”My main objective as a member of the EMVA board would be to help EMVA member companies to incorporate newest research results from image processing, computer vision, optics, and photonics into their products to gain competitive advantage over their competitors. To achieve that goal, I will focus on the buildup of certified continuous EMVA education programs, the establishment of more efficient networks between university research and companies, and the development of further standards for vision components and systems beyond currently existing ones.”
Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne is professor of physics and computer science at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and the Institute for Environmental Physics of Heidelberg University since 1994. End of 1995, he founded the Heidelberg Image Processing Forum, a continuous education activity, which has become the major contact forum between research and machine vision industry in Germany. Since 2008, he is the coordinating director of the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing HCI, an Industry-on-Campus Project including now eight company members (Bosch Germany, Bosch India, Sony Germany, Carl Zeiss, Bayer, and the SMEs Heidelberg Engineering, Silicon Software, and PCO). Since 2008 he is also deputy director of the IWR and chairs the EMVA 1288 standardization committee for camera characterization. He serves as a member of the Advisory Councils for the Center for Computing and Communication Technology (TZI) at Bremen University, the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance, and the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP). He is also a member of the jury for the ZEISS Innovation Award.