Cyrill Stachniss is a full professor for photogrammetry at the University of Bonn and the deputy managing director of the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation. Before working in Bonn, he was a lecturer at the University of Freiburg in Germany, a guest lecturer at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, and a senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the group of Roland Siegwart. Cyrill Stachniss finished his habilitation in 2009 and received his PhD thesis entitled “Exploration and Mapping with Mobile Robots” supervised by Wolfram Burgard at the University of Freiburg in 2006.
From 2008-2013, he was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on
Robotics, since 2010 a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow, and received the IEEE RAS Early Career Award in 2013. Since 2015, he is a senior editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
Cyrill Stachniss is actively participating in European research projects in
the context of urban navigation, precision farming, factories of the future, and digital access to cultural heritage. Has was the coordinator of the EC-funded project "ROVINA" for digitizing the Roman catacombs with robots and is the speaker of the DFG research unit "Mapping on Demand". In his research, he focuses on probabilistic techniques in the context of mobile robotics, navigation, and visual perception. Central areas of his research are agricultural robotics, computer-controlled cars, and unmanned aerial vehicles. In sum, he has coauthored over 160 publications.