Dr. Christoph Strecha, founder of Pix4D, has received the Carl Pulfrich Award 2015 for his developments in the fields of computer vision and UAV photogrammetry.

The Swiss Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is honored to announce that Dr. Christoph Strecha, founder of its collective member Pix4D, has been awarded the Carl Pulfrich Award 2015 for his work in the fields of computer vision and UAV photogrammetry. This prestigious biennial award honors those who contribute outstanding scientific, application-oriented design and/or manufacturing activities in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing, and Earth sciences.
Strecha was chosen out of four highly-qualified nominees by the Carl Pulfrich Award Council to receive the award for his developments in feature detection and 3D reconstructions using computer vision and UAV photogrammetry, much of which was done through his work with Pix4D, a photogrammetric software company he founded in 2011.
One of the goals at Pix4D, Strecha says, is to make the benefits of photogrammetric technology available to more people, mainly through combining computer vision algorithms and photogrammetric principles to create an automatic workflow.
“We want to go from only very specialized photogrammetric professionals using photogrammetric tools, to millions of people using them on a daily basis, maybe without even knowing it,” Strecha said.
“Winning this award is an honorable and tangible reminder that the work my team and I do serves to push photogrammetry towards democratization and proves that automatic photogrammetry is not only possible but valuable in the field.”
The tribute was given on 09.09.2015 at the University of Stuttgart by Dr. Juergen Dold, president and CEO of Hexagon Geosystems. For more detailed information on the 2015 Carl Pulfrich Award visit: http://www.leica-geosystems.com/en/News_360.htm?id=6115