Professor Reinhard Klette

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Professor - Electric and Electronic Engineering

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext. 6743


Physical Address:

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
WZ Building, Office WZ336B
34 St Paul St
Auckland, 1010,
New Zealand

Postal Address:

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
AUT, WZ Building, Mail code C46
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


  • Facultas docendi, Jena University, Germany, 1984
  • Dr. sc. nat. (Computer Science), Jena University, Germany, 1982
  • Dr. rer. nat. (Mathematics), Jena University, Germany, 1978
  • MSc (Mathematics), Jena University, Germany, 1973

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • RSNZ  (Royal Society of New Zealand), Fellow, 2012
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at Minneapolis, 2006
  • Korea Institute of Information and Communication Engineering (KIICE), Busan, South Korea, 2011


Prior to joining AUT, Professor Klette has been already a full professor at the Academy of Sciences, Berlin, a full professor at the Technical University Berlin, and a full professor at Auckland University. He has been the founding director of the Centre for Robotics & Vision (CeRV) between March 2015 - August 2019.

He has close to 500 publications, among them about 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, three text books (on image processing, computer vision for 3D shape recovery, and computer vision in general), five monographs (on parallel computing, digital geometry, panoramic imaging, shortest Euclidean paths, and computer vision for modern cars), 24 edited research books and conference proceedings,  31 peer-reviewed book chapters, and more than 300 peer-reviewed conference papers in the areas of computer vision, pattern recognition, computational photography, robotics, artificial intelligence, computational geometry, parallel computing, algorithm design, digital geometry and topology, and inductive inference of recursive functions. So far he supervised 31 PhD students to their successful completion, and also more than 100 masters projects.

In 2003-2008 he was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), in 2011-2013 the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Control Engineering and Technology, and in 2005-2014 a member of the editorial board of the International Journal on Computer Vision (now an honorary member of this board).

He is currently an editor of the “Journal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering”, and an editor of the Springer's book series "Computational Imaging and Vision", and a member of the editoral boards of the following journals: "Machine GRAPHICS & VISION”, "Opto-Electronics Review”, "Journal Communications in Control Science and Engineering”, "Scientific Journal of Silesian University of Technology. Series Transport”, and the "International Journal of Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems".

Since 1985 he is a member of the steering committee of the European biennial conferences on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), and since 2005 a member of the steering committee of the Pacific-Rim Symposia on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT). He represents New Zealand in the Asian Federation for Computer Vision (AFCV). Since 1995 he is invited for presenting keynotes at international conferences (so far in New Zealand, USA, Canada, Germany, China, Taiwan, Argentina, Italy, Poland, Japan, The Netherlands, and Mexico).

His research interests are in areas of computer vision, ranging from basic theoretical fundamentals in digital geometry and topology to advanced subjects related to the 3-dimensional modelling and understanding of the real world based on recorded multi-ocular image and video data.

Prof. Klette’s main areas of expertise:

  • Computer Vision
  • Vision-based Driver Assistance
  • Panoramic Imaging
  • Biomedical Image Analysis
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Digital Geometry
  • Algorithm Design
  • Computational Geometry

Teaching Areas:

  • Multimedia Imaging
  • Image Processing
  • Image and Pattern Analysis
  • Motion and Stereo Analysis
  • Object detection and Object Tracking

Research Areas:

  • Vision-based Driver Assistance
  • Computer Vision and Road Safety
  • Human Pose Understanding
  • Arts and Computer Vision
  • Computational Photography
  • Semantic Segmentation of Video Data
  • Hough Transform
  • Digital Geometry and Topology

Current Research Projects:

  • Environment Perception and  Driver Assistance (.enpeda..) - Daimler A.G., Germany
  • 3D Roadside Reconstruction  - Ilan University and Kaohsiung National University, Taiwan
  • Precise Vehicle Positioning by Fusing Virtual Reality with Real Images - Shandong University, China
  • Closed-Form Solutions for Hough Transforms - Changzhou Institute of Technology, China
  • 3D Imaging and Digital Topology - Sevilla University, Spain
  • 3D X-ray Analysis - Catholic University, Santiago, Chile