Dr.-Ing. Yihui Yang

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Technical University of Munich

Chair of Engineering Geodesy (Prof. Holst)

Postal address

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

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Research Interests

  • Engineering geodesy
  • Laser scanning / LiDAR
  • Point cloud processing
  • Georeferencing and registration
  • Deformation analysis
  • Change detection


  • 2019.10 - 2023.07:  Ph.D. at Institute of Engineering Geodesy, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy, University of Stuttgart

  • 2016.09 - 2019.06:  M.Sc. in Geodesy and Geomatics, School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University

  • 2012.09 - 2016.06:  B.Sc. in Surveying and Mapping Engineering, School of Geography and Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences

Professional Experience

  • 2023.08 - present:  Chair of Engineering Geodesy, Technical University of Munich.
    Postdoctoral researcher.

  • 2023.05 - 2023.06:  3D Geospatial Data Processing (3DGeo) Research Group, Heidelberg University.
    Visiting researcher.

  • 2022.09:  Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2022.

  • 2019.10 - 2023.04:  Institute of Engineering Geodesy (IIGS), University of Stuttgart.
    Research assistant.

Selected Publications

Yang Y, Schwieger V. Patch-based M3C2: Towards lower-uncertainty and higher-resolution deformation analysis of 3D point clouds. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 2023;125:103535.

Yang Y, Schwieger V. Supervoxel-based targetless registration and identification of stable areas for deformed point clouds. Journal of Applied Geodesy. 2023;17(2):161-170.

Yang Y, Balangé L, Gericke O, Schmeer D, Zhang L, Sobek W, Schwieger V. Monitoring of the production process of graded concrete component using terrestrial laser scanning. Remote Sensing. 2021;13(9):1622.

Conference Presentations

Yang Y, Czerwonka-Schröder D, Holst C. Piecewise-ICP: Efficient Registration of 4D Point Clouds for Geodetic Monitoring, EGU General Assembly 2024. Apr 2024 (oral), Vienna, Austria.

Yang Y. Towards better targetless registration and deformation analysis of TLS point clouds using patch-based segmentation. DGK PhD Seminar Engineering Geodesy Division. Oct 2022 (oral), Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.

Yang Y. Supervoxel-based targetless registration and identification of stable areas for deformed point clouds. 5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM). Jun 2022 (oral), Valencia, Spain.

Current Projects

  • AImon 5.0: Real-time monitoring of gravitational mass movements for critical infrastructure risk management with AI-assisted 3D metrology 

  • TLS-Defo: Deformation analysis based on terrestrial laser scanner measurements (DFG FOR 5455)




  • Geodetic Monitoring (Geodäsie und Geoinformation - Master of Science)

Supervised Theses

  • Sonja Heidler (2024): Permanent monitoring using MEMS LiDAR. Bachelor's Thesis