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Vitus Benson

Research assistant
room: C3.017 (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576268
email: vbenson(at)

Research Interests:

  • Deep Learning
  • Earth Observation
  • Climate change adaptation


  • Currently: MSc Mathematical Physics, University of Leipzig
  • BSc Mathematics, University of Göttingen and University of Barcelona
  • BSc Business Administration, University of Göttingen

Current Projects

EarthNet2021: Forecasting localized climate impacts (


  • Requena-Mesa, C.*, Benson, V.*, Reichstein, M., Runge, J. & Denzler, J. EarthNet2021: A large-scale dataset and challenge for Earth surface forecasting as a guided video prediction task (2021). Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops. (
  • Requena-Mesa, C.*, Benson, V.*, Denzler, J., Runge, J. & Reichstein, M. EarthNet2021: A novel large-scale dataset and challenge for forecasting localized climate impacts (2020). Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning workshop at NeurIPS 2020. (
  • Benson, V. & Ecker, A.. Assessing out-of-domain generalization for robust building damage detection (2020). NeurIPS 2020 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (AI+HADR 2020). (

* Authors contributed equally.

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