Andreas Schmidt

Andreas Schmidt

Scientific Technician & Research Software Engineer / Remote Sensing Department (UFZ)

Department Remote Sensing, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

I develop tools around our hyperspectral remote sensing sensor system Hyspex. Mainly the georeferencing, VNIR/SWIR alignment and some GPS/IMU processing.

I am further responsible for the atmospheric correction of these data using ATCOR.

Beside this I am responsible for the software stack of our 4 channel Skye sensors. These sensors measure downwelling irradiance from the sky and reflected upwelling radiance from the ground. These stationary sensors are mounted at the eddy flux towers in Hohes Holz and Großes Bruch.


  • hyperspectral remote sensing
  • machine learning, especially Gaussian Process
  • numeric optimization
  • C++ coding and the language evolution


  • Scientific Technician & Research Software Engineer, 2017

    Remote Sensing Department, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

  • PhD candidate in Remote Sensing, 2013-2016

    Computational Landscape Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

  • Research Assistant, 2010-2012

    Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Germany

  • Dipl.-Ing. for Geodesy, 2001-2007

    Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany