Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute  
      Priv. Doz. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Schreer

Head of Immersive Media & Communication Group
Vision & Imaging Technology Department


Oliver Schreer is Associate Professor at Technical University Berlin and Head of Immersive Media & Communications Group at Vision & Imaging Technologies Department at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. He graduated in Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin in 1993. From 1993 until 1998, he was research assistant at the Institute of Measurement and Automation, Group of Control Theory and System Dynamics, Technical University Berlin, responsible for lectures and practical courses in the field of image processing and pattern recognition. His research interests have been camera calibration, stereo image processing, 3D analysis, navigation and collision avoidance of autonomous mobile robots.

Since August 1998, he is working at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI). He started as scientific project manager in the Immersive Media & 3D Video Group at Image Processing Department of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI). Since January 2015, he is leading the Immersive Media & Communications Group at Vision & Imaging Technologies Department. His main research fields and expertise are 3D video analysis, virtual view synthesis, real-time 3D video processing, future immersive media services exploiting AR and VR technologies, 3D video communication, human motion and gesture analysis and touchless interaction with media and content. From 2000 to 2003, he was the responsible person for the European IST-project VIRTUE at HHI, leading the work package, "Real-time Platform". From February 2007 to July 2009, Dr. Oliver Schreer hold the position of a project coordinator of the European FP6 project RUSHES on "Retrieval of multimedia Semantic units for enhanced reusability" ( From January 2008 until July 2010, he was workpackage leader of the European FP7 project "3DPresence " ( and from January 2010 until July 2013, he was leading the workpackage on "Scene Capture, Production Networks & Layered Production" in the European FP7 Project "FascinatE" ( Oliver Schreer was also responsible for the HHI activities in the Fraunhofer/Max-Planck project AVATech - Advancing Video Audio Technology in Humanities Research ( from July 2009 until June 2012. From November 2011 to October 2014, he was coordinating the contributions of HHI in the FP7 project inEvent ( He was also responsible for the HHI research activities in the national project AUVIS - Audiovisuelles Data Mining am Beispiel der Ereignissegmentierung in multimodalen Sprachdaten ( from July 2012 until June 2015, and which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

In November 1999, he finished his PhD in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin entitled by "Stereo Image Processing and Navigation in Mobile Robotics", Dissertation 1999, Mensch & Buch Verlag, Berlin, Germany, (ISBN 3-89820-060-4). Since autumn 2001, Oliver Schreer is Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technical University Berlin. He is giving a complementary set of lectures entitled by "Stereo Image Processing in Videocommunications " and "View Synthesis in Videocommunications".

In June 2006, Oliver Schreer received his habilitation degree in the field of "Computer Vision/Videocommunication" at the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technical University Berlin. His habilitation thesis is a german lecture book on "Stereoanalysis and View Synthesis" published at Springer in 2005. Since November 2006, Oliver Schreer is Associate Professor (Privatdozent) in the same faculty in the Computer Vision and Remote Sensing Group. He is guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits, Systems and Video Technology. He published more than 100 papers in conferences and journals. Oliver Schreer is also editor of a book on "3D Videocommunication" published in 2005 at Wiley & Sons, UK. The same book has been translated to simple Chinese and published in July 2010 by Tsinghua University Beijing, China. In January 2014, another book was published at Wiley & Sons entitled by "Media Production, Delivery and Interaction for Platform Independent Systems: Format-Agnostic Media " that has been edited by O. Schreer, J.-F. Macq, O.A. Niamut, J. Ruiz-Hidalgo, B. Shirley, G. Thallinger and G. Thomas.