Volker Rodehorst

Name:Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Volker Rodehorst
Room:Schwanseestraße 143, room 1.14
Phone:+49 (0) 36 43/58 37 73
Office hours:On request
  • Photogrammetric computer vision (PCV)
  • Image analysis and object recognition (IAOR)
  • Parallel and distributed systems (PVS)
  • Geodesy (GEO)
  • Spatial information systems (GIS)
  • Building stock survey (BSS)
  • Geo-spatial monitoring (GSM)
  • Project: hot topics in computer vision (HTCV)
  • Bauhaus summer school: forecast engineering
  • PhD course: structural health monitoring and computer vision
  • ev.AI.luate - Evaluation of AI methods for damage detection on engineering structures in the context of image quality
  • Text-Image-Structure - Digital Humanities and the Discourse of Modernity (1880-1930)
  • MetaReal - Immersive communication, collaboration and intelligent services in a digital world copy
  • nVisDa - Structures for a consistent building inspection with digital images and data analytics
  • InfraCloud - Cloud-based 3D inspection of infrastructure using drones, computer vision, AI and BIM technologies
  • ScanSim (smood PLAN) - Data acquisition and processing of city quarters

Academic career

Since 2012, Volker Rodehorst is full professor for computer vision in both the faculty of media and the faculty of civil engineering at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Volker Rodehorst was born in 1968 and graduated 1994 in computer science at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). In his diploma thesis he worked on "shape analysis of complex objects under controlled motion". In 2003, he received his PhD in the faculty of civil engineering and applied geosciences with a thesis on "photogrammetric 3D reconstruction at close range using auto-calibration with projective geometry". In 2013, he habilitates in the faculty of electrical engineering and computer science on "photogrammetric computer vision for spatio-temporal 3D reconstruction".

In 1994, Volker Rodehorst worked as research assistant in the computer vision group at TUB for the DFG project "highly parallel stereo image processing (PARVIS)". From 1995 to 1997 he was in the photogrammetry and cartography group responsible for the DFG project "digital image analysis in architectural photogrammetry" and led from 1999 to 2001 the BMBF project "remote sensing in a gigabit network - automatic reconstruction of surfaces (FiGARO)". In the years from 2004 to 2009 he was as research assistant in the computer vision & remote sensing group responsible for the subproject "automatic 3D reconstruction of buildings by using high-resolution video sequences (ARTIST)" in a Sino-German DFG bundle. In 2011 he moved to the industrial metrology and developed algorithms for 3D reconstruction of CT data at the Wenzel Volumetrik GmbH in Singen.

Volker Rodehorst received 1994 a price of the computer science department at TUB for best academic performance and in 2008 at the ISPRS congress in Beijing a presidential citation for his work as scientific secretary in the WG III/2 for surface reconstruction.

Currently, Volker Rodehorst do research at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in the areas of image processing (feature extraction, description and tracking in image sequences), sensor orientation (modern calibration and orientation, automatic determination of camera path and ego-motion), 3D reconstruction (dense image matching, triangulation and multi-view analysis) as well as surface reconstruction (shape from stereo, motion, shading, structured light, silhouette or focus).