GIScience - Laser Scanning - LiDAR Research Group - Bernhard Höfle


Prof. Bernhard Höfle

Employment and Positions

since 04/2017Professor of GIScience and 3D Spatial Data Processing at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
since 04/2017Dean of Studies, Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences, Heidelberg University, Germany

2011 - 2017Junior Professor of GIScience and 3D Spatial Data Processing at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
2014/2015         Guest Professor at University of Vienna (Austria) at the Department of Geography and Regional Research
2010 - 2011         Group Leader in GIScience and 3D Data Analysis at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
2009 - 2010Research Associate (PostDoc) at the Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (IGF), University of Osnabrück, Germany
2007 - 2009Research Associate (PostDoc) at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF), Vienna University of Technology, Austria
2005 - 2007Junior Researcher at the alpS - Centre for Natural Hazard Management, Innsbruck, Austria

Education

2007Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr.rer.nat) with Excellence
2005 - 2007Doctoral programme at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, with area of dissertation in Physical Geography and Geoinformatics
2005Master of Science (Mag.rer.nat) with Excellence
2003 - 2004Studies of Natural Sciences at the Uppsala University, Sweden
1999 - 2005Studies of Geography at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

Academic Committees and Services

since 2014         Co-Chair of Working Group Geoinformatics of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF)
since 2013         Member of the Executive Board, Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE), Heidelberg University, Germany
2015 - 2016Council Member of International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE)
2008 - 2009Secretary of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission VII
 

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2014: Young Academy Scholar (WIN-Kolleg) of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 2010: Hengstberger Prize 2010 for Outstanding Young Scientists at the Heidelberg University
  • 2006: Research scholarship of the University of Innsbruck (PhD Thesis)
  • 2004: Research scholarship of the University of Innsbruck (Master Thesis)

Journal Reviewer

I conducted reviews for more than 20 international journals (SCI-listed), such as Applied Geography, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, GIScience & Remote Sensing, IEEE GRSL, IEEE JSTARS, International Journal of Digital Earth, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, and Transactions in GIS.

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