Assoc. Prof. Dr. Klaus Schöffmann


Associate Professor
Institute of Information Technology (ITEC)
Klagenfurt University (Austria)

Research Interests:

  • Video Understanding
  • Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Multimedia Retrieval
  • Surgical Video Analysis
  • Data Science

Research Profiles

Short Bio

Dr. Klaus Schoeffmann is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC) at Klagenfurt University, Austria, where he received his habilitation (venia docendi) in Computer Science in 2015. He holds a PhD and a MSc in Computer Science. His research focuses on video content understanding (including medical/surgery videos), deep learning, computer vision, multimedia retrieval, and interactive multimedia. He has secured research funding of over €2M (from FWF, KWF, and industrial partners) and has graduated 6 PhDs and numerous MSc dissertations. He has a Google H-index of 33 from over 3,500 citations to his research works, and he is founder and co-organizer of the annual Video Browser Showdown (VBS) and the annual Lifelog Search Challenge (LSC). He is a member of the IEEE and the ACM, a regular reviewer for international conferences and journals in the field of multimedia and medical imaging. Klaus Schoeffmann has been the program co-chair of MMM 2021, CBMI 2021, ACM ICMR 2020, MMM2018, CMBI 2013, the demo & video co-chair of ACMMM2020, open-source software competition chair of ACMMM2019, the general co-chair of MMM2012, and will be the general co-chair of ACM ICMR 2024 and ACMMM2025. Furthermore, he teaches various courses in computer science, including app development, introduction to programming, multimedia technologies, and content search with deep learning.