Axel Pinz was born in 1958 in Vienna, Austria. He received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1983 and the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 1988 from Vienna University of Technology. In 1995 he received the habilitation in computer science from Graz University of Technology.
He worked in high-level image analysis in Remote Sensing at the University of Natural Resources in Vienna (1983-1990, Institute of Surveying and Remote Sensing IVFL). From 1990 to 1994 he was with the Institute for Automation, Department of Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (PRIP), Technical University of Vienna, working as an assistant professor in Computer Vision. From 1994-1999 he was a visiting scientist at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision (ICG), Graz University of Technology, where he was building up the Computer Vision Group of the Institute. In 1996/97, he served as the academic head of the ICG, and from Oct 1997 - July 1999 he was a visiting professor in computer vision and computer graphics at Graz University of Technology, Austria. Since Oct 1999 he has been with the Institute of Electrical Measurement and Measurement Signal Processing (EMT), Graz University of Technology, Austria, where he has built up and is now heading a research group with the main emphasis on real-time measurement and tracking.
Axel Pinz is a member of IEEE and INNS and he currently is the chairman of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (AAPR), the Austrian chapter of the IAPR. He is author or coauthor of more than 150 scientific publications. His research interests include image understanding, active vision, information fusion, neural networks for pattern recognition, and applications in remote sensing, medical image processing and industrial inspection.
Main Research Interests:
- image understanding
- multisource fusion
- neural networks for pattern recognition
- applications in remote sensing
- medical image processing and industrial inspection