Physicist named as Carl Pulfrich Award 2015 winner

Carl Pulfrich Award 2015 goes to Dr. Christoph Strecha for ground-breaking developments in the fields of computer vision and UAV photogrammetry.

Dr. Christoph Strecha

Dr. Christoph Strecha

The Leica Geosystems Geospatial Solutions Division is very pleased to announce that the Carl Pulfrich Award 2015 has been awarded to Dr. Christoph Strecha. With developing algorithms in the areas of feature detection and 3D reconstructions using computer vision (CV) and UAV photogrammetry, Strecha has significantly influenced theory and practice alike.

The Carl Pulfrich Award is a prestigious award for honouring cutting-edge innovations and developments in geodesy, photogrammetry and the Earth sciences.

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Dieter Fritsch, University of Stuttgart, Dr. Christoph Strecha, Pix4D, Dr. Juergen Dold, president and CEO of Hexagon Geosystems, and Dr. Hartmut Rosengarten, Leica Geosystems.

Receiving four highly-qualified nominations, Strecha was selected by the 10-member jury and awarded the Carl Pulfrich Award 2015. Strecha is a physicist and holds a doctorate in the field of computer vision. In 2012, he founded Pix4D Sa based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2015, he is also the managing director of Pix4D Inc., San Francisco, Calif., USA.

“For my work to be recognised with the prestigious Carl Pulfrich Award is a great honour. The goal of my work is to make photogrammetry more accessible and used for a much wider audience,” said Strecha. “The key to this is the combination of computer vision algorithms with modern photogrammetry, which results in fully automated workflows with optimal accuracy. This award substantiates my and my team’s hard work and dedication to push the applications of photogrammetry to become mainstream.”

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