Andreas Schmidt

Scientific Technician & Research Software Engineer
    Department Remote Sensing

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
Department Remote Sensing
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 6025 1010

What I do:

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.

What I use:

  • Linux (Manjaro)
  • C++
  • Python
  • QGIS
  • ENVI
  • QtCreator

C++ libs and tools
  • GCC and Clang
  • intel TBB (now oneTBB)
  • OpenCV
  • Eigen
  • libcmaes
  • GDAL
  • PROJ

Python tools and libs

  • the usual suspects: numpy, pandas, matplotlib, ...
  • GPy (Gaussian Process)

Research interests

  • hyperspectral remote sensing
  • machine learning
  • Gaussian Process
  • numeric optimization
  • C++ and its evolution (C++20, C++23, ..., cppcon talks, ...)




Scientific Technician & Research Software Engineer
Department Remote Sensing

PhD candidate at UFZ
(BOSYS - Prof. Hans-Jörg Vogel / CLE - Dr. Angela Lausch) 


research assistant atr Hochschule Anhalt (Prof. Bannehr)


Study of Geodesy at the TU Dresden (Dipl.-Ing.)