Benjamin Kossack

Benjamin Kossack is a research associate at the Computer Vision & Graphics Group. His R&D activities are related to the following keywords: image and video processing, remote photoplethysmography (rPPG), hyperspectral imaging (HSI), presentation attack detection (PAD), living-skin detection, and Machine Learning for medical application.

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Benjamin Kossack is a research associate in the Computer Vision & Graphics Group at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. He graduated with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Computer Engineering from the Technische Universität Berlin in 2019. From 2018 to 2019 he worked as a student assistant in the research projects HistoDect and 3D-Finder. His research interests span from image and video processing to contactless vital sign extraction, modeling in medicine and applying these in medical applications.

10/2016 - 01/2019 M.Sc. in Computer Engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin).
01/2019 Master thesis: "Local blood flow modeling and analysis from video sequences of human tissue".
08/2015 - 12/2015 Semester abroad at the Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas (USA). Course of studies: Electrical Engineering.
04/2013 - 09/2016 B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
Work and Research Experience:
since 03/2019 Research associate, Computer Vision & Graphics Group, Fraunhofer HHI.
05/2018 - 02/2019 Student assistant, Computer Vision & Graphics Group, Fraunhofer HHI.
05/2017 - 04/2018 Working student in software development at IAV GmbH.
10/2014 - 04/2017 Working student in the Development of Electrical Implants group and in the Quality Management at BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG.

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Förderpreis 2019

of the "Freunde des Heinrich-Hertz-Instituts" for an outstanding master thesis.

Freunde des HHI [only in German]