Dr. Peter Wild

Portrait of Peter Wild
  • Affiliation:
  • Education:
    • Dr.techn. sub auspiciis praesidentis University of Salzburg, Austria, 2013 (PhD thesis: "Advanced Segmentation and Comparators for Iris Biometric Surveillance")
    • Dipl.-Ing. University of Salzburg, Austria, 2008 (Master's thesis: "Single-sensor hand and footprint-based multimodal biometric recognition")
    • Bakk.techn. University of Salzburg, Austria, 2005
  • Research & Development interests:
    • Computer vision: medical imaging, biometrics, document inspection, detection & tracking;
    • Machine learning: deep learning, unsupervised learning, decision trees;
    • Big data: databases, map-reduce, cloud computing;
    • Security: image encryption, anti-spoofing, biometric template protection.

About Me

As Manager R&D Software Development I am heading the Software Development department at Tecan Austria GmbH. Within the Tecan Group shaping the future of automated workflows in life sciences and clinical diagnostics we are developing laboratory instruments for detection and analysis of cells (multimode readers, washers) helping advance healthcare – through advanced life science research and diagnostic solutions. Our department's expertise covers a broad range from ISO 9001, ISO 13485 certified device development know-how to image processing in medical engineering.

I completed my Ph.D. thesis on iris biometrics at the University of Salzburg in 2012 with highest honours, graduating sub auspiciis praesidentis in 2013. For my Ph.D. research I was awarded the European Biometrics Industry Award 2013 by the EAB, and received the Appreciation Award 2013 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research.

I have over 10 years of experience in image processing, including security-related research as Scientist at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (2015 - 2017), biometrics research in academic positions at the University of Reading (2013-2015), and the University of Salzburg (2007 - 2013). As an external lecturer I was enrolled in teaching activities at the University of Salzburg (2008 - 2013), Fachhochschule Salzburg - Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (2009 - 2013), Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg - Salzburg University of Education (2001 - 2013) in the areas of databases, web technologies, programming, software engineering, compiler construction, and distributed systems. I co-founded Wildnet (1998), a small team of experts offering services related to eLearning content creation, internet and database consulting and IT training.

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