Karel Zimmermann is associate professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He received his PhD degree in cybernetics from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2008. He worked as postdoctoral re-searcher with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2008-2009). Since 2009 he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Czech Technical University. He serves as a reviewer for major journals such as TPAMI or IJCV and conferences such as CVPR and ICCV. He received the best reviewer award at CVPR 2011 and the CSKI prize for the best PhD work in 2008. Since 2010 he has been chair of Antonin Svoboda Award (http://svobodovacena.cz) . He was also with the Technological Education Institute of Crete (2001), with the Technical University of Delft (2002), with the University of Surrey (2006). His current research interests include learnable methods for tracking, detection and robotics.
Address:CVUT-FEL, E226, Karlovo nam. 13, Praha 2
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Vision for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (VRAS)
Center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS)
Learning for Active 3D Mapping with Solid State Lidar
Guided reinforcement learning
for simultaneous exploration and segmentation
Reactive motion control of
auxiliary subtrack (flippers) ICRA 2014

[1] K. Zimmermann, T. Petricek, V.Salansky, T.Svoboda, Learning for Active 3D Mapping,
ICCV (oral), 2017
[pdf] [arxiv] [video] [slides] [poster]
[2] K.Zimmermann, D.Hurych, T.Svoboda Non-Rigid Object Detection with Local Interleaved Sequential Alignment (LISA),
TPAMI (IF=5), 2014. [pdf]
[3] K.Zimmermann, J.Matas, T.Svoboda Tracking by an Optimal Sequence of Linear Predictors,
TPAMI (IF=5), 2009. [pdf]
[4] M.Pecka, K. Zimmermann, T.Svoboda, Data-driven Policy Transfer with Imprecise Perception Simulation,
IROS/RAL, 2018[pdf]
[5] M.Salansky, T.Petricek, K. Zimmermann, T.Svoboda, Simultaneous Exploration and Segmentation for Search and Rescue\ ,
JFR(IF=4), 2019[pdf]
[6] K. Zimmermann, P. Zuzanek, M. Reinstein, T. Petricek, V. Hlavac, Ad\ aptive Traversability of Partially Occluded Obstacles,
ICRA, 2015[pdf]
[7] M. Pecka, K. Zimmermann, M. Reinsten, and T. Svoboda. Controlling Robot Morphology from Incomplete Measurements.
TIE (IF=6.5), 2016 [pdf], [IEEE Xplore]
[8] K.Zimmermann, T. Svoboda, J. Matas, Multiview 3D Tracking with an Incrementally Constructed 3D Model,
3DPVT Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 2006. [pdf]
[9] J. Matas, K.Zimmermann Unconstrained licence plate and text localization and recognition,
ITS, Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2005 [pdf]
[10] K.Zimmermann, T.Svoboda, J.Matas Anytime learning for the NoSLLiP tracker,
IVC (IF=2) Image and Vision Computing, 2009. [pdf]

2008-2009: PostDoc at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, ESAT-PSI/VISICS (Belgium)
2006 (February-May): University of Surrey, Centre for Vision & Speech Signal Processing (UK)
2002 (June-August): Technical university of Delft (Netherland) - Fundatie van de vrijvrouwe van renswoude te delft
2001 (March-June): TEI (Technological Education Institute of Crete). Department of Computers and Multimedia. Socrates/Erasmus student.

  • EU FP7 Investigator (2016-2019) ENABLE-S3
    European initiative to enable validation for highly automated safe and secure systems
  • EU FP7 Investigator (2010-2013) NIFTI (EU FP7-ICT-247870)
    Natural human-robot cooperation in dynamic environments
  • EU FP7 Investigator(2014-2017) TRADR (EU FP7-ICT-609763)
    Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot-Assisted Disaster Response
  • GACR Principal investigator (2017-2019) GACR 17-08842S
    Robust motion planning and control on rough unstructured terrain.
  • GACR Principal investigator (2011-2013) GACR P103/11/P700
    Tracking and Detection by the optimal sequence of linear predictors.
  • GACR Principal investigator (2014-2016) GACR 14-13876S
    Perception methods for long-term autonomy of mobile robots.
  • IBBT Principal investigator (2009-2010) Flemish IBBT-URBAN
    Traffic sign detection and localization from a mobile platform
  • GACAS Investigator (2004-2008) MultiCam (1ET101210407)
    3D tracking with incrementally constructed model

2004-2008:PhD.Student at the Czech Technical University CTU-FEL (specialization: biocybernetic and artificial intelligence.) PhD defended Nov 7, 2008
1998-2004:Graduate at the Czech Technical University CTU-FEL (specialization: cybernetics and measurements.)

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