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Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Fritsch

Dieter Fritsch



Privatdozent Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Technische Universität München , 1991
Dr.-Ing. habil. Civil Engineering and Surveying, Technische Universität München, 1990
Dr.-Ing. Geodesy, Universität Bonn, 1982
Dipl.-Ing. Surveying, Universität Bonn, 1977
Ing. (grad.) Surveying, Univ. Applied Science (Fachhochschule) Mainz, 1974
Military Service Surveyor 1969-1971
Professional Surveyor Cadastral and Surveying Office Westerburg, 1967-1969
Apprenticeship Surveying Cadastral and Surveying Office Westerburg, 1964-67
Born: May 19, 1950



10/00 - 09/06 Rector, Universität Stuttgart (appointed to 6 years)
10/98 - 09/00 Vice Rector Higher Education and Life Long Learning, Univ. Stuttgart (2 years app.)
10/94 - 09/96 Dean Faculty of Civil Engineering and Surveying, Universität Stuttgart
06/92 - current Full Professor, Universität Stuttgart, Director Institute for Photogrammetry (ifp)
01/91 - 05/92  Privatdozent, Photogrammetry and GIS, Technische Universität München
01/89 - 04/89  Invited Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
88 - 91 Senior Researcher, Technische Universität München
83 - 88 Research Assistant, Technische Universität München
78 - 83 Research Assistant, Universität Bonn



Fellow International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, 2012
Honorary Professor of Wuhan University, China, 2007
Appointment Chairman Board of Trustees, The ISPRS Foundation, 2006-current
Appointment Member of Apple’s University Education Forum (UEF), 2006-current
Appointment Member Scientific Advisory Board, The Finnish Geodetic Institute (FGI), Helsinki, Finland, 2005-10
MeDiDaPrix 2005 Winner (for the eLearning concept Univ. Stuttgart)
Appointment Board of Directors, Leica Geosystems AG, Heerbrugg/Switzerland, 2002-06
Appointment Member Board of Trustees, German University in Cairo, 2002-current
Offer Full Professorship “Surveying”, Agricultural University Vienna/Austria, 2000
Principal Investigator Earth Observation Program MOMS/PRIRODA, 1992-1996
Visiting Fellow Land Victoria, Australia, 1997
Visiting Fellow South African Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 1991, 1996
Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), 1993
Harper Book Award for Outstanding Study Performance, 1977



Vice President Research EuroSDR, 2009-13
Academic Co-Founder and Member Academic Founding Committee of The German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt, since 2000
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
      President ISPRS Technical Commission 4 “Mapping and GIS” 1996 – 2000
      Co-Chairmen ISPRS Working Group III/3 “Image Understanding”, Technical Commission III, 1992-1996
      Chairmen ISPRS Working Group V/3 “Image Analysis and Image Synthesis for Close
      Range Applications”,
      Technical Commission V, 1988-1992
      Member ISPRS Working Group “Geographic Information System Theory”, 1988-1992
      Member ISPRS Working Group “Digital Terrain Models”, 1985-1988
      National Delegate Germany, since 1998
Journal Geo-Information-Systems (GIS)
      Editor-in-Chief 1988-2006
International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
      Member IAG Study Group “Kinematic and Dynamic System Modelling of Geodetic Measurements, 1987-1991
      Chairman IAG Study Group “Statistical Methods for Estimation and Testing of Geodetic Data” 1983-87
      Member IAG Study Group “Computer Aided Design of Geodetic Networks, 1980-1987
2002-11 DFG SFB 627 "Nexus - Spatial World Models for Mobile Context-Aware Applications" (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - German Science Foundation)



2013-16 Member EU COST ACTION "4D Cultural Heritage World"
2012-15 Member EU COST ACTION "The Citizen a Mapping Sensor"
2011 PPP Project "3D Reconstruction Royal Palace Amsterdam"
2010-13 DFG Project "Parallelisierte Analyse in Hybriden 3D-Geo-Informationssystemen" (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - German Science Foundation)
2012-15 DFG Project "Grammatik-basierte Erzeugung von Innenraummodellen durch mobile Teilnehmer" (Joint Project D. Fritsch/K. Rothermel, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - German Science Foundation)
2002-11 2002-11 DFG SFB 627 "Nexus - Spatial World Models for Mobile Context-Aware Applications" (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - German Science Foundation)



Fritsch, D., Grimm, A., Kremer, J., Rothermel, M. & Wenzel, K. (2013): Bilddatenerfassung mit eine Gyrocopter - Erste Erfahrungen zur "Photogrammetrie nach Bedarf". DGPF Tagungsband 22/2013, Dreiländertagung, Freiburg, 9 S.

