Department of Computer Science
633 McCardell Bicentennial Hall
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05763
Email: schar@middlebury.edu


Vordiplom Computer Science, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, 1989
M.S. Computer Science, Cornell University, 1993
Ph.D. Computer Science, Cornell University, 1997

Research Interests:
Computer vision, stereo vision, performance evaluation, robotics.

Professional Experience:
2004- present Associate Professor, Middlebury College, VT
1997- 2004 Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, VT
Summers 2001-2009 Consultant, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
1996- 1997 Visiting Assistant Professor, Williams College, MA

Professional Affiliations and Activities:
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Computer Society.
Member, Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Honors and Awards:
Perkins Award for Excellence in Teaching, Middlebury College, 2001.
National first prize in the 1987 German competition "Jugend forscht" for building a robot that solves Rubik's Cube.

CAREER award, National Science Foundation, 2000.
Three RUI (Research at Undergraduate Institutions) awards, National Science Foundation, 2004, 2007, 2009.

D. Scharstein, View Synthesis Using Stereo Vision, volume 1583 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer Verlag, 1999.
Author or co-author of more than 30 reviewed journal and conference papers, including in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, International Journal of Computer Vision, Image and Vision Computing, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, and International Journal of Robotics Research.

Other Activities:
Maintains internationally-known benchmarks for stereo and optical flow algorithms at http://vision.middlebury.edu/.