Tobias Fischer

Tobias Fischer

PhD Student in Computer Vision

ETH Zürich


I’m a first year PhD student supervised by Prof. Dr. Fisher Yu at the Visual Intelligence and Systems Group of the Computer Vision Lab at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. I obtained my M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University, where I worked as a student research assistant supervised by Jonathon Luiten and Prof. Dr. Bastian Leibe. During 2020, I worked on a remote research project with Prof. Dr. Fisher Yu at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Computer Vision
  • 3D Scene Understanding
  • Object Recognition / Tracking


  • PhD in Computer Vision, 2020 - now

    ETH Zürich

  • M.Sc. Computer Science, 2016 - 2020

    RWTH Aachen University

  • B.Sc. Computer Science, 2013 - 2016

    RWTH Aachen University


  • Dec 2020: I started my PhD studies at ETHZ.
  • Oct 2020: My master thesis on 3D scene understanding received the STEM Award IT 2020.
  • Jun 2020: One paper was presented at ICRA 2020 and published in RA-L.


(2020). Track to Reconstruct and Reconstruct to Track. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.

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Visiting Researcher (Remote)

BAIR Lab, University of California, Berkeley

Jun 2020 – Nov 2020 CA, USA
Research project on 3D Multi-Object Tracking. Remote due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Intern

ZF Group

Mar 2020 – May 2020 Friedrichshafen, Germany
Enhanced the performance of the LiDAR 3D Object Detection model by optimizing architecture, training scheme and data sampling / augmentation.

Student Research Assistant

Visual Computing Institute, RWTH Aachen University

Oct 2018 – Feb 2020 Aachen, Germany
Research on 3D Scene Understanding including a journal publication on Multi-Object Tracking, Top 4% placement in a Kaggle challenge on 3D object detection and research on stereo depth estimation. Includes master thesis.

Projects and Activities


Software Engineer Driverless

EcurieAix, Formula Student Team RWTH Aachen e.V.

Nov 2018 – Sep 2019
Increased the performance of the perception system by 105% and efficiency by 200% by optimizing architecture, training scheme and accelerating inference via TensorRT. 3rd at FS Italy, 7th at FS Germany competitions. Watch the car presentation here.

UNITECH International Programme

UNITECH International

Aug 2017 – Sep 2018

Unique management and soft skill development for STEM students:

  • Academic Exchange at Trinity College Dublin
  • Internship abroad at KOSTAL Electrica SA, Barcelona
  • Team Building Workshop, INSA Lyon
  • Business Case Study, Politecnico di Milano
  • Closing Week, Chalmers University
  • Professional Coaching



1st Prize for an outstanding master thesis in the STEM field. Watch the winner interviews here.

Porsche IT Scholarship

Scholarship for excellent IT students issued for the period of one year.