Abdel-Wahab, M., Wenzel., K. & Fritsch, D. (2012): Automated and Accurate Orientation of Large Unordered Image Datasets for Close Range Cultural Heritage Data Recording. Photogrammetrie, Fernerkunduing, Geoinformation (PFG), 6/2012), pp. 679-689 (Peer Reviewed).

Fritsch, D., Abdel-Wahab, M., Cefalu, A. & Wenzel, K. (2012:
Photogrammetric Point-Cloud Collection with Multi-Camera Systems. In: Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation, Eds. M. Ioannides, D. Fritsch, J. Leissner, R. Davies, F. Remondino, R. Caffo. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, pp. 11-20 (Peer Reviewed).

Fritsch, D., Mooney, K., Oestman, A. (2012):
EduServ – The Education Service of EuroSDR: Sharing Experience for Capacity Building, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXIX Part B6, p. 87-90, Commission VI, XXIIth ISPRS Congress 2012, Melbourne, Australia, 2012.

Fritsch, D., Kremer, J., Grimm, A. (2012)
A Case Study of Dense Image Matching Using Oblique Imagery – Towards All-in-One Photogrammetry. GIM International. April 2012, Volume 26, Number 4.

Ioannides, M., Fritsch, D., Leissner, J., Davies, R., Remondino, F., Caffo, R. (Eds.) (2012)
Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation. 4th International Conference, EuroMed 2012, Lemessos, Cyprus, October 29 -- November 3, 2012, Proceedings Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7616. Subseries: Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI. 2012, 2012, XXV, 898 p. 494 illus. (Peer Reviewed).

Tang, R., Fritsch, D. & Cramer, M. (2012):
New rigorous and flexible Fourier self-calibration models for airborne camera calibration. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 71, pp. 76-85. July 2012 (Peer Reviewed).

Tang, R., Fritsch, D., Cramer, M. & Schneider, W. (2012):
A Flexible Mathematical Method for Camera Calibration in Digital Aerial Photogrammetry. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PERS), Vol. 78, No. 10, October 2012, pp. 1069-107 (Peer Reviewed).

Fritsch, D. (Ed.) (2011):
Photogrammetric Week '11. Wichmann, Berlin/Offenbach, 330p.

Zavoti, J. & Fritsch, D. (2011):
A First Attempt At a New Algebraic Solution of the Exterior Orientation of Photogrammetry. Acta Geod- Geoph. Hung., Vol 46(3), pp. 317-325 (Peer Reviewed).



Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing of Geodetic Data, Theory and Application of Digital Signal Processing
Digital Photogrammetry: Airborne and Space-borne Digital Sensor Systems, Sensor Integration, 3D City Modelling, 3D Building Modelling, Digital Terrain Models, Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning (LIDAR)
Geographical Information Systems: Data Structures, Data Quality, Metadata, OpenGIS,  3D GIS, Mobile GIS, GIS Data Visualization, Computer Games
Life Long Learning: Strategies, Repositories, Podcasts, Organizer of the biennial Photogrammetric Week Series
Intercultural Relations: German University in Cairo, Higher Education Management


More than 300 publications, thereof 19 textbooks and proceedings!



Supervision and Guidance of 30 PhD Students at the Institute for Photogrammetry, Univ. Stuttgart (1993-2012)
Co-Supervisor of more than 40 PhD Students from other universities (national and international) (1993-2012)
Supervision and Guidance of 2 PostDocs for Habilitation Degree at the Institute for Photogrammetry, Univ. Stuttgart (1993-2012)
Co-Supervisor of 1 PostDoc for Habilitation Degree (at ETH Zurich)