Joanneum Research GmbH, Austria

Gerhard Paar

Gerhard Paar

Gerhard Paar is head of the Machine Vision Application Research Group and Head of the Close Range Photogrammetry Team of the JOANNEUM RESEARCH Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, with 25 years of experience in the field of computer vision and digital photogrammetry. He leads the development team for the photogrammetric tunnel metrology system Dibit, one of the first fully automatic industrial close-range photogrammetry systems for non-expert users world-wide. In this framework, a combination of stereo photogrammetry and laser scan imagery is covered in terms of sensor geometry, sensor fusion, robust behaviour for industrial application, large-data mapping, and surface reconstruction. Gerhard Paar coordinates the ExoMars PanCam 3D Vision Team and is key-researcher for matching within the Austrian KProjekt Centre of Competence “Embedded Computer Vision” for industrial computer vision cutting-edge development, coordinated the EC FP7-Space Projects PRoVisG and PRoViScout. At present he coordinates the FP7-SPACE Project PRoViDE and the FP7-SME Project De-Montes. He acts as JR-internal project manager of ESA and nationally funded space-related projects.

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Arnold Bauer

Arnold Bauer

Arnold Bauer is member of the Close Range Photogrammetry Team in the Machine Vision Applications Research Group of the JOANNEUM RESEARCH Institute for Information and Communication Technologies. He is a software engineer & applications developer with expertise and more than 20 years of experience in digital photogrammetry, stereovision, 3D-measurement & reconstruction, and vision-based navigation. In addition to industrial projects (e.g. tunnel measurement system), he participates in several ESA studies to evaluate computer vision for navigation and 3D reconstruction of planetary mosaicing, digital elevation model generation, sensor fusion, and visualisation.

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Benjamin Huber

Benjamin Huber

Ben Huber has a Master's degree in Information Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Graz (FH-Joanneum 2008). From 2008 - 2010 he worked as a research assistant (PhD position) for the FWF funded Austrian science project "i-MeaS - An Intelligent Image-Based Measurement System for Geo-Hazard Monitoring". In the course of the project he developed mechanisms for the detection and tracking of corresponding stereo-points from a video theodolite system to be used for a further assessment and monitoring of deformations and land- and rockslide events. Since the beginning of 2011 he is a member of the close range photogrammetry group of the Institute of Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Joanneum research. His main research interests include stereo vision, 3D reconstruction and software engineering.

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Maria del Pilar Caballo Perucha

Maria del Pilar Caballo Perucha

B.Sc. degree in Topography at the University of Technology of Madrid with Thesis on Classical Topography "Cartography of the archaeological deposit RECOPOLIS", Zorita de los Canes, Guadalajara, Spain.

M.Sc. degree in Geodesy and Cartography at the University of Technology of Valencia with Master Thesis on Digital Photogrammetry "Photogrammetric Framework for Mars Landing Site Reconstruction", JR, Graz, Austria.

M.Sc. degree in "Space Sciences, Remote Sensing" at the Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria, with Master Thesis on Remote Sensing " Development and Analysis of Algorithms for the Optimisation of Automatic Image Correlation", JR, Graz, Austria.

Nov. 1999 - Nov. 2000: employee at JR, training scholarship "Leonardo da Vinci".

Since Nov. 2000 on: employee for JR as research engineer, at the Department of Digital Image Processing.

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