Dr. Anna Hilsmann is honored with the VBKI Science Prize for her dissertation

January 30, 2018


Anna Hilsmann was awarded the VBKI Science Prize for her dissertation on image-based Rendering. She is head of the "Computer Vision and Graphics" research group at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI).

On November 16, 2015, Anna Hilsmann received the Science Prize of the Association of Berlin Merchants and Industrialists (VBKI) for her dissertation. Hilsmann’s research focuses on technologies in the fields of multimedia, security, industry, medicine and augmented reality, on which she is working with her research group.

Anna Hilsmann studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the RWTH Aachen University. She completed her doctorate at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2014. In her doctoral thesis "Image-Based Approaches for Photo-Realistic Rendering of Complex Objects" Hilsmann dealt with new methods for image-based rendering of complex objects using the example of clothing. The focus is on a new method that can synthesize images of clothing from an image database, depending on the wearer's pose.

Hilsmann’s work at Fraunhofer HHI contributed to the success of her dissertation. She emphasizes, "My work at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut enabled me to write a dissertation that was based on an application-oriented research. The institute offers a good balance between application and research. There is an intensive and honest exchange within the team as well as with other scientists about their personal work, which often provides suggestions for new ideas.

Every year, the VBKI Science Prize is awarded to particularly promising degree theses and dissertations that most notably demonstrate the potential of the region of Berlin-Brandenburg by developing concepts to further modernize this location. The aim is to create an innovation-friendly atmosphere that builds a bridge between science and business.