IST Austria

Computer Vision and
Machine Learning Group

Christoph Lampert Christoph H. Lampert
IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)
Coordinates Postal Address: Am Campus 1, IST Austria, 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria
Email: chl (at) ist (dot) ac (dot) at
Phone: +43 2243 9000 3101 (but sending me email usually works better)

Biographical sketch
Curriculum vitae
Recent and Upcoming Activities (see CV for a more complete list)
Workshops and Edited Volumes Edited Volume: Advanced Structured Prediction, MIT Press 2015
Workshop: Transfer and Multi-Task Learning: Trends and New Perspectives at NIPS 2015
Chair Positions and Memberships Area Chair for Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2015
Doctorial Consortium Chair for IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2015
Tutorial Chair for European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2014
Editor for International Journal for Computer Vision (IJCV)
Action Editor for Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
Associate Editor in Chief for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI)
Member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Science
Scientific Talks 14/15 September 2015: Keynote Talk "Classifier Adaptation at Prediction Time" at Netherlands Conference on Computer Vision (NCCV)
22 August 2015: Talk "Classifier Adaptation at Prediction Time" at VSSS 2015 Workshop
12 July 2015: Keynote Talk at Symposium on Intelligent Systems in Science and Industry: "Towards Lifelong Machine Learning"
7 - 10 April 2015: Keynote Talk at Dagstuhl Workshop: "Machine Learning with Interdependent and Non-identically Distributed Data"
15 September 2014: Invited talk "Multi-label Structured Prediction", International Workshop on Multi-Target Prediction at ECML/PKDD 2014, Nancy, FR
12 September 2014: Invited talk "Learning with a Time-Evolving Data Distribution", TASK-CV: Transferring and Adapting Source Knowledge in Computer Vision at ECCV 2014, Zurich, CH
External Teaching 23 August - 5 September 2015: Summer Academy of the German National Academic Foundation, Greifswald, DE
17 - 21 August 2015: Vision and Sports Summer School, Prague, CZ. "Learning with Structured Inputs and Outputs".
29 July - 5 August 2015: Microsoft Machine Learning and Intelligence Summer School, Saint Petersburg, RU. "Learning with Structured Inputs and Outputs". Talk slides: part 1, part 2
Teaching at IST Austria Q3 2015/16: "Statistical Machine Learning" (advanced course)
Q1/Q2 2015/16: Project Course: "Computer Vision and Machine Learning" (advanced course, project format)
Q3 2014/15: "Machine Learning and Applications" (advanced course, seminar format)
Q4 2013/14: "Statistical Machine Learning" (advanced course)
Q3 2013/14: "Image Processing and Analysis" (core course, with Chris Wojtan)
Q1 2013/14: "Linear Algebra" (core course, with Uli Wagner)
Useless tidbits
Mathematical Geneology Thanks to the Mathematical Genealogy project I can track my mathematical ancestors back quite a bit: PhD advisor tree
Erdős Number My Erdős-Number is at most 4. Here's two disjoint paths:
  1. Erdős, Paul; Pach, Janos: On a problem of L. Fejes Toth.. Discrete Math. 30 (1980), no. 2, 103-109.
  2. Edelsbrunner, Herbert; Guibas, Leonidas; Pach, Janos; Pollack, Richard; Seidel, Raimund; Sharir, Micha: Arrangements of curves in the plane - topology, combinatorics, and algorithms. Automata, languages and programming (Tampere, 1988), 214-229, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 317, Springer, Berlin, 1988.
  3. Chao Chen; Herbert Edelsbrunner: Diffusion runs low on persistence fast, 13th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2011.
  4. Chao Chen; Daniel Freedman; Christoph H. Lampert: Enforcing topological constraints in random field image segmentation IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2011.

  1. Erdős, Paul; Ivic, Aleksandar: Estimates for sums involving the largest prime factor of an integer and certain related additive functions. Studia Sci. Math. Hungar. 15 (1980), no. 1-3, 183-199
  2. Hafner, James Lee; Ivic, Aleksandar: On the mean-square of the Riemann zeta-function on the critical line. J. Number Theory 32 (1989), no. 2, 151-191
  3. Niblack, Wayne; Zhu, Xiaoming; Hafner, James L.; Breuel, Tom; Ponceleon, Dulce B.; Petkovic, Dragutin; Flickner, Myron D.; Upfal, Eli; Nin, Sigfredo I.; Sull, Sanghoon; Dom, Byron E.; Yeo, Boon-Lock; Srinivasan, Savitha; Zivkovic, Dan; Penner, Mike: Updates to the QBIC system. Proc. SPIE Vol. 3312, p. 150-161, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VI, 1997
  4. anything I published together with Thomas Breuel, e.g.
    Adrian Ulges, Christoph H. Lampert, Thomas M. Breuel: "Document Image Dewarping using Robust Estimation of Curled Text Lines", International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), pages 1001-1005, 2005.