department of informatics

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  • Professor at University of Fribourg, head of the DIVA research group.
  • Dean of the Faculty of Science, 08/2010 - 01/2013
  • Currently Vice-Rector of the University of Fribourg for Reserach and IT

Teaching Activities

Current courses:

  • Introduction to Imperative Programming (BSc 1st semester, in French)
  • Object oreited Programming (Bsc 2nd semester, in French)

Occasional and former courses:

  • Algorithmics
  • Programming in Java
  • Digital Documents
  • Multimedia Engineering
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image Processing
  • Document Analysis and Recognition
  • Formal Semantics
  • Theory of Programming Languages

Current Research Projects

  • HisDoc 2.0: Towards Digital Paleography (FNS)
  • HisDoc: Historical Document Analysis ans Indexing (Sinergia project with the Universities of Bern and Neuchâtel)

Domains of Expertise

  • Digital Image Processing
  • Signal and Image Analysis
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Document Analysis, Recognition and Understanding
  • Multimodal Biometry (speaker and writer authentication)
  • Human-Machine Interaction

Important Functions

  • Director of the CUSO Doctoral Program in Computer Science
  • Member of the Foundation Council of Hasler-Stiftung
  • Chair of the Swiss Pattern Recognition Association
  • Member of the Governing Board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR)


Rolf Ingold
Department of Informatics
Boulevard de Pérolles 90
office : Pérolles-2, B421
phone : +41 26 300 84 66
e-mail : rolf.ingold(at)