Uwe Soergel chairs the Institute for Photogrammetry at University of Stuttgart, Germany. He received the Diplomingenieur (M.Sc.) degree in electrical engineering from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1997. From fall 1997 to the end of 2005, he was a research associate with the Institute for Optronics and Pattern Recognition (FOM) located in Ettlingen (Germany), which was part of FGAN, a former German research establishment focusing on defense-related studies. At that time, he dealt mainly with pattern recognition of man-made objects from remote sensing imagery, with emphasis on SAR data. In parallel, he earned a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, in 2003. Prior to his current position starting from 2006 he was first Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor for Radar Remote Sensing and for Radar Remote Sensing and Active Systems, respectively, at Leibniz Universität Hannover. From October 2013 until end of March 2016 he was Full Professor for Remote Sensing and Image Analysis at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.