I'm Alex Locher and currently a PhD candidate at the Computer Vision Laboratory of the ETH Zürich under the supervision of Prof. Luc Van Gool.

My main interest is in 3D reconstruction in computational limited environments. Due to my background in electronics and digital design I like the link to the hardware and real time applications.

  •  Computer Vision Laboratory
    Sternwartstrasse 7
    CH-8092 Zürich
  •  +41 44 63 2 7663
  •  alocher@vision.ee.ethz.ch
  • Research

    My main research area is in the field of 3D reconstruction using low end hardware. In addition I'm involved in the ETH Zurich Robocup Team in the SPL League www.robocup.ethz.ch.


    Progressive Structure from Motion

    Alex Locher, Michal Havlena and Luc Van Gool
    Arxiv Paper

    Progressive 3D Modeling All the Way

    Alex Locher, Michal Havlena and Luc Van Gool
    Conference Paper in 3DV 2016

    Progressive Prioritized Multi-view Stereo

    Alex Locher, Michal Perdoch and Luc Van Gool
    Conference Paper in CVPR 2016

    Mobile Phone and Cloud – a Dream Team for 3D Reconstruction

    Alex Locher, Michal Perdoch, Hayko Riemenschneider and Luc Van Gool
    Conference Paper in WACV 2016

    Reconstruction of Inextensible Surfaces on a Budget via Bootstrapping

    Alex Locher, Lennart Elsen, Xavier Boix and Luc Van Gool
    Conference Paper in 3DV 2014


    After primary school I did an apprenticeship as an electronics technician at the Lernzentren LfW in Baden. The last two years of the apprenticeship took place at XRite Inc in Regensdorf. After the obligatory military service I started my Bachelor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Northern Switzerland (FHNW). In 2011 I switched to the ETH Zürich where I had to take some additional courses and then started the Masters studies with specialization in micro electronics. Since 2014 I am now a PhD candidate under supervision of Professor Luc Van Gool at the Computer Vision Laboratory at the ETH Zürich.

    • since 2014
      PhD candidate - ETH Zurich
    • 2011 - 2014
      MsC Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - ETH Zurich
    • 2008 - 2011
      BsC Electrical and Information Technology - University of Applied Sciences FHNW
    • 2002 - 2007
      apprenticeship as electronics technician


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