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Dipl.-Inf. Hannes Hofmann

Alumnus of the Pattern Recognition Lab of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

He who stops being faster stops being fast.


Since 04/2008

Doctoral candidate at the Pattern Recognition Lab in collaboration with Intel Corporation. Working title: "Hardware-accelerated Medical Image Reconstruction of CT and MRI data."

04/2010 - 06/2010

Visiting researcher at the Radiological Sciences Laboratory, Stanford University, CA, USA
Advisor: Roland Bammer

10/2001 - 02/2008

Diploma in computer science at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

  • Major subjects: Medical Image Processing, Distributed Computing, Hardware-Software-Co-Design and Web Development
  • Study thesis at the Pattern Recognition Lab in collaboration with Siemens Medical. Topic: "Optimize image processing algorithms for the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture (CBEA)"
  • Diploma thesis at the Pattern Recognition Lab. Topic: "Effects of CT Based Attenuation Correction Schemes on the Estimation Accuracy of the Ejection Fraction in Gated Cardiac Emission Tomography"

Work Experience

10/2009 - 02/2010

Tutor of exercises to "Medical Engineering" lecture, winter term 2009/2010

08/2008 - 11/2008

Research Scholar at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA, USA
Larrabee programming

06/2007 - 08/2007

Working student at the Pattern Recognition Lab.
Migration of lab website from XML-based system to TYPO3; implementation of univis2typo3, a TYPO3 extension to import and visualize UnivIS data.

04/2007 - 05/2007

Internship at Siemens Medical US, Molecular Imaging in Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

02/2007 - 04/2007

Internship at IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbH (R & D), Boeblingen, Germany
Playstation 3 programming (CELL processor)

09/2005 - 12/2005

Working student at the Pattern Recognition Lab.
Migration of static HTML website to an XML-based (dynamic) system (using Cocoon, Tomcat, XSLT).

06/2001 - 12/2001

Internship at DMS Systemhaus, Bayreuth, Germany
Improvement of a Navision-based web shop

Since 08/2001

Freelancing as a sideline.

  • Several projects, mostly in mobile marketing, for clients like Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Nestle, CeBIT, Nokia, Nike, T-Systems and others. One of these projects involved supervision of a developer team in India.
  • Implement a web-shop for an online pharmacy (300,000+ items) from scratch.


Awards and/or Worth Mentioning

  • Invited reviewer for Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (JRTIP), and Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing
  • Technical article on Intel Software Network: "Towards real-time C-arm reconstruction using multi-core CPUs"
  • 3rd place in Best-Paper-Award at High-Performance Image Reconstruction (HPIR) workshop 2009
  • Participant in Moscow-Bavarian Joint Advanced Student School 2007
  • Participant in IBM Top Student Event 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany

Open Source Software

  • RabbitCT logo RabbitCT: Benchmark for assessment of reconstruction performance (not completely open source).
  • univis2typo3 logo univis2typo3: a TYPO3 extension for import of UnivIS data.
  • FindTBB: CMake script to find Threading Building Blocks
  • Contribution to Chrome Nanny 0.98

Extracurricular activity