I am a PhD student working with Professor Otmar Hilliges at ETH Zurich. My interests lie broadly in 3D Vision, Policy Learning and Autonomous Systems. I received my Diploma in Physics from the University of Heidelberg with a focus on image processing and unsupervised identification of biological cells. Before joining the Advanced Interactive Technologies Lab I worked on numerical and distributed simulations of stochastic systems within the D-BSSE at ETH Zurich.

Research Interests

My interest is broadly based in computer vision and perception for robotics. I am currently working on the following projects:
  • Optimized fligh-plans for efficient and resource-constrained 3D reconstruction in urban environments.
  • Learning utility functions and policies for 3D reconstruction and exploration.
  • Modality transfer between real and synthetic environments to facilitate abundant synthetic training data.

Teaching Assistant

  • Visual Computing (D-INFK) — HS2017
  • Parallel Programming (D-INFK) — SS2016
  • Linear Algebra (D-INFK) — HS2015



Benjamin Hepp, Debadeepta Dey, Sudipta Sinha, Ashish Kapoor, Neel Joshi, Otmar Hilliges
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018


Benjamin Hepp*, Tobias Nägeli*, Otmar Hilliges * Equal contribution
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016
Moritz Bächer, Benjamin Hepp*, Fabrizio Pece*, Paul Kry, Bernd Bickel, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Otmar Hilliges * Equal contribution
SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2016

Diploma Thesis

TitleUnbiased automatic classification of cell phenotypes
InstituteEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
UniversityUniversity of Heidelberg