Annette Stahl - NTNU
Annette Stahl is an Associate Professor, Head of the Robotic Vision Group and Deputy Head of Department, Research at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU, Norway. She is also an Affiliated Scientist of the Center of Excellence for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems – NTNU AMOS and a Researcher at the Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) AutoShip. She received her PhD degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in applied mathematics with the main focus on computer vision applications in relation to variational methods for motion estimation using physical prior knowledge. She spent two years as a postdoc at the School of Computing, Dublin City University – DCU, Ireland and three years at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU, Norway, where she worked on isogeometric analysis-based methods for graphics and visualization. After this period, she worked as a researcher at the High-Performance Computing Group at NTNU and at SINTEF Ocean, Norway, where she was concerned with computer vision-based aquaculture applications. In 2016, her was awarded an Onsager Fellowship from NTNU's Research Excellence. She is currently working within the field of robotic vision targeting underwater, on sea surface, on land, in air and space as well as indoor and industrial related robotic applications.
Kim Nergaard - ESA
Kim Nergaard has worked at the European Space Agency (ESA) since 1992. He has a Cand.Scient. degree in Cybernetics from the University of Oslo. He started his career in the simulations section at ESA/ESOC, developing environment and subsystem models for spacecraft simulators. He was then head of the Future Studies section, responsible for studies related to mission operations for future ESA missions. From 2009 to 2022 he has been responsible for surface operations activities in the Multi-Purpose-End-To-End-Rover-Operations-Network (METERON). He is currently the "Head of the Mission Operations Definition Unit" in the "Solar System and Exploration Mission Division" at the ESA operations centre, European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt Germany.