Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Gülch

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Gülch  <<

Head of the Laboratory for Image Understanding and Earth Observation Sensors (LIMES),
Member of Senat October 01, 2010 - September 30, 2018,
Since 2015 Member of the BW-CAR (Baden-Württemberg Center of Applied Research)

Phone: +49 (0)711 8926 2610
Fax: +49 (0)711 8926 2556
E-Mail: eberhard.guelch@hft-stuttgart.de
Office Location: room 2/208
Address: Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
Schellingstr. 24, 70174 Stuttgart
Office Hours: by appointment
Faculty: Faculty Geomatics, Computer Science und Mathematics
Area of Expertise: Photogrammetry

Research Interests<<

  • Automation in Digital Photogrammetry and Image Understanding


Seminars and Lectures<<

  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Practice (PG)
  • Planning, Organization, Management (PG)
  • Advanced Topics in Photogrammetry (PG)
  • Research Seminar (PG)
  • Fernerkundung (VM)
  • Projekt Ingenieurvermessung (VM)
  • Wissenschaftliches Projekt (VM)
  • Photogrammetrie (VG3/4)
  • Nahbereichsvermessung(VG3/4)
  • Ausgewählte Kapitel der Geomatik – AKG Airborne- /Mobile- Laserscanning (VG6/7)
  • Ausgewählte Kapitel der Geomatik – AKG DPH/FEK – Digitale Photogrammetrie/Fernerkundung (VG6/7)
  • Ausgewählte Kapitel der Geomatik – AKG SMS – Steuerung mit Sensoren (VG6/7)
  • Ausgewählte Kapitel der Geomatik – AKG IMA – Indoor Mapping (VG6/7)
  • Sensoren für geometrische Größen (IL2)
  • Messsysteme (IL4)
  • Projekt Informationslogistik (IL6)
  • Integriertes Projekt (IL7)


Academic Qualifications<<

1994/1995 Docent Presentation and Seminar at the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (KTH) on "Extraction of Cartographic Features from Digital Imagery". On 17th January 1995 appointed Docent at the KTH. (equivalent to the habilitation)
1993 PhD at the University Stuttgart. Title: "Erzeugung digitaler Geländemodelle durch automatische Bildzuordnung".
1978-1983 Study Surveying at the University Stuttgart. Degree: Dipl.-Ing. Several years working as student assistant at the Institute for "Anwendungen der Geodäsie im Bauwesen".

Professional Experience<<

since 2003 Professor for Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
2000 - 2003 Inpho GmbH Stuttgart. Project leader Advanced Technologies und Product Manager several software packages.
1996 - 2000 Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Photogrammetry, University Bonn. Leader of the "Building extraction group".
1993 - 1996 Assistant Professor (Forskarassistent) for ''Geoinformatics and Digital Photogrammetry'' at the Institute of Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1989 - 1993 Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
1988 - 1989 Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technical University Helsinki, Espoo, Finland.
1983 - 1988 Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Photogrammetry of University Stuttgart (from 1984 in SFB 228 "Hochgenaue Navigation" (Special Research Project High Precision Navigation))

Selected Publications<<



Cooperations and Technology Transfer<<

  • Consulting for photogrammetric companies.
    Research applications and projects with companies and institutions including theses work
  • Research proposals with companies and public authorities as well as supervision of dissertations and theses
    • Finnish Geodetic Institute, Espoo, Finnland (Dr. Hyyppä)
    • KTH Stockholm (Dr. Fan)
    • University College London (Prof. Dowman)
    • Uni Hohenheim, Institut für Bienenkunde (Dr. Horn, Keller)
    • Audi AG, Neckarsulm (Dr. Albiez)
    • ESG GmbH, München, (Dr. Ohlhof)
    • Daimler AG, Sindelfingen (Dr. Pfahler, Dr. Pollak)
    • GerMAP GmbH, Welzheim (Dr. Mayr)
    • Pieneering OY, Helsinki, Finnland (Heikkilä)
    • Topometric GmbH, Göppingen (Dr. Berger)
    • TopScan GmbH, Rheine (Dr. Lindenberger)
    • Bayerische Landesanstalt für Wald- und Forstwirtschaft, Bayern (Dr. Straub)
    • FVA - Forstliche Versuchs- und Forschungsanstalt Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg (Riemer)
    • Stadtmessungsamt Stuttgart (Mohl)
  • 1. Examiner and supervisor of 21 Diploma-Thesis since 2003
  • 1. Examiner and supervisor of 31 Bachelor-Thesis since 2003
  • 1. Examiner and supervisor of 63 Master-Thesis since 2003
  • External reviewer for universities, research projects and institutions
  • Supervision of PhD Theses
  • Articles in technical books
    • Gülch, E., 2005. Erfassung von 3D-Geodaten mit Digitaler Photogrammetrie. In: Zipf, A. & V. Coors (Eds.): 3D-Geoinformationssysteme – Grundlagen und Anwendungen, Wichmann Verlag.
    • Gülch, E., Kaartinen, H., Hyppä, J., 2018. Quality of Buildings Extracted from Airborne Laserscanning Data – Results of an Empirical Investigation on 3D Building Reconstruction. In Shan, J. and Toth, C.K. (Eds.) Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing, Second Edition. March 5, 2018 by CRC Press. ISBN 9781498772273.
  • e-Learning Modules
    • Development of e-Learning modules in a research project and usage in the Master programme Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics (and in the pre-course)
    • Organisation and managment (with Prof. Dr. Schröder) of the Moodle Workshop, HFT Stuttgart, September 17.-21., 2012 in the frame of the EU Tempus GIDEC Project
  • CContributions to continuous education for professional audience
    • Publications in journals
    • Presentations and publications on conferences
    • Exhibitions on fairs (e.g. InterGEO)


