Dr. Thomas Hoch

Key Researcher Data Science


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Dr. Thomas Hoch is Key Researcher and Project Leader in the Knowledge-Based Vision Systems for Industrial Applications Group at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg. He received his Diploma in Computer Science in 2001 and his PhD degree in 2006 both from the Technical University of Berlin in the Area of Neural Information Processing. He won on Kaggle an international Data Mining competition about taxi travel time prediction held by ECML/PKDD conference in 2015.

Dr. Thomas Hoch has been engaged in the COMET research project on multi camera based tracking in soccer and ice hockey from the very beginning since 2006 as project manager and key researcher. Along with this long-standing multi-camera tracking research project, Dr. Hoch, intimately familiar with the underlying technology and the resulting data, developed himself to an expert for spatio-temporal data analysis. In the FFG research project WiMoiS as well as SKIN (KIRAS) he is the principal investigator with focus on the spatial analysis of time dependent position data by means of deep learning and unsupervised clustering techniques.