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Since August 2013, I am working for the Self-Driving Car Team at Google Inc. in Mountain View, California, where I continue to do research in computer vision and robotics. You can contact me at

Andreas Wendel received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology in 2013, and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Telematics (computer science and electronics) in 2009 and 2007, respectively. His studies were focused on computer vision and robotics, and he finished with highest distinction. His Ph.D. thesis is entitled Scalable Visual Navigation for Micro Aerial Vehicles using Geometric Prior Knowledge. Currently he is a University Assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Computer Vision and Graphics at Graz University of Technology, Austria. Furthermore, he is the head of the Aerial Vision Group and he was the general chair of the 16th Computer Vision Winter Workshop (CVWW) 2011 in Mitterberg, Austria.

Andreas Wendel has worked as a software engineer, researcher, and project leader for several companies, including Microsoft Corporation and OMICRON electronics GmbH. He received several awards for excellent performance as a student, a study abroad scholarship for McMaster University (Canada), the GIT-Price 2009 for his Master's thesis, and the FIT-IT Visual Computing First Price 2009 for his proposal on the PEGASUS project. Recently he's been awarded the Best Presentation Prize at the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS) 2011, the Best Paper Award at the CVPR 2011 Workshop on Aerial Video Processing, the Best Paper Award at the 2013 Computer Vision Winter Workshop, and a Marshall Plan Scholarship 2012. Andreas Wendel is member of the Austrian and the German Association for Pattern Recognition (AAPR, DAGM), and an IEEE student member.

Further information is available here: Contact, Full CV, List of Publications, PhD Thesis.

I'm heading the Aerial Vision Group, a workgroup at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology. The group's main research interest is computer vision on micro aerial vehicles such as quadrotors, where the main applications are aerial 3D reconstruction, powerline inspection, and construction site monitoring.
I'm a contributor and the main contact for the PEGASUS project. We research the autonomous inspection of overhead power lines using an unmanned aerial vehicle (quad-rotor helicopter). This project is funded by FFG (FIT-IT Visual Computing) and OMICRON electronics GmbH (Klaus, Austria).

You're a student interested in this project? Check this page for bachelor/seminar/diploma project offers or contact me by email!

New publications:
A. Wendel, M. Maurer, H. Bischof. Visual Landmark–based Localization for MAVs using Incremental Feature Updates. In Proceedings of the Second Joint 3DIM/3DPVT Conference: 3D Imaging, Modeling, Processing, Visualization & Transmission (3DIMPVT), 2012.
Preprint (PDF). The original publication is available at IEEE Xplore.

A. Wendel, M. Maurer, G. Graber, T. Pock, H. Bischof. Dense Reconstruction On-the-Fly. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012.
Preprint (PDF)Video (Youtube). The original publication is available at IEEE Xplore.
I do some work on streetside images within the CityFit project. My main focus is on separation and segmentation of facades from streetside images.
The results of this work in form of videos are available here: Video of Graz dataset (6MB), Video of NYC dataset (5.5MB).

Previous Projects
Please find my previous projects on my personal page.

Student Projects
Please don't hesitate to write me an email if you're interested in doing a project with me. There's always work to be done, for instance those projects:

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