Christian Kofler

 Christian Kofler Christian Kofler is a Software Engineer at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH since 2005 and is working in the Competence Center Multimedia Analysis and Data Mining (MADM) in Kaiserslautern. With over 10 years of experience in Software Engineering, he coordinates the development of the central software components for the Competence Center. Besides planning and implementing software for development projects, he is working on the integration of scientific results into demonstrators and prototypes. His main research interests are agile software engineering, scalable software architecture, content-based image and video search, and data mining.

Mr. Kofler holds a diploma in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Worms. During his studies from 2001 to 2005 he worked as research assistant at the associated Center for Technology Transfer and Telecommunications (ZTT). In his diploma thesis, he developed a distributed software system for configuring and controlling sensor hardware for a large-scale experiment (ALICE) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The system has been further developed at ZTT and is now used in the field.

Contact Information

Christian Kofler
Trippstadter Str. 122
67663 Kaiserslautern

Telephone: ++49 (631) 20575-5634
Fax:          ++49 (631) 20575-4020


Smart Video Buddy - Content-based Live Recommendation
Damian Borth, Christian Kofler, Adrian Ulges
Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Barcelona, Spain, IEEE, IEEE, 7/2011

Pattern Recognition Engineering
Faisal Shafait, Matthias Reif, Christian Kofler, Thomas Breuel
RapidMiner Community Meeting and Conference, Dortmund, Germany, Online, 9/2010

Distributed Pattern Recognition in RapidMiner
Alexander Arimond, Christian Kofler, Faisal Shafait
RapidMiner Community Meeting and Conference, Dortmund, Germany, Online, 9/2010

Gestural Interaction for an Automatic Document Capture System
Christian Kofler, Daniel Keysers, A. Koetsier, J. Laagland, Thomas Breuel
Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition (CBDAR-2007) at (ICDAR-2007), September 22, Curitiba, Brasilien, Pages 161-167, Online-Proceedings, 2007

The control system for the front-end electronics of the ALICE time projection chamber
Richter, M.; Alme, J.; Alt, T.; Bablok, S.; Campagnolo, R.; Frankenfeld, U.; Gutierrez, C.G.; Keidel, R.; Kofler, Ch.; Krawutschke, T.; Larsen, D.; Lindenstruth, V.; Mota, B.; Musa, L.; Roed, K.; Rohrich, D.; Stockmeier, M.R.; Tilsner, H.
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Volume 53, Issue 3, pages 980 – 985, 26 June 2006.

Front-End-Electronics Communication software for multiple detectors in the ALICE experiment
S. Bablok, E.S. Conner, G. Hartung, R. Keidel, C. Kofler, T. Krawutschke, V. Lindenstruth, and D. Röhrich
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 557, Issue 2, Pages 631-638, 15 February 2006.

Design and realisation of a communication software to configure and control distributed embedded devices in a large scale research project at CERN
Christian Kofler
Diploma Thesis, University of Applied Sciences Worms, 2005.

Teaching / Student Projects

Internship: Entwicklung eines Web-Frameworks zur Durchführung von Experimenten und Benutzerstudien im Bereich der Bildsuche
Aram Sebastian Wiencke
Hochschule RheinMain Wiesbaden, 2011.

Bachelor Project: Highly parallel Distance-Calculation in (py)OpenCL
Christopher Heinz, Dominik Henter
University of Kaiserslautern, 2011.

Bachelor Thesis: Foveal Fixation Clustering for Attention Based Image Retrieval
Robby Frister
Leipzig University of Applied Science, 2011.

Diploma Thesis: A Distributed System for Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Alexander Arimond
University of Kaiserslautern, 2010.

Bachelor Thesis: Classifiers' Accuracy Prediction based on Data Characterization
Sarah Daniel Abdelmessih
German University in Cairo, Egypt, 2010.

Diploma Thesis: Supporting Knowledge Work by Observing Paper-Based Activities on the Physical Desktop
Stefan Dellmuth
University of Kaiserslautern, 2009.

Project Thesis: Tagr: Automatic Image Tagging for Random Imagery
Marius Renn
University of Kaiserslautern, 2008.

Project Thesis: Online Handwriting Recognition for the OLPC Project
Andre Schmeisser
University of Kaiserslautern, 2007.

Master Thesis: Dewarping Documents using a Stereo Vision System
Soner Ozgun Pelvan
University of Kaiserslautern, 2007.

Master Thesis: Stereo Reconstruction for Document Image Dewarping
Khawar Parvez
University of Kaiserslautern, 2007.

Internship: Camera-based HCI
Andres Koetsier and Jasper Laagland
University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands, 2007.


  • CBDAR 2011
  • CAIP 2011
  • IJCAI 2011
  • DAGM 2010
  • CVPR 2008
  • ICPR 2008
  • CVPR 2007
  • CBDAR 2007
  • ICCV 2007
Last modified: 10.01.2012