R & D Projects<<

  • Projectmanager Beesmart-Beehappy: Creation of a geocoded honey yield catalogue for bees including crowdsourcing with smartphones. Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (MWK), 1.11.2013 - 31.10.2015.
  • Co-Projectmanager MMS „Automated extraction of vertical structures in urban areas with multisensor mobile mapping data“, BMBF Project, 01.09.2012 - 31.08.2015.
  • Co-Projectmanager HyCity „Automated city inventory with fusion of hyperspectralk and LiDAR-data“, BMBF Project, 1.7.2009 - 30.6.2012.
  • HFT Projectmanager EU Tempus Project Geographic Information technology for sustainable development in Eastern neighouring countries (Projectmanagement KTH Stockholm), 15.10.2010 - 14.10.2013
  • Projectmanager Bachelor Programme 'Information Logistics' at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences carried out on behalf of the LANDESSTIFTUNG Baden-Württemberg. 01.09.2006 - 01.02.2011
  • Projectmanager iCity–Exploratives Project BIM conform registration of 3D-geometry and semantic construction-part-information for building modelling, 1.8.2017-31.07.2021
  • Co-applicant Researchmap main research TERDS (Tecnologies for spatial data and simulation).


International Experience<<

Reviewing Activities

  • External Examiner of Geomatics programme at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) for period 2007-2009 (Bachelor and Master).
  • External Evaluation MSc Programme Geospatial Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology May 2013
  • Reviewer for Academy of Finland.
  • Reviewer for Finnish Ministery of Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Reviewer for Natural Environment Research Council, UK.
  • Reviewer for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
  • Reviewer of MUST Project Joanneum Graz, 2013-2015
  • Reviewer for Science Foundation Irland.
  • Reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation.
  • Reviewer for Research Grants Team NERC, UK.
  • Reviewer for the Helmholtz-Validation-Fund.
  • Reviewer for the HAW Bavaria.
  • Reviewer for the working group innovative projects (AGiP) and of the ministry for science in Lower Saxony.
  • Reviewer for dissertations (D, FIN, S, IRL, DK), since 1993.
  • Reviewer for numerous professional journals in the fields Photogrammetry and Computer Vision, since 1991

Management Positions in Organisations and Institutions

  • Secretary of the German Society of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF), 2012-2018
  • Secretary of the foundation PFGeo, since 2016
  • Associate Editor ISPRS Journal (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), 2005-2017
  • Member of the International Advisory Board ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 1.1.2018 – 30.04.2019
  • Member of the editorial board of the Photogrammetric Record, since 2001
  • Member of the editorial advisory board of the PJF (Photogrammetric Journal of Finland), since 2002
  • Co-Chairman of the DGPF Working Group Image Analysis and Image Understanding, since 2012
  • Member of the Baden-Württemberg Center of Applied Research (BW-CAR), 2015-2020
  • Head of the Laboratory for Image Understanding and Earth Observation Sensors (LIMES), since 2005
  • Member of the International Interaction Group Academy of Finland for Strategic Research Council Project Combat 2015-2017, NLS Finland
  • Right to vote for the DFG election of peers, since 2015


Academic and Professional Body Membership<<

  • Member of the Swedish Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (SSFF) since 1989
  • Member of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF) since 1991-
  • Member of the Finnish Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (FSPRS) since 1992
  • Member of the "Deutschen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mustererkennung e.V."(DAGM) since 1999
  • Member of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) UK since 2001


Grants and Awards<<

  • Hansa Luftbild Award 2001 of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF) in conjunction with Dipl.-Phys. Hardo Müller and Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Läbe.
  • German Association of Surveying (DVW), Harbert-Book Donation, 1983.
  • University Stuttgart, Faculty for Civil Engineering and Surveying, Book Donation of the Ludwig-Lenz Stiftung, 1979.