As the Ice Breaker at IGARSS 2012 was starting, we were able to speak with Richard Bamler, Director of DLR’s Remote Sensing Technology Institute. In this webcast, he tells us his views on the importance of remote sensing and its applications.
Richard Bamler received his diploma degree in electrical engineering, his doctor of engineering degree, and his ‘habilitation’ in the field of signal and systems theory in 1980, 1986, and 1988, respectively, from the Technische Universität München (Germany). He worked there between 1981 and 1989 on optical signal processing, holography, wave propagation, and tomography.
He joined the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, in 1989, where he is currently the director of the Remote Sensing Technology Institute. In early 1994 he was a visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in preparation of the Space Shuttle SIC-C/X-SAR missions, and in 1996 he was a guest professor and the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Since 2003 he has held a professorship in remote sensing technology at the Technische Universität München.
Richard Bamler is an IEEE Fellow. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications, a book on multidimensional linear systems theory, and several patents on SAR signal processing.