Dr. Larissa Triess

  • Machine Learning Engineer | Product Owner for Perception, Fusion, Prediction | PhD supervisor


  • 2022
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Computer Science
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2018
    Master of Science (M.Sc.): Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
    University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2016
    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.): Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
    University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Professional Experience

  • 10/2021 - today
    Machine Learning Engineer
    Research and Development Mercedes-Benz AG, Stuttgart, Germany
    • product owner for perception, fusion, and prediction for L4 automated parking and driving
    • work package lead in publicly funded research project "STADT:up"
    • supervision of PhD student with research on open world scene understanding
    • previously product owner for automatic label generation and machine learning enablement for 3D obstacle detection
  • 11/2022 - 03/2023
    Self-Employed Software Developer and IT Consultant
    Freelancer at Intervall, Stuttgart, Germany
    • Machine learning project for a medical application using gas sensor data
  • 12/2018 - 09/2021
    Doctoral Researcher on Deep Generative Models
    Research and Development Mercedes-Benz AG, Stuttgart, Germany
    • semantic segmentation of LiDAR point clouds for automated driving
    • synthesizing realistic 3D data with deep generative models
    • quantifying the quality of LiDAR data for downstream perception
    • using scene geometry to learn domain-invariant semantic features

Student Experience

  • 04/2018 - 10/2018
    Master Thesis Student, LiDAR Perception
    Research and Development Mercedes-Benz AG, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 10/2017 - 03/2018
    Visiting Research Student, Deep Learning
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • 10/2016 - 10/2017
    Part-time Student Employee, Vehicle Perception
    Research and Development Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 04/2016 - 09/2016
    Visiting Research Student, Computer Vision
    Voxar Labs, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
  • 10/2015 - 02/2016
    Part-time Student Employee, Automotive Networks
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 05/2014 - 07/2015
    Teaching Assistant
    University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Personal and Professional Training

  • 04/2022 - today
    Bronnbacher Scholarship
  • 09/2021
    Academy “Leadership and Personality”
  • 10/2020 - 02/2021
    Leadership Talent Academy (LTA)
  • 07/2019
    International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS)
  • 10/2014 - 07/2015
    Junior Mentoring Tandem (JUMETA)
  • 09/2010 - 07/2011
    Student Engineering Academy


  • 2020
    • Coursera: “Graph Search, Shortest Paths, and Data Structures”
    • Coursera: “Divide and Conquer, Sorting and Searching, and Randomized Algorithms”
  • 2018
    • University of Stuttgart: Certificate for Intercultural Competence and Internationality

Honors and Awards

  • 2023
    • Finalist for the AI Newcomer Award of the German Informatics Society in the category Technical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2018
    • 2nd place in ZEISS Robotics Innovation Competition in team of four student members
  • 2017
    • Baden-Württemberg Scholarshop for funding exchange semester in Japan
  • 2016
    • Women STEM Award for outstanding Bachelor’s Thesis in the field of automotive technologies granted by aud!max MEDIEN and Deutsche Telekom
    • CNPq scholarship for visiting researchers in Brazil
  • 2015
    • Bosch alumni network (students@bosch) for top 5% students that worked at Robert Bosch GmbH

Other Interests

  • traveling, hiking, running, dancing, singing, eating