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Ulrike Thomas

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Thomas

Short CV

Since 4/2015

Professor (tenured) for Robotics and Human Machine Interaction, Chemnitz University of Technology

10/2011 - 03/2014

Lecturer at Technical University of Munich, Faculty of Computer Science, taught courses for Robot Motion Planning and Machine Learning in the Master Programm of Robotics  and Intelligent Systems.

11/2011 - 03/2014

Senior researcher and project leader at the Institut of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, worked in the Institute of G. Hirzinger.

10/2013 - 1/2014

Research Visit at Texas A & M University, New College Station, Texas, USA, group of N. Amato.

09/2007 - 10/2009

Post-Doc at the Institute of Remote Sensing Technology, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

09/2000 - 08/2007

Researcher and Phd student at the Institute of Robotics and Process Control, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. Dissertation (Phd) with summa cum laude, supervisor F. M. Wahl

10/1992 - 09/2000

Diplom Computer Science, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, Main courses in Robotics and Computer Vision, Software Engineering and Principal of Compiling Techniques, Computer Architectures, Automation Engineering and Control, passed with very good.

10/1997 - 08/2000

Student Teacher in: Algorithms and Programming, Mathematics and Robotics.

10/1996 - 09/1997

Studied Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Average grade excellent.

07/1994 - 08/1996

Software Engineer, Prozess- und Regeltechnik GmbH, Braunschweig, worked as programmer part time in a startup company.

1985 - 1992

Abitur, Gymnasium Neue Oberschule, Braunschweig

Awards

2017

Finalist, Best Conference Paper Award, Human-Robot Interaction with Redundant Robots Using Force-Field-Dependent Variable Impedance Control, IEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors, Ottawa, Canada.

2009

Emerald Literati Network Award, Finalist, Definition and Execution of a Generic Assembly Paradigm, Highly commended für den Emerald Literati Network Award.

2009

Heinrich Büssing Preis, Automatisierte Programmierung von Robotern für Montageaufgaben, Verliehen für die Dissertation durch den Braunschweigischen Hochschulbund, TU Braunschweig.

2008

Outstanding Paper Award, Towards Automatic near Real Time Traffic Monitoring with an Airborne Wide Angle Camera System, Journal on European Transportation Research.

2008

Nominierung für den Dissertationspreis der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), 2009, Vorgeschlagen von der Carl-Friedrich Gauß Fakultät der Technischen Universität Braunschweig, Schloß Dagstuhl.

2003

Best Paper Award, Efficient Assembly Sequence Planning Using Stereographical Projection of C-Space Obstacles, IEEE Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning, Besancon, Frankreich.

 

Activities

  • Associate Editor for IEEE-RAS Robotics and Automation Letters, Associate Editor IEEE ICRA 2016, ICRA 2018
  • Reviewer for: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Robotica, Robotik, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, International Journal for Artificial Intelligence, International Journal Real-Time-Image Processing, etc.
  • Workshop Organizer European Robotics Forum 2015
  • Chair and Co-Chair at IEEE Robotics and Automation Conference, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Application
  • Reviewer for DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Bayerische Forschungsstiftung,BMBF, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, professors search committees (national and international)

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