Gerard Pons-Moll (Research Leader)

Dr. Gerard Pons-Moll

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Saarland Informatics Campus
Campus E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken
E1 4 - Room 605
+49 681 9325 2135
+49 681 9325 2099
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Personal Information

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Coming soon! Meanhile you can check out some of my recent publications and projects at my previous personal website (at Max Planck for Intelligent Systems in Tuebingen). You can find me on:


Research Interests

My research interests are at the intersection between computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning. I am particularly interested in analyzing and modeling people from all sorts of sensor data: IMUs, 3D/4D scans, RGBD, images or video. Current computer vision algorithms can detect people in images or estimate 2D pose to a remarkable accuracy. However, people are much more complex. Humans perceive lots of information from other humans; for example we sense other people's emotional state based on facial expressions and body movements, or we make guesses about people's preferences based on what clothing they wear. In order for machines to interact with humans they have to both perceive all this information from sensory data and they have to "appear" human to us. My research revolves around perceiving and building digital generative models of people from real people. In particular research topics are:

  • Analyzing people in images
  • Human body shape, clothing and motion modeling using deep learning
  • Deep learning
  • Generative models of people
  • Human motion capture and performance capture (3D/4D reconstruction)
  • Mesh registration


We have two open positions for PhD in related areas. If you are interested contact me direclty or send your application to We also have projects for bachelor and master theses and research internships of 6 months.



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