Welcome to the Machine Vision & Learning research group at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (formerly the Computer Vision Group, Heidelberg University). The group led by Prof. Dr. Björn Ommer conducts fundamental research in Computer Vision and Machine Learning and has been exploring their applications in areas as diverse as the Digital Humanities and the Life Sciences.

We are interested in all aspects of image and video understanding — machine learning approaches that teach machines to reason about and make sense of visual data. In particular, we investigate generative approaches for visual synthesis, invertible deep models for explainable AI, deep metric and representation learning, and self-supervised learning paradigms. These are then also laying the basis for applications such as visual analytics in the Digital Humanities or Neuroscience.

The MVL group is affiliated with the