Speakers Bio & Abstract
Research Professor and Professor Emeritus
University of Stuttgart
BiographyBorn: May 19, 1950, in Gemuenden, Westerwald. Married with wife Karin, 2 children: Serena and Sebastian.
Apprentice in Surveying (1964-67), Professional Cadastral Surveyor (1967-79), Military Surveyor (1969-71), Studies of Surveying: Univ. Applied Science Mainz (1971-74 & Univ. Bonn (1974-77); PhD in Signal Processing, Univ. Bonn (1982); Habilitation Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Techn. Univ. Munich (1990). 1992-2016: Full Professor and Director of the Institute for Photogrammetry, Univ. Stuttgart, 2016-now Research Professor
Professional Activities (Selection): 1994-1996 Dean Faculty Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Stuttgart, 1996-2000: President ISPRS Technical Commission IV Mapping and GIS; 1998-2000: Vice President Univ. Stuttgart, Section Higher Education and Life Long Learning; 2000-2006: President Univ. Stuttgart; 2000-now: Academic Co-Founder of the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt, and Member GUC Board of Trustees; 2002-2006: Member Board of Directors, Leica Geosystems, Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 2006-16: Chairman Board of Trustees The ISPRS Foundation (TIF); 2006-11: Member of Apples University Education Forum (UEF), Apple, Cupertino, USA; 2009-13 EuroSDR Vice President Research; 2013-now: Visiting Professor in Architecture and Urban Planning of the German University in Cairo (GUC), Lectures in Surveying, 2014-19: Member Advisory Board Center of Excellence Laser Scanning, Academy of Finland, 2014-now: Visiting Professor in Computer Science at the Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUSTECH), Lectures in Geoinformatics, 2017-now Vice Chair Board of Trustees German University in Cairo, 2017-now Vice Chair UN-GGIM PSN WG Land Administration.
Awards: IAG Fellow (1987), MeDiDaPrix Winner (2005) with eLearning Concept Univ Stuttgart, Honorary Professor Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (2007), ISPRS Fellow (2012), Honorary Member ESNC Jury Baden Wuerttemberg (2016).
R&D: 1992-2015 Organizer of the biennial symposium The Photogrammetric Week Series; Research Areas: Photogrammetry, GIS, Computer Vision, Statistical Inference, Signal Processing, Laser Scanning, More than 420 publications, thereof 30 Textbooks/proceedings; Supervisor of 37 PhDs (finished), 12 are still under supervision, Co-Supervisor of more than 60 PhDs.