Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI)

The Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) is an "Industry on Campus" project established in the context of the German excellence initiative. It is run jointly by the University of Heidelberg and the following companies: Bosch, Heidelberg Engineering, Volume Graphics and Bayer. The HCI is a department of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR).

Established in 2008, the HCI is built on the fact that basic problems in image processing, computer vision, and machine learning are largely application-independent. The approximately 80 scientists working in HCI conduct basic research with the aim of providing cutting-edge solutions to basic image analysis problems for applications in industry, environmental and life sciences. The HCI is part of the institutional strategy of the University of Heidelberg within the  Excellence Initiative.