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Jan Dirk Wegner

Jan Dirk Wegner, Prof. Dr.

  • Data Science

Jan Dirk Wegner holds the «Data Science for Sciences» chair in the Institute for Computational Science at University of Zurich as an Associate Professor and is head of the EcoVision Lab at ETH Zurich. Jan was PostDoc (2012-​2016) and senior scientist (2017-​2020) in the Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing group at ETH Zurich after completing his PhD (with distinction) at Leibniz Universität Hannover in 2011. His main research interests are at the frontier of machine learning, computer vision and remote sensing to solve ecological questions. Jan was granted multiple awards, among others an ETH Postdoctoral fellowship and the science award of the German Geodetic Commission. He was