Hans Lamecker

Hans Lamecker

Managing Director

1000shapes GmbH


I am co-founder and managing director of 1000shapes. I work on computer-aided analysis, planning and design of 3D products. My focus lies on medical devices and therapies. My mission is to advance these fields using innovative computational methodologies and tools.

  • Medical image processing
  • Shape matching/registration
  • Statistical shape analysis
  • 3D geometry and visualization
  • Doctoral degree (PhD) in Mathematics/Computer Science, 2008

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Diploma Degree in Physics, 2000

    Universität Heidelberg



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VerSe: a Vertebrae Labelling and Segmentation Benchmark for Multi-Detector CT Images
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AutoImplant 2020 - First MICCAI Challenge on Automatic Cranial Implant Design
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Curriculum Vitae

Managing Director
Jan 2015 – Present Berlin / Germany
Heading the business operations at 1000shapes GmbH.
Guest research associate
Jan 2015 – Present Berlin / Germany
Mar 2010 – Mar 2010 Berlin / Germany
Co-founded the ZIB and Matheon spin-off company 1000shapes GmbH together with Stefan Zachow.
Postdoctoral research
Jan 2009 – Dec 2009 Sophia-Antipolis / France
Member of the Asclepios group, working on brain image segmentation within the Health-e-Child project and cardiac simulation within the euHeart project. Working under Nicolas Ayache, Xavier Pennec and Hervé Delingette.
PhD studies in mathematics and computer science
Apr 2001 – Sep 2008 Berlin / Germany
The topic of my research was variational and statistical shape modeling for 3D geometry reconstruction. As an alumni, I am a member of the Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin e.V..
Research associate
Sep 2000 – Dec 2014 Berlin / Germany

I was part of the Visual Data Analysis department, member of the Therapy Planning Group, and involved in the Amira development. Working under Prof. Deuflhard, Hans-Christian Hege and Stefan Zachow. I became a member of the SIG Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine.

My research was funded by

  • DFG research center Matheon (FZT86)
  • European Commission project MXL (FP7-2009-ICT-248693)
  • DFG collaborative research center Hyperthermia: Clinical Aspects and Methodology (SFB273)
Research internship
May 2000 – Jun 2000 Cambridge/MA, USA
As part of my diploma thesis, I worked on numerical solutions to chiral dynamics in strong interaction physics.
Research internship
Feb 1998 – Apr 1998 Berlin / Germany
Development of an active-contour-based interactive image segmentation algorithm
Studies of physics
Apr 1995 – Jul 2000 Heidelberg / Germany
Specialization in theoretical elementary particle physics; graduation as Diplomphysiker with a thesis on the chiral dynamics in strong interaction physics.
Studies of mathematics, physics and computer science
Jan 1994 – Dec 1994 Auckland / New Zealand
Sep 1984 – Jun 1993 Germering near Munich, Germany
As an alumni, I am a member of the Max-Born-Netzwerk.


Best Paper Award
Automated Virtual Reconstruction of Large Skull Defects Using Statistical Shape Models and Generative Adversarial Networks
Shape Challenge Best Prize
Partial shape reconstruction of resected livers
VCBM 2012 Best Poster Award
Efficient projection and deformation of volumetric shape and intensity models for accurate simulation of X-ray images
Ausgründungspreis / Spin-off Award
Second-Best Auto-Segmentation Method
Knee/Cartilage from MR images
Best Auto-Segmentation Method
Manibular bone and nerve from DVT images
Karl-Heinz Höhne Preis
Atlas-based 3D-Shape Reconstruction from X-Ray Images
Best Auto-Segmentation Method
Liver from contrast-enhanced CT images
Best Podium Presentation


I like to teach courses on my research topics. Here are some examples:

Malen nach Zahlen - Wissenschaftliche Visualisierung
Creation of course material, coordination and instruction
Scientific Visualization with Amira
Course instructor in Maubeuge / France
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Creation of course material, coordination and instruction
Introduction to the Theory of Relativity
Creation of course material, coordination and instruction
Lecture accompanying Tutorials

Course instruction and correction of exercises for the following lectures:

  • Theoretical mechanics (Prof. Dr. F. Wegner)
  • Analysis II (Prof. Dr. H. Rost)
  • Analysis I (Prof. Dr. H. Rost)
  • Algorithms and data structures (Prof. Dr. G. Reinelt)


I have helped to organize, consult and support scientific events:

Session XVI - Registration, Segmentation and Modeling
Session Chair
Focus Session on Evaluation
Session Chair
Tandem Workshop on Geometry, Numerics and Visualization
Co-organization with M. Wardetzky and J. Bloch