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Marcus Liwicki

  • Prof. Dr. habil.
  • apl. Prof.
  • Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern Fachbereich Informatik
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Marcus Liwicki received his M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 2004, and his PhD degree from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2007. Currently he is a senior researcher and lecturer at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His research interests include knowledge management, semantic desktop, electronic pen-input devices, on-line and off-line handwriting recognition and document analysis. From October 2009 to March 2010 he visited Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan) as a research fellow, supported by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Marcus Liwicki is a member of the IAPR and a regular reviewer for international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition, Pattern Recognition, and Pattern Recognition Letters. He is a member of the International Graphonomics Society and the International Association for Pattern Recognition and a PC-Chair of the International Workshop on Automated Forensic Handwriting Analysis. Furthermore he serves in the program committee of the Int. Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, the Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, the Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data, Document Recognition and Retrieval Conference, the IEEE ISM Workshop on Multimedia Technologies for E-Learning, the Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, and as a reviewer of several IAPR conferences, AI workshops and conferences. Since 2010 he is the organizer of the discussion groups on the Workshops on Document Analysis and Recognition. Marcus Liwicki gave a number of invited talks at several international workshops, universities, and companies. He also gave several tutorials on IAPR conferences. Marcus Liwicki is a co-author of the book "Recognition of Whiteboard Notes – Online, Offline, and Combination", published by World Scientific in October 2008. He has more than 50 publications, including more than ten journal papers.

Recent publications

  • Bayesian Convolutional Neural Networks

    • Laumann F
    • Shridhar K
    • Maurin A
    • et al.
  • Grayification: a meaningful grayscale conversion to improve handwritten historical documents analysis

    • Bouillon M
    • Ingold R
    • Liwicki M

Professional experience

apl. Prof.

University of Kaiserslautern Department of Computer Sciences

April 2015 - Present

Maitre assistent

Universite de Fribourg Faculte des Sciences

January 2014 - Present

W3 Substitute Professor

University of Kaiserslautern Department of Computer Sciences

April 2014 - April 2015(a year)

Senior Researcher

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

January 2008 - March 2014(6 years)

Postdoctural Fellow

Kyushu University

October 2009 - March 2010(5 months)


University Children's Hospital Bern, CH

April 2004 - December 2007(4 years)



Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

January 2008 - September 2011(4 years)

Dr. phil. nat. (PhD)

University Children's Hospital Bern, CH

April 2004 - December 2007(4 years)

dipl. inform.

Freie Universität Berlin

October 2001 - March 2004(2 years)

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