Dr. Sebastian Knorr is Senior Research Scientist within the V-SENSE project at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Before, he joint the V-SENSE team, he was the Managing Director of imcube labs GmbH, Germany and General Manager of Beijing imcube Technologies Co., Ltd.. Besides the management of both companies, he also worked on 3D TV and giant screen projects from BBC and BSkyB as 3D conversion supervisor. His interests as scientists are in the field of computer vision, 3D image processing and immersive media, in particular virtual reality applications.
Between 2002 and 2009, Dr. Knorr acted as project manager and senior researcher in the Communication Systems Lab at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. During this time he was involved in several European Networks of Excellence, e.g. VISNET and 3DTV.
In 2007 Dr. Knorr invented the process of automatic 2D to 3D image conversion with highly advanced computer vision technology. He received the Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) with highest honors in 2008.
Dr. Knorr is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the German Society of Television- and Cinema Technology (FKTG e.V.). In 2014, he was the General Chair and Technical Program Chair of the 3Tec – 3D Quality and Technology Summit in Beijing. Dr. Knorr received the German Multimedia Business Award of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in 2008, and was awarded by the initiative “Germany-Land of Ideas” which is sponsored by the German government, commerce and industry in 2009, respectively. In 2012, he received the Scott Helt Memorial Award for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting in 2011.
Dr. Knorr frequently works as reviewer for conferences and journals like ACM Siggraph, the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Elsevier), Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier), the Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (IEEE), the Transaction on Image Processing (IEEE), and the Transactions on Broadcasting (IEEE).