Niklas Gard

Research Associate Computer Vision & Graphics Group


Mailing address:
Fraunhofer HHI
Einsteinufer 37
10587 Berlin

Visitor address:
Room 04-20a
Salzufer 6
10587 Berlin

Phone: +49-(0)30-31002-191


Niklas Gard is research associate in the Computer Vision & Graphics Group at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. He graduated in Computervisualistik at the University of Koblenz-Landau with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in 2015. From 2012 to 2015 he worked as student assistant in the Research Group Artificial Intelligence at the University of Koblenz-Landau. From March 2016 to April 2017 he has been part of the Capture & Display Systems Group at Fraunhofer HHI. From April 2017 to March 2020 he has also been a member of the Visual Computing Research Group at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Currently he is involved in the collaborative research projects DigitalTWIN and BIMKIT. Before that he participated in the projects 3DInMed and Easy Cohmo.




  • M. Janik, N. Gard, A. Hilsmann, P. Eisert,
    Zero in on Shape: A Generic 2D-3D Instance Similarity Metric learned from Synthetic Data, Proc. 2021 IEEE Interational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Sept. 2021. [PDF] [Testdata]


  • N. Gard, A. Hilsmann, P. Eisert,
    Projection Distortion-based Object Tracking in Shader Lamp Scenarios, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 3105-3113, Nov. 2019, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2932223  . [PDF] [Poster]


  • J.-C. Rosenthal, N. Gard, A. Schneider, P. Eisert,
    Microscopic image-based determination of stapes prosthesis length, CARS 2018-Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Proceedings of the 32st International Congress and Exhibition, Berlin, Germany, June 2018, doi: 10.1007/s11548-018-1766-y  . [PDF] [ISCAS Best Paper Award]
  • N. Gard, P. Eisert,
    Markerless Closed-Loop Projection Plane Tracking for Mobile Projector-Camera Systems, Proc. 2018 IEEE Interational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, Oct. 2018, doi: 10.1109/ICIP.2018.8451038  . [PDF] [Poster]


  • J.-C. Rosenthal, N. Gard, P. Eisert,
    Kalibrierung stereoskopischer Systeme für medizinische Messaufgaben, CURAC 2017 Tagungsband: 16. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie (CURAC), Hannover, Germany, pp. 159-161, Oct. 2017. [PDF] [INFO]


  • J.-C. Rosenthal, N. Gard, P. Kauff,
    Depth-Based Quality Control for Medical Applications, SID-ME Fall Meeting 2016, Berlin, Germany, p. 13, Nov. 2016.

Other Contributions


  • N. Gard, S. Renault, I. Feldmann, P. Eisert, G. Matl, P. Kopriwa, F. Schmid
    XR-Technologien im Bauwesen, Smart Design, Smart Construction, Smart Operation, Begleitforschung Smart Service Welt II, Institut für Innovation und Technik (iit), April 2021 [INFO] [PDF]


  • J.-C. Rosenthal, Z. Hu, N. Gard, P. Eisert,
    Endoscopic Vision Challenge - Stereo Correspondence and Reconstruction of Endoscopic Data (SCARED), organized by Intuitive Surgical, 22nd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Shenzhen, China, October 2019, Runners-Up Award. [INFO] [arXiv Paper (2020)]


  • N. Gard, S. Jurk, A. Schneider, P. Kauff, P. Eisert, J.-C. Rosenthal,
    New Tools for Digital Surgical Microscopy, Talk at CARS (Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery) congress, Barcelona, Spain, Jun. 2017.