidence of Ageing in Hand Biometrics.

04/09/2013 - 04/09/2013: European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 2013, Darmstadt, Germany. Talk: On Enhancing Accuracy and Performance of Iris Biometric Systems in Surveillance.

05/05/2013 - 08/05/2013: Colloquium GI Dissertation Price 2013, Dagstuhl, Germany. Talk: Irisbiometrie in der Überwachung: Innovationen zu Segmentierung und Komparatoren.

13/12/2012: Invited Talk at Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Talk: High Performance Biometric Vision. Host: Prof. C. Lampert.

25/06/2012 - 27/06/2012: 9th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, Aveiro, Portugal (ICIAR 2012). Posters: Combining Face with Face-part Detectors under Gaussian Assumption; Multi-stage Visible Wavelength and Near Infrared Iris Segmentation Framework.

29/03/2012 - 01/04/2012: 5th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics, New Delhi, India (ICB 2012). Talk: Weighted Adaptive Hough and Ellipsopolar Transforms for Real-time Iris Segmentation.

03/11/2011 - 04/11/2011 4th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, London, UK (ICDP 2011). Poster: Iris-Biometric Comparators: Minimizing Trade-Offs Costs between Computational Performance and Recognition Accuracy.

08/03/2011 - 10/03/2011: 3rd European Workshop on Biometrics and Identity Management, Brandenburg, Germany (BioID 2011). Talk: On Combining Selective Best Bits of Iris-Codes.

29/11/2010 - 01/12/2010: 6th International Symposium on Visual Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (ISVC 2010).
Talk: Enhancing Iris Matching Using Levenshtein Distance with Alignment Constraints.

27/09/2010 - 29/09/2010: 4th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory Applications and Systems, Washington DC, USA (BTAS 2010). Talk: Incremental Iris Recognition: A Single-algorithm Serial Fusion Strategy to Optimize Time Complexity.

28/09/2009 - 30/09/2009: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory Applications and Systems, Washington DC, USA (BTAS 2009). Poster: Comparing Verification Performance of Kids and Adults for Fingerprint, Palmprint, Hand-geometry and Digitprint Biometrics.

16/09/2009 - 18/09/2009: 6th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, Salzburg, Austria (ISPA 2009). Special Session Co-Chair: Special Session on Image and Signal Processing in Biometrics.

09/06/2009 - 13/06/2009: 6th Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secured Authentication, Alghero, Italy.

02/06/2009 - 05/06/2009: 3rd IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics, Alghero, Italy (ICB 2009). Poster: Parallel Versus Serial Classifier Combination for Multibiometric Hand-based Identification.

27/09/2007 - 29/09/2007: 1st IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory Applications and Systems, Washington DC, USA (BTAS 2007). Talk: Personal identification using Eigenfeet, Ballprint and Foot geometry biometrics.

27/08/2007 - 29/08/2007: 2nd IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics, Seoul, Korea (ICB 2007).
 

Conference Organization and Reviewing


(Co-)Chaired Sessions Special Session on Image and Signal Processing in Biometrics at the 6th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis 2009, Salzburg, Austria; Special Session on Security and Robustness in Biometrics at the 2nd ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security 2014, Salzburg, Austria

PC Member Special Track on Applied Biometrics at the 25th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing 2010, Sierre, Suisse; Special Track on Applied Biometrics at the 26th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing 2011, TaiChung, Taiwan; 2014 International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG), 2014, Darmstadt, Germany;

Reviewing for Journals Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (IEEE), Pattern Recognition Letters (Eurasip), IET Biometrics Journal (IET), Signal Image and Video Processing Journal (Springer)

Reviewing for Conferences Int'l Conf. of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (IEEE, GI), Information Hiding and Multimedia Security (ACM), European Signal Processing Conference (Eurasip), Symposium On Applied Computing (ACM), Int'l Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (IEEE)
 

Teaching activities


University of Reading Within the framework of the curriculum Computer Science (2015):
  • Visual Intelligence Module (lecture)

University of Salzburg Within the framework of the curriculum Applied Computer Science (2008-2013):
  • WWW and Multimedia (lecture and proseminar)
  • Databases (proseminar)
  • Advanced Databases (lecture and proseminar)

Salzburg University of Applied SciencesWithin the framework of the curriculum IT & System-management (2009-2013):
  • Software engineering (lecture and lab)
  • Software notations (lab)
  • Distributed and autonomous software systems (lab)

Salzburg University of EducationSeminars and courses (2001-2013):
  • Webapplications with PHP (seminar)
  • SQL and XML with SQL-Server, Access and MySQL (seminar)
  • Internet-Databases and XML (course)
  • Content development with complex authoring tools (seminar)
  • XML (course)
  • Advanced Flash (course)
  • Flash (course)
  • .NET-Programming (seminar)
  • Teaching Database Concepts (seminar)
  • Active Server Pages (seminar)
 

Publications


Please see http://peterwild.net/publications.php for a list of my publications.

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