ERC Grant for TUDa Professor Thomas Wallis

EU funds research on scene perception and segmentation with 2.0 million euros

The "Europäische Forschungsrat" has awarded Professor Thomas Wallis a prestigious "ERC Consolidator Grant" and is funding the project "SEGMENT" with a total of 2.0 million euros over a period of five years. This will further strengthen TUDa's activities in cognitive science and artificial intelligence.

The aim of the project is to investigate and understand visual segmentation, for example, when figuring out which parts of a scene belong to a particular object. To this end, Thomas Wallis and his group will develop a new display device and experimental methods, and simulate inputs into the visual system from early development to adulthood. The project will leverage groundbreaking new technologies based on advanced computer graphics and machine learning. More information can be found here.