Picture Prof. Dr. Stefan M. Gruenvogel

Prof. Dr. Stefan M. Grünvogel

Stefan M. Grünvogel is professor for Computer Animation and Computer Science at the Institute for Media and Imaging Technologies at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Address: Betzdorfer Str. 2, 50679 Köln, Germany
Tel: +49 2218275-2526
Fax: +49 2218275-2511
Email: stefan.gruenvogel (at) fh-koeln.de

He actively participates in the academic life at the university as

Short CV

He received his diploma and doctoral degree in Mathematics from the University of Augsburg in Germany. During 1997-2000 he worked as research assistant within the DFG priority research program Ergodentheorie, Analysis und effiziente Simulation dynamischer Systeme. Within this project he wrote his PhD-Thesis on controllability questions for mathematical control systems, supervised by Prof. Dr. Fritz Colonius. During this time he also participated at the DFG Research Training Group Nichtlineare Probleme in Analysis, Geometrie und Physik at the University of Augsburg.

Between 2000 and 2001 he worked in various field of systems management at debis (now T-Systems).

In 2001 he joined the Laboratory for Mixed Realities (LMR) at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne as project leader. There he led the development of the real-time character animation system and the choreography editor for virtual characters in the mobile multi-user mixed reality environment mqube. He collaborated in different projects ranging from non-linear storytelling for virtual environments up to a documentary film on out-of-body experiences.

In 2004 he was invited as professor at the Multimedia Systems and Man Machine Interface group of the CEDRIC at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) in Paris. He worked on formal models for game design and teached at the École nationale du jeu et des médias interactifs numériques.

Together with other colleagues, he founded the non-profit organization NOMADS Lab.

Since 2005 he is holding a full professorship for Computer Science and Computer Animation at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.