Dr.-Ing. Steffen Urban



2007 - 2012 Studies of Topography, Geodesy and Geoinformatics at the KIT
2009 - 2012 Various projects at the GIK (Geodetic Institute) and the IPF (Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF) am KIT
2012 Diploma (Master) Thesis. Topic "Transformation and Rendering of 3D-Models into Image Sequences of a Multi Fisheye Camera System"
since 2013 Academical staff at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)



2013 Harbert book price from the German Association of Surveying
2012 Research Student Award



Computer-Aided Collaborative Subway Track Planning in Multi-Scale 3D City and Building Models.



  • Computer Vision
  • (Close-range) Photogrammetry
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics
  • Pattern Recignition



  (fett/bold: peer-reviewed papers)
[9] Urban, S.; Hinz, S. (2016): mdBrief - A Fast Online Adaptable, Distorted Binary Descriptor for Real-Time Applications Using Calibrated Wide-Angle Or Fisheye Cameras. arXiv preprint arXiv:1610.07804 (pdf) (mdBRIEF)
[8] Urban, S.; Hinz, S. (2016): MultiCol-SLAM - A Modular Real-Time Multi-Camera SLAM System. arXiv preprint arXiv:1610.07336. (pdf) (MultiCol-SLAM)
[7] Urban, S.; Wursthorn, S.; Leitloff, J.; Hinz, S. (2016): MultiCol Bundle Adjustment: A Generic Method for Pose Estimation, Simultaneous Self-Calibration and Reconstruction for Arbitrary Multi-Camera Systems. International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), pages 1-19, 2016. (MultiCol-SLAM)
[6] Urban, S.; Leitloff, J.; Hinz, S. (2016): MLPnP - A Real-Time Maximum Likelihood Solution to the Perspective-n-Point Problem. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. (pdf) (Source: C++, Matlab, MatlabToolbox)
[5] Urban, S.; Weinmann, Ma. (2015): Finding a good feature detector-descriptor combination for the 2D keypoint-based registration of TLS point clouds. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences.
Urban, S.; Leitloff, J.; Hinz, S. (2015): Improved Wide-Angle, Fisheye and Omnidirectional Camera Calibration. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 108, 72-79. (pdf) (link) (Software)
Weinmann, Ma.; Urban, S.; Hinz, S.; Jutzi, B.; Mallet, C. (2015): Distinctive 2D and 3D features for automated large-scale scene analysis in urban areas. Computers & Graphics, Volume 49, pp. 47-57. (Link )
[2] Hennes, M; Urban, S; Wursthorn, S. (2014): Zur Synchronisierung von Multi-Sensor-Systemen – Grundlagen und Realisierungen. Beiträge zum 138. DVW-Seminar, Band 75, 18./19.09. 2014, Hamburg
Urban, S.; Leitloff, J.; Wursthorn, S.; Hinz, S. (2013): Self-localization of a multi-fisheye Camera based augmented reality system in textureless  3D building models. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-3/W2, 43-48. doi:10.5194/isprsannals-II-3-W2-43-2013, 2013.


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