Jochen Lang received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from York University, Toronto and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 1996 and in 2001, respectively. He holds a B.Eng.(Hons) and a Dipl.-Ing.(FH) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He gained industrial experience in real-time systems, system verification and computer vision in Canada and Germany. He was a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany from 2002 to 2004 and joined the University of Ottawa in September of 2004.
His research focuses on measurement-based modeling in the area of visual computing combining techniques from computer graphics and computer vision. He has been responsible for deformable model acquisition in the IRIS NCE funded project "Reality-based Modeling and Simulation of Physical Systems in Virtual Environments" (website). More recently, his work has been partly funded by the European Union through the project "Virtual Heritage: High Quality Acquisition and Presentation" (website). He has published on measurement-based modeling in the fields of computer graphics, robotics and computer vision.