Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Stilla


Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Deceased May 2023.

Academic Career and Research Areas

The research interests of Prof. Stilla (b. 1957) revolve around automatic data analysis in photogrammetry and remote sensing.

Prof. Stilla studied at the University of Paderborn, where he qualified as a communication engineer in 1980. In 1987, he obtained a diploma in biomedical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe. After that, he remained in Karlsruhe for a few years as a research fellow. From 1989 to 2003, he lectured in biocybernetics as part of the medical informatics course at the University of Heidelberg and Heilbronn University. In 1990, he became a research fellow at the Research Institute for Optronics and Pattern Recognition (FGAN-FOM). He obtained his doctorate in 1993 at the University of Karlsruhe with a thesis on automatic image processing and pattern recognition. He has been Chair of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at TUM since 2004. Since 2005, he has served as Dean of Studies for geodesy programs. From 2008 to 2013 he has been Vice Dean of the TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering.


  • The Schermerhorn Award (2016)
  • The U.V. Helava Award  (2006)

Reitberger J, Krzystek P, Stilla U: "Analysis of full waveform LIDAR data for the classification of deciduous and coniferous trees". International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2008; 29(5): 1407-1431.


Hinz S, Stilla U: "Car detection in aerial thermal images by local and global evidence accumulation". Pattern Recognition Letters. 2006; 27: 308-315.


Jutzi B, Stilla U: "Range determination with waveform recording laser systems using a Wiener Filter". ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 2006; 61(2): 95-107.


Stilla U, Soergel U, Thoennessen U: "Potential and limits of InSAR data for building reconstruction in built up-areas". ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 2003; 58(1-2): 113-123.


Stilla U: "Map-aided structural analysis of aerial images". ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 1995; 50(4): 3-10.