The main research areas include spatio-temporal 3D reconstruction, modern calibration and image orientation, dense stereo image matching, surface reconstruction using motion, shading, focus or silhouette, aerial image analysis for autonomously navigating flight systems as well as object recognition using knowledge-based image analysis.


  • 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

  • Vogtland pioneers - The foundations of digitalization in the preservation of monuments and renovation
  • 3reCapSL - Mobile 3D reality capture scanlab
  • ScanSim (smood PLAN) - Data acquisition and processing of city quarters
  • ISBau - Intelligent control of construction machines and realistic training
  • AISTEC - Modern technology for assessment of ageing infrastructure

  • Research group - Digital engineering for planning and revitalisation processes of urban areas
  • ZukunftBau - Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for condition determination of structures - sequel


  • Support of the assessment according to DIN 1076 by (semi-)automated image analysis using UAV (GMTIB, Federal Institute of Road Transport)
  • Scientific emergency protection concept for the choral pillar sculptures in Halberstadt Cathedral (Professorship Modelling and Simulation – Construction, Dipl. Rest. Corinna Grimm)
  • Feasibility study for the implementation of an automated aerial image-based building monitoring (GMTIB, Deutsche Bahn Netz AG)