Olivier Steiger

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Dr. Olivier Steiger was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1976. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2001 and 2005, respectively. In 1998, he was awarded a one-year exchange fellowship to study at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. In 2001, he joined Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi’s group as a research assistant at the Signal Processing Institute, EPFL, working on video segmentation, description and transcoding. He was a visiting student at Queen Mary, University of London, in 2003.

In 2005, Dr. Steiger joined the corporate research centre of ABB (CHCRC) in Baden, Switzerland, where he is currently holding a position as a Principal Scientist. His research interests include the design of digital architectures and signal processing methods for embedded systems, optical sensing technologies, and industrial applications of image processing. From 2007 to 2009, he has further headed the discretionary fund of the sensing department at CHCRC. Since 2009, he is leading the technology watch activity of ABB’s Sensors and Signal Processing program. Dr. Steiger is also in charge of a research collaboration with the University of Cambridge, UK, and he has been supervising the work of 13 internship and M.Sc. students.

Dr. Steiger acts as a reviewer for many leading international conferences and journals, and he is the author of several referred publications and patents. He has also served as a session chair and organization committee member for international conferences. He is a member of the IEEE.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

2005

Semantic Video Analysis for Adaptive Content Delivery and Automatic Description

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2005. Vol. 15, num. 10, p. 1200-1209.

Tracking Video Objects in Cluttered Background

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2005. Vol. 15, num. 4, p. 575-584.

Conference Papers

2005

Surveillance Video for Mobile Devices

O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi; A. Cavallaro 

2005. 

Evaluating Perceptually Prefiltered Video

O. Steiger; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2005. 

Real-Time Generation of Annotated Video for Surveillance

O. Steiger; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2005. 

2004

Perceptual Prefiltering for Video Coding

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

2004.  p. 510-513.

2003

MPEG-Based Personalized Content Delivery

O. Steiger; D. Marimon; T. Ebrahimi 

2003.  p. 45-48.

Semantic Segmentation and Description for Video Transcoding

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

2003.  p. 597-600.

2002

MPEG-7 Description of Generic Video Objects for Scene Reconstruction

O. Steiger; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2002.  p. 947-958.

Multiple video object tracking in complex scenes

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

2002.  p. 523-532.

Reports

2005

Personalized Content Preparation and Delivery for Universal Multimedia Access

O. Steiger; M. Schneider Fontan; D. Marimon; Y. Abdeljaoued; T. Ebrahimi et al. 

2005

2004

MPEG-7 Description for Scalable Video Reconstruction

O. Steiger; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2004

Student Projects

2002

Design and Implementation of a Universal Multimedia Access Environment

D. Marimon Sanjuan; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

2002.