Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne | Vice president

“My main objective as a member of the EMVA board would be to help EMVA member companies to incorporate newest research results into their products to gain competitive advantage over their competitors. During my first two three-year terms as member of the board of directors, I established the annual European Machine Vision Forum for networking between research and industry (“Where research meets industry”), initiated the new EMVA standard for open optics camera interface (OOCI), and started the certification program for EMVA 1288 experts. If elected, I will continue activities in these directions with focus on extending the EMVA continuous education program with certification.”


Short CV

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 from 1994 until his retirement end of September 2018. The rector then appointed him senior professor and he continued his research activities.

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. From 2008 to 2017, he was the coordinating director of the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing, one of the Industry-on-Campus Projects of Heidelberg University. He is author of several text books in image processing and computer vision, including the Springer text book on digital image processing published in several editions in German, English and Russian language.

Since 2008 he chairs the EMVA 1288 standardization committee for camera characterization. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Fraunhofer Vision. From August 2021 on he is the EMVA Vice President.