Florian Willomitzer is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Northwestern University Compuational Photography Lab. He graduated from the University of Erlangen‑Nuremberg, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. degree with honors (‘summa cum laude’) in 2017. At Erlangen, Florian worked in the group ‘Optical Sensing, Metrology and Inspection’ (OSMIN), led by Prof. Gerd Häusler. During his doctoral studies he investigated physical and information theoretical limits of optical 3D-sensing and implemented sensors that operate close to these limits. He developed a single-shot 3D movie camera that delivers 300,000 independent 3D points with high resolution from each 1 Mpix camera frame. Concurrent to his activity at the Erlangen University, Florian was a freelancer in the research group’s spin-off company ‘3D‑Shape GmbH’ and he worked as a high school part time teacher for physics.
At Northwestern University, Florian’s research is focused on emerging optical measurement principles to obtain non-line-of-sight information, novel techniques to overcome traditional resolution limitations and dynamic range restrictions in 3D and 2D imaging, and the implementation of high‑precision metrology methods using low-cost mobile handheld devices.
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physics, 2017
MSc (Dipl.-Phys.) in Physics, 2010
Dr. Florian Willomitzer
florian [dot] willomitzer [at] northwestern [dot] edu
Department of Computer Science
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