Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Peter Wild

Full Name

1982

Year of Birth

Austrian

Nationality

Experience

Aug 2018 - Present

Manager R&D Software Development

Tecan Austria GmbH, Grödig, Austria

Leading and steering the software team of developers, test engineers, software application specialists and digital imaging experts developing software solutions for Tecan’s detection & automation product portfolio for life science laboratories; Accompanying R&D projects during the entire stage gate process.

Feb 2017 - Jul 2018

Project Manager

Tecan Austria GmbH, Grödig, Austria

Planning, executing and monitoring projects targeting the development of software controlling laboratory detection instruments for biopharma, forensics, and clinical diagnostics; Applied research in image processing for medical engineering focusing on cell segmentation and analysis.

Sep 2015 - Jan 2017

Scientist

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Work in different national and international research projects on topics related to border control and security (document inspection, biometrics); Research in high-performance image processing focusing on computational imaging and machine learning.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Reading, School of Systems Engineering, Reading, UK

Work in a research team focusing on next-generation face-and-iris biometrics & counter-spoofing;
Management and technical coordination of traveller-identification & monitoring workpackage for FastPass, a research project on a harmonized, modular reference system for all European automated border crossing points within a consortium of 27 European partners (EC FP-7);
Lecturing: Visual Intelligence Module (lecture)

Jan 2013 - Sep 2013

Postdoc Researcher (Part time)

University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

Research on ageing aspects in hand biometrics, iris compression and segmentation in surveillance environments;
Graduate-level lecturing on: WWW and Multimedia (lecture and proseminar), Advanced Databases (lecture and proseminar).

Sep 1999 - Sep 2013

Software & Web Developer (Freelance)

Wildnet, Salzburg, Austria

Software development and IT-consulting in the areas of databases and web development (including seminar management tool “Prometheus” and e-learning platform “etrain.at”).

Mar 2009 - May 2013

External Lecturer (Part time)

Fachhochschule Salzburg - Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

Lecturing of undergraduate and graduate-level students within the curriculum IT & System-management: Software engineering (lecture and lab), Software notations (lab)‚Äč, Distributed and autonomous software systems (lab); Supervision of master thesis projects.

Mar 2001 - Mar 2013

External Lecturer (Freelancer)

Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg - Salzburg University of Education, Salzburg, Austria

Lecturing of secondary-level teachers for lifelong learning on IT topics: Webapplications with PHP (seminar), SQL and XML with SQL-Server, Access and MySQL (seminar), Internet-Databases and XML (course), Content development with complex authoring tools (seminar), XML (course), Advanced Flash (course), Flash (course), .NET-Programming (seminar), Teaching Database Concepts (seminar) and Active Server Pages (seminar).

Dec 2008 - Dec 2012

Scientific Assistant

University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

Research in PhD project “BioSurveillance” on combining iris and face biometrics, funded by the Austrian FIT-IT/FFG;
Co-authoring of a Springer book on iris recognition;
Undergraduate and graduate-level lecturing: WWW and Multimedia (lecture and proseminar), Advanced Databases (lecture and proseminar), Databases (proseminar).

Apr 2007 - Feb 2008

Research Assistant (Part time)

University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

Development and maintenance of an online course subscription system.

Oct 2005 - Jun 2008

Database Administrator and System Engineer (Part time)

Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg - Salzburg University of Education, Salzburg, Austria

Research on Master’s thesis project on hand and footprint biometrics using a flatbed scanner as sensor, funded by the Austrian Scientific Fund FWF.

Oct 2003 - Jul 2007

Tutor (Part time)

University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

Teaching assistance for courses held by the Software Research Lab headed by Prof. Pree and by the Mathematical Informatics Group headed by of Prof. Pfalzgraf.

Education

Dec 2012

Dr.techn.

Applied Computer Science (PhD Program), University of Salzburg, Austria. Passed with highest distinction (sub auspiciis praesidentis).

Mar 2008

Dipl.-Ing.

Applied Computer Science (Master’s Program), University of Salzburg, Austria. Passed with highest distinction.

Feb 2005

Bakk.techn.

Applied Computer Science (Bachelor’s Program), University of Salzburg, Austria. Passed with highest distinction.

Languages

German (first language)
English (fluent)
French (good knowledge)

Skills

Software Development
University Lecturing
Databases (MySQL, MSSQL, DB2, Oracle, SQLite, CouchDb, Redis)
Imaging Technologies (OpenCV, Caffe, Matlab)
Biometrics (Iris, Fingerprint, Face, Fusion)
Computer Vision (Detection, Tracking, Analysis)
Programming (C#, C++, Java)
Web Applications (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, PHP)
Medical Software Development (IEC 62304)
Project Management
Media Security (Image Encryption, Biometric Template Protection)
Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint)
Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS)

Awards

2014

Best Poster Award Int'l Joint Conf. on Biometrics

2013

Promotion sub auspiciis praesidentis

Appreciation Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science & Research

1st price European Biometrics Industry Award

Nominated candidate representing Univ. of Salzburg for GI Dissertation Price 2012

2011

Best Poster Award Int'l Joint Conf. on Biometrics

2001

Ericsson Mobile Vision Award: 1st price category E-learning

32nd Austrian Math Olympics: 2nd price of the region competition (Austria-West)

1998

29th Austrian Math Olympics: 2nd price of the federal competition (Salzburg)

Publications

  • 1 Monograph
  • 6 Journal Papers
  • 33 Conference Papers
  • 3 Book chapters
  • 1 Technical Report
  • 2 Theses
Rank #1:

Iris Recognition: From Segmentation to Template Security

C. Rathgeb, A. Uhl, and P. Wild.

Volume 59 of Advances in Information Security. Springer, New York, 2012. ISBN: 978-1461455707.

Rank #2:

Robust multimodal face and fingerprint fusion in the presence of spoofing attacks.

P. Wild, P. Radu, L. Chen and J. Ferryman.

Pattern Recognition, 50:17-25, February 2016. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.patcog.2015.08.007

Rank #3:

Weighted Adaptive Hough and Ellipsopolar Transforms for Real-time Iris Segmentation.

A. Uhl and P. Wild.

In Proc. 5th Int’l Conference on Biometrics (ICB’12), pages 283-290, New Delhi, India, March 29-April 1, 2012. IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ICB.2012.6199821

Contact

  • www.peterwild.net
  • pw [at] peterwild.net
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