•  Research interests

    Computer Science

    • Computer Vision (esp. 2D/3D tracking, motion compensation, object detection)
    • Machine Learning (esp. deep learning, CNNs, global optimisation)
    • Image Processing (esp. image filtering, transformations, calibration)
    • Computer Graphics (esp. scene reconstruction, virtual reality)
    • Robotics (esp. navigatoin strategies, visual route identification)
    • Computer Systems (esp. embedded systems, microcomputers, client-server)


    • Imaging Techniques (esp. touch techniques, IR / UV/ POL imaging)
    • Sensor Fusion (esp. multi-camera systems, fusion of genetic techniques)
    • 3D Printing (esp. FDM printing, autonomous printing supervision)


    • Behavioural Biology (esp. navigation, insect eyes, laboratory / field experiments)
    • Neuroscience (esp. analysis of Drosophila flies / larvae, cell motion analysis)
    • Artificial Life (esp. simulated evolution)
  • CV


    Ph. D. studies, University of Münster, Münster Germany
    Diplom Informatiker (Dipl. Inf.; MSc equivalent), University of Münster, Münster, Germany


    Junior Professor (W1), University of Münster, Münster, Germany, Faculty of Mathe- matics and Computer Science
    Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Institute for Action, Perception and Behaviour (Insect Robotics Group)
    Ph. D. studies, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, Supervisors: Prof. X. Jiang (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis) & Prof. C. Klämbt (Institute for Neuro- and Behavioural Biology)
    Diploma degree in computer science with a minor in biology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

    External functions

    German Informatics Society Membership, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)
    IEEE Membership, Young Professionals and Computer Society Membership.


    Ruf auf Junior Profesur für praktische Informatik (W1), Universität Münster


    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Possibilities, Constraints and Limitations of Image-based Animal Tracking in Natural Environments’. Measuring Behavior Conference, Manchester, UK, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘From Hand-held Cameras to Drones: Tracking Tiny Objects while Recon- (est.) structing the Environment’. Geoinformatik Münster, Münster, Germany, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Computer Vision in the Wild’. Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen, Netherlands, .

    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Interdisciplinary Research at the Interface of Biology and Computer Vision / Pattern Recognition’. Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, Münster, Germany, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Visual Tracking of Small Animals in Cluttered Natural Environments Using a Freely Moving Camera’. International Conference on Computer Visioin (ICCV), Venice, Italy, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Imaging and Tracking in Neurobiology: Acquiring Locomotion Trajectories of Small and Translucent Animals’. Cells in Motion: New Horizons in Experimental Medicine, Münster, Germany, .

    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Multimodal and adaptive behaviour in insects and robots’. School of Computer Science, Lincoln, UK, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Imaging and Tracking of Semi-Translucent Animals like Worms or Larvae Using the FIM Multi-Purpose Setup ’. Centre of Integrative Physiology, Edinburgh, UK, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Is Science Mostly Driven by Tools or by Ideas?’ Center for Integrative Biology, Toulouse, France, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Insect Robotics’. Living Machines Workshop Satellite Presentation, Edinburgh, UK, .

    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Imaging and Tracking in Neurobiology’. IPAB Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Acquiring Locomotion Trajectories of Drosophila melanogaster’. European Neuroscience Institute (ENI), Göttingen, Germany, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Tracking and Imaging in Neurobiology using FIM’. Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), Magdeburg, Germany, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Imaging Modalities for Semi-Translucent Animals and Their Impact on Quantitative Analysis’. Visual Obervation and Analysis of Vertebrate and Insect Behavior Workshop, ICPR 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘FIM: Acquiring Locomoton Trajectories of Drosophila melanogaster’. Drosophila larval development and locomotion meeting, Münster, Germany, .
    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Imaging and Tracking in Neurobiology’. Imaging and Mathematics (Münster Cambridge Meeting), Münster, Germany, .

    • Risse, Benjamin (): ‘Acquiring Locomotion Trajectories of Drosophila melanogaster’. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Sichuan, China, .