PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Schmitt

Signal Processing in Earth Observation (SIPEO), TUM

Data Fusion in Remote Sensing, TUM

E-Mail: m.schmitt@tum.de


Senior Scientist and Deputy Head at Signal Processing in Earth Observation, TUM


  • administration of the classes Remote Sensing - Advanced Methods and Seminar Remote Sensing
  • teaching the InSAR lab of Remote Sensing - Advanced Methods
  • supervision of seminar projects and master's theses


remote sensing, data fusion, machine learning


Michael Schmitt received his Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) degree in geodesy and geoinformation, his Dr.-Ing. degree in remote sensing, and his habilitation in data fusion from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, in 2009, 2014, and 2018, respectively. Since 2015, he has been a senior researcher and deputy head at the Professorship for Signal Processing in Earth Observation at TUM; in 2019 he was additionally appointed as Adjunct Teaching Professor at the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy of TUM. In 2016, he was a guest scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research focuses on image analysis and machine learning applied to the extraction of information from remote sensing observations. In particular, he is interested in remote sensing data fusion with a focus on SAR and optical data. He is a co-chair of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Working Group I/3 ``SAR and Microwave Sensing.'' and chair of the Working Group ``Benchmarking'' of the IEEE-GRSS Image Analysis and Data Fusion Committee. He frequently serves as a reviewer for a number of renowned international journals and conferences and has received several Best Reviewer awards. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an associate editor of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.