Pedestrian Trajectory Prediction


Pedestrian Trajectory Prediction is the task of predicting a set of possible future trajectories for a given observation. This ability is indispensable for any autonomous platform navigating through crowded scenes and interacting with humans. In recent years, many research papers have leveraged the power of gernative models in order to predict a set of possible future trajectories.

In my research I particulary study multimodality of trajectory predictions. In particualr, I am interested in building models that predict a set of divers but still realistic trajectories.


In our ACCV 20 oral paper "Goal-GAN: Multimodal Trajectory Prediction Based on Goal Position Estimation" we build a model that learns a discrete probaility map of future intermediate goal positions. These goal positions are used to pre-condition the decoder to generate the final trajectory.

For more information about Goal-GAN check out the links below:




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Student Projects

Next to my main research I constantly supervise students for a guided research project or their theses, especially in the field of pedestrian trajectory prediction. If you are a student from TU Munich and motivated in doing a research project in Pedin that field please contact me via mail.

MOTChallenge. A Benchmark for Single-camera multi object tracking


In the recent past, the computer vision community has relied on several centralized benchmarks for performance evaluation of numerous tasks including object detection, pedestrian detection, 3D reconstruction, optical flow, single-object short-term tracking, and stereo estimation.

In our project we work on, an online platform for evalauting methods on a number of well established datasets and challenges. Our website provides a fair and transparent evaluation protocol. The results are shown on a public leaderboard on the website. At this moment, we have +2k active users who already submit +5k methods on challenges reaching from detection, multi-object tracking over tracking and segmentation.

Check out MOTChallenge (here) to download one of the datasets, submit your results or provide data for a new challenge.

The performance of these numerous allows us also to analyze the current trends in tracking methods and gives us an overview of the evolution of the performance of mulit-object trackers. For further read have a look at our IJCV journal paper "MOTChallenge: A Benchmark for Single-camera Multiple Target Tracking".