Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Richard Bamler

Methodik der Fernerkundung, DLR and TUM

Tel: +49 89 / 289 - 226 71

E-Mail: richard.bamler@tum.de

Homepage: www.dlr.de/eoc

current position

Director of Remote Sensing Technology Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and

Professor of Remote Sensing Technology, TUM

field of work

Earth observation with focus on algorithms for optimum information extraction from remote sensing data. This involves new estimation algorithms, like sparse reconstruction and compressive sensing for SAR, multi-/hyperspectral imaging, data fusion and machine learning.


Richard Bamler studied Electrical Engineering and received his PhD and his ‘Habilitation’ in 1986 and 1988, respectively, from the TUM where he worked on optical signal processing, holography and wave propagation. He joined the DLR in 1989, where he is currently the Director of the Remote Sensing Technology Institute.

In 1994 and 1996, respectively, he was a visiting scientist at NASA-JPL and a guest professor at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2003 he has been professor at TUM as a double appointment with his DLR position.

Richard Bamler, his team, and his institute have been developing algorithms and operational processing systems for almost all German and many European Earth observation satellite missions, covering a wide range of remote sensing technologies from radar and optical imaging to atmospheric sounding.

For publications see his Googe Scolar profile.