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Institute for Optical Systems (IOS)
Hochschule Konstanz
Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung
Postfach 100 543
78405 Konstanz

Tel.: + 49 7531 206-380
Fax: + 49 7531-206-521

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Prof. Dr. Georg Umlauf - Director

Diploma in computer science from University of Karlsruhe, 1996. Doctoral degree in computer science from University of Karlsruhe, 1999. PostDoc at University of Karlsruhe and University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, 1999-2000. Software development and senior researcher at Tebis AG, Hamburg, 2000-2002. Assistant professor for geometric algorithms at University of Kaiserslautern, 2002-2009. Interim professor for computer graphics at University of Karlsruhe, 2009. Since 2009 professor for computer graphics at University of Applied Sciences Konstanz and head of the computer graphics lab. Since 2010 member of the 'Institute for Optical Systems (IOS)' and 'Institute for Applied Research (IAF)'.

Main research interests: Computer graphics, geometric modeling (splines, subdivision), reverse engineering, physical simulations.


Prof. Dr.Matthias Franz - Vice Director

M.Sc. in Atmospheric Sciences from SUNY at Stony Brook, Diploma in physics from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen and doctoral degree in 1998. Thesis research in visual insect and robot navigation at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics and as a PostDoc at the Australian National University in Canberra. In industry he worked on various aspects of autonomous vision systems. 2002, he returned to the MPI as a group leader in the area of machine learning and computer vision. Since 2007 professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz and head of cognitive systems lab. Member of 'Institut für Angewandte Forschung (IAF)'.

Main research activities in the development of automatically generated vision systems, optimisation and probabilistic modeling, with applications in industrial machine vision, texture analysis and steganalysis.


Prof. Dr. Claus Braxmaier

Diploma in precision engineering at University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen. Diploma in physics and doctoral degree at the University of Konstanz in the eld of fundamental tests of physics. Post-Doc at University of Konstanz. At EADS Astrium GmbH, system responsible for scientic and earth observation missions for ESA and head of group 'Mission Metrology'. Since 2005 professor for physics and control theory at the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz. Member of 'Institut für Angewandte Forschung' and 'Institut für Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik' Konstanz. Since 2008 director of the 'Institute for Optical Systems' Konstanz. 

Main research: high resolutionoptical metrology for industrial and space applications.


Prof. Dr. Bernd Jödicke

Study of physics at the University of Kalrsruhe. Doctoral degree at Technical University Hamburg and University Karlsruhe in the eld of high frequency technology. After that, industrial work at ABB Baden, Switzerland, as executive director for R&D. Since 1992 professor for applied physics at University of Applied Sciences Konstanz. Member of 'Institute for Applied Research (IAF)', 'Institut für Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik (INM)', 'Institute for Optical Systems (IOS) Konstanz' and 'Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft'. Head of laboratory for light engineering at HTWG.

Main research activities in color and light measurements and color camera systems.


Prof. Dr. Burkhard Lehner

Diploma in computer science from University of Kaiserslautern, 2004. Doctoral degree in computer science from University of Kaiserslautern, 2008. Software development at Sirona Dental System GmbH, Bensheim, 2008-2013. Since 2013 professor for computer science at University of Applied Sciences Konstanz. Since 2014 member of the 'Institute for Optical Systems (IOS)'.

Main interests: software development, computational geometry, optical 3D measurement (especially in dental CAD/CAM).


Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Durst

Study of physics at the University of Stuttgart, 1986 doctoral degree in the eld of magnetism at the Max-Planck-Institute of metal research. Thereafter research center Weissach of the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, responsible for the central unit 'measurement technologies'.
Since 1993 professor for measurement engineering and sensor technology at the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz. Member of 'Institut für Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik' and 'Institute for Optical Systems' Konstanz. Head of laboratories for measurement and sensor technology and production metrology. Currently director of 'Institut für Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik' Konstanz. Activities in the accreditation


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