About Me

Professional Experience

05/2019 – present Post-doctoral Researcher (team leader for "Machine Learning"),
Department SAR Technology, DLR, Wessling, Germany
02/2014 – present Lecturing,
Computer Vision & Remote Sensing group, TU Berlin, Germany
02/2014 – 05/2019 Post-doctoral Researcher,
Computer Vision & Remote Sensing group, TU Berlin, Germany
11/2017 – 01/2018 Guest Researcher,
Okutomi Lab, Toyko Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
02/2016 – 04/2017 Lecturing,
Turkish-German University, Istanbul, Turkey
10/2014 – 02/2015 Scientific Coaching,
SOPAT GmbH, Berlin, Germany
04/2010 – 06/2010 Freelance research and development,
Datenmeer GmbH, Berlin, Germany
08/2009 – 08/2009 Guest Researcher,
Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation, Leibnitz Universität Hannover, Germany
07/2007 – 07/2014 Research Scientist,
Computer Vision & Remote Sensing group, TU Berlin, Germany
11/2005 – 04/2006 Research Assistant,
Fraunhofer Institute IPK, Berlin, Germany

Professional Activities

Organizations

2022 – present Elected member of the GRSS AdCom
2021 – present Chair of IEEE-GRSS Technical Committee Image Analysis and Data Fusion (IADF)
2019 – present Representative of GRSS in SpaceNet
2016 – 2022 Co-Chair of ISPRS Commission II Working Group 1 - Image Orientation
2017 – 2021 Co-Chair of IEEE-GRSS Technical Committee Image Analysis and Data Fusion (IADF)

Memberships

- IEEE
- Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS)
- International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
- Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mustererkennung (DAGM)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation (PFG)

Organizer

Conferences - Session Organiser of IGARSS 2022 (SAR Imaging Techniques)
- Theme Coordinator (SAR Imaging Techniques and Pol-/PolInSAR) of IGARSS 2021
- Competition chair at ICETCI 2021
- Session Organiser of IGARSS 2020 (Artificial Intelligence in Remote Sensors)
- Program Chair at Smart World Congress
- Publication Chair of 3DV 2018
Workshops - Chair of the "EarthVision 2022" WS at CVPR 2022
- Chair of the "EarthVision 2021" WS at CVPR 2021
- Chair of the "EarthVision 2020" WS at CVPR 2020
- Chair of the "EarthVision 2019" WS at CVPR 2019
- Chair of the "Photogrametric Computer Vision" WS at CVPR 2019
- ISPRS Workshop "Photogrammetry for 3D Geo-Applications" PhotoGA 2017 within the ISPRS GeoSpatial Week 2017
Competitions - Technical lead of the SpaceNet 8 Challenge
- Co-organizer of the IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest 2022
- Co-organizer of the IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest 2021
- Co-organizer of the IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest 2020
- Co-organizer of the IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest 2019
- Co-organizer of the IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest 2018
Tutorials / Lectures / Webinars - Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at IGARSS 2022
- Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at InGARSS 2021
- Lecture "Land Cover Classification" at the CCG Course on SAR Principles and Applications 2021
- Lecture "Deep Learning for SAR Processing and Analysis" at Earth Observation Applications (UYGU) Summer School 2021
- Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at IGARSS 2021
- Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at InGARSS 2020
- Panel Debate "Artificial Intelligence and remote sensing: needs and goals" at the AMERSIE Fall school 2020
- Webinar GRSS Image Analysis and Data Fusion TC & Sample Activity: Benchmarking ML4RS" in the GRSS webinar series - Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at IGARSS 2020
- Lecture "Land Cover Classification" at the CCG Course on SAR Principles and Applications 2019
- Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at IGARSS 2019
- Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at IGARSS 2018
- Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at EUSAR 2018
- Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at Whispers 2018
- Tutorial "Machine Learning in Remote Sensing" at IGARSS 2017
Invited Sessions - Invited Session "Data Fusion: The AI Era" at IGARSS 2022
- Invited Session "Datasets and Benchmarking in Remote Sensing" at IGARSS 2022
- Invited Session "Data Fusion: The AI Era" at IGARSS 2021
- Invited Session "Machine Learning Datasets in Remote Sensing" at IGARSS 2021
- Invited Session "Data Fusion: The AI Era" at IGARSS 2020
- Invited Session "IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest" at IGARSS 2020
- Invited Session "Data Fusion: The AI Era" at IGARSS 2019
- Invited Session "Labels in Deep Learning: Friend or Foe" at IGARSS 2019
- Invited Session "Data Fusion" at IGARSS 2018

Reviewing

Journals - IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS)
- IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
- ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (P&RS)
- Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS)
- Photogrammetrie - Fernerkundung - Geoinformation (PFG)
- ISPRS International Journal of Geoinformation (IJGI)
Conferences - Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
- International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
- IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)
- Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV)
- German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR)
- ISPRS Congress
- IGARSS

Projects

- HIT Permafrost: The hidden image of thawing permafrost
- DeepSAR: Physical parameter estimation from SAR Data via joint model inversion and deep learning
- LightCAM: Enlightening the camera obscura – where photogrammetry, computer vision and robotics meet
- ICESAR 2019 - A Study on Sea Ice based on F-SAR XCL-Band Data
- Global-scale mapping of periglacial landforms on Earth and Mars using deep convolutional networks
- CatSAR: Object Categorization for Polarimetric Interferometric SAR Data

Benchmark Datasets

- Data Fusion Contest 2022: Semi-supervised Learning
- Data Fusion Contest 2021 - Track DSE: Detection of Settlements without Electricity
- Data Fusion Contest 2020: Weakly Supervised Learning for Large-scale Land Cover Mapping
- Data Fusion Contest 2019: Semantic 3D Reconstruction
- Data Fusion Contest 2018: Fusion of Multispectral, LiDAR, and Hyperspectral Data

Awards

2018 Best Student Paper Award, VISAPP (co-authored)
Towards Image Colorization with Random Forests
2016 Best Paper of Young Authors Award, ISPRS Congress (co-authored)
Reconstructing White Walls: Multi-View, Multi-Shot 3D Reconstruction of Textureless Surfaces
2007 Student Award of Faculty IV, TU Berlin

Education

04/2014 – 09/2019 BSc.-Cand. in Mathematics,
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
09/2007-02/2014 Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.),
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
2002 – 2007 Diploma in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.),
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Languages

German Mother tongue
English Fluent
Chinese Basic
Japanese Basic
Russian Basic

Private

2006 – present Study of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu
2008 – 2019 Board member Kobukai-Berlin e.V.
2011 – 2014 Study of chanoyu (Urasenke school)
2012 Open Water Diver