Dr. Christoph Garbe

”As a member of the EMVA board, I would like to strengthen the intersection between emerging technologies and industrial application of machine vision. Based on the EMVA’s historically strong foundation of sensor and component manufacturers, I will promote and broaden the scope of the EMVA to complete solution providers and more software-centric companies. One of my goals is strengthening the ties between corporates, established companies and start-ups within the EMVA. This will further improve the appeal of the EMVA for young companies and thus future proofing the organization and providing its members a strong competitive advantage”

Short CV

Christoph Garbe studied Physics at the University of Hamburg and at the University of Heidelberg. In 2001 he received his PhD and in 2007 his habilitation at the faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Heidelberg. He was the head of an independent research group on image processing and modelling at the same University from 2007 to 2020.

Since 2017 he is Founder and CEO, of HD Vision Systems GmbH, a company developing light field-based sensors and products for quality inspection and robot handling. He has a strong expertise on multi-modal imaging, machine learning and industrial applications.

Christoph has been working in different voluntary committees, such as the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP), the SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee and served on the board of an international funding agency. He served as Guest Editor to international scientific journals, and organized international conferences and workshops. He lectures at the University of Heidelberg and served as a substitute chair at the University of Frankfurt. He authored or co-authored 200 publications in international professional journals.

Christoph was elected into the EMVA Board of Directors by the General Assembly 2021, held in online format.