Medical Imaging & Biometrics Group

Medical Imaging & Biometrics is a work-group doing research in computer vision, image analysis and machine learning algorithms with a focus on two distinct areas of application. First, there already is some tradition at ICG in clinical medical applications involving the development of segmentation, registration and anatomical landmark localization algorithms. Recently, with the close collaboration with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Clinical Forensic Imaging in Graz, a lot of interest has additionally been put into forensic applications, e.g. forensic age estimation and presentation of forensic evidence from CT/MRI in court. A second application area are biometrics related applications where we contributed in facial image processing, facial pose estimation and fingerprint analysis over the previous years.

If you are a student, who is interested in joining our research team, e.g. for a bachelor thesis, master project or master's thesis, please have a look at our page with Student Opportunities.

Teaching: The Medical Imaging & Biometrics work-group is responsible for teaching the master level course Medical Image Analysis VO+KU, which is currently done by Martin Urschler and Darko Štern

Research Topics/Projects: Our main research interests can be found in more detail here.


Darko Štern, work-group leader

Office: Plüddemanngasse 106 

Research interests: medical image analysis, machine learning

Christian Payer, PhD candidate

Office: Plüddemanngasse 106

Research interests: medical image analysis, deep learning

Franz Thaler, PhD candidate

Office: Plüddemanngasse 106

Research interests: active learning, deep learning

External Members

Martin Urschler, former work-group lead

University of Auckland, Department of Computer Science

Research interests: medical computer vision, forensic image analysis

Current Associated Members, Students and Interns

  • Savinien Bonheur, PhD student at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research & Graz University of Technology
  • Stefan Eggenreich, master's thesis student at Graz University of Technology
  • David Wasserbauer, master's thesis student at Graz University of Technology
  • Alina Dima, internship student at Graz University of Technology


  • Nikolaus Jaufer, MSc (2019)
  • Saban Öztürk, intern (2019)
  • Kartik Teotia, intern (2019)
  • Daria Zotova, intern (2018)
  • Thomas Neff, MSc (2018)
  • Philipp Kainz, PhD (2016)
  • Kerstin Hammernik, MSc (2015)
  • Thomas Ebner, MSc (2015)
  • Walter Unterpirker, MSc (2015)
  • Fabian Schenk, MSc (2014)
  • Alexander Bornik, PhD (2014)
  • Michael Helmberger MSc (2013)
  • Marc Steiner, MSc (2013)
  • Markus Storer, PhD (2011)
  • Johannes Höller, MSc (2011)
  • Surinder Ram, PhD (2010)
  • Matjaz Divjak, PhD (2009)
  • Christian Bauer, PhD (2009)
  • Matthias Straka, MSc (2009)
  • Sasa Grbic, MSc (2008)
  • Martin Hirzer, MSc (2008)
  • Paul Urthaler, MSc (2008)
  • Stefan Kluckner, MSc (2006)
  • Reinhard Beichel, PhD (2006)