András Bódis-Szomorú
Computer Vision Lab
ETH Zurich
Sternwartstrasse 7
8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 63 26761


I am a research assistant and Ph.D. student of Prof. Luc Van Gool. I work in the field of 3D computer vision, currently in the Varcity project, with focus on semantic 3D city reconstruction from photographs. My interests also include camera calibration, structure-from-motion, multi-view surface reconstruction and vehicle environment perception using on-board cameras.

Short Bio

Since 2012 research assistant, Computer Vision Lab, ETH Zurich
2008-2012 teaching assistant, Dept. of Measurement and Information Systems, TU Budapest, Hungary
2005-2008 research assistant, Systems and Control Lab, Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZTAKI), Budapest, Hungary
2005 MSc in electrical engineering with major in embedded systems from TU Budapest
2002 French General Academic Studies Degree (DEUG) in electrical engineering from Filiere Francophone, TU Budapest


Since 2012 Varcity: semantic and dynamic city reconstruction @ ETH-CVL, Zurich
2005-2008 StereoLaneFinder: on-board traffic lane detection using stereovision @ MTA-SZTAKI, Budapest
2007-2008 Cornea: multi-view reconstruction of the human cornea as a reflective surface @ MTA-SZTAKI, Budapest



Engineering works

In the past I participated in many hardware/embedded system development projects, including applications of FPGAs and microcontrollers, embedded camera development, design of motor control modules, a two-wheel balancing robot, an ultrasonic obstacle detector module and more. More details

Teaching work

At ETH Zurich, I am the supervisor of the "Vision Goes Vegas" course where students implement a C++ vision software for automatically grabbing and recognizing gamble cards.
At Dept. of Measurement and Information Systems, TU Budapest (BME), Hungary, I was organizer of BSc/MSc thesis defenses, I held laboratory courses and lectures in electrical engineering, and supervised 4 BSc and 11 MSc theses in the fields of embedded hardware/software development and computer vision. More details

Awards and Nominations

  • One of the four finalists for the Best Industry-Related Paper Award at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Cancun, Mexico, 2016
  • Best Paper Award of the Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Graz, Austria, 2012
  • Supervised work of Edit Csakurda won the 2nd prize Thesis Award of the Hungarian Scientific Society for Measurement, Automation and Informatics (MATE) in 2010
  • Youth Award of the Computer and Automation Research Institute (MTA-SZTAKI), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 2008
  • Supervised work of Csaba Nemes and Gabor Simon won the 2nd award of the Hungarian National Scientific Student Conference in 2008
  • Josef Heim Award from the Schnell László Foundation for an outstanding development work, Budapest, Hungary, 2006
  • Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for an excellent M.Sc. thesis, Budapest, Hungary, 2006
  • 3rd price of the Scientific Student Conference at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, 2004
  • Award of the European Culture Foundation advisory board for the outstanding results achieved on the French Faculty, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, 2001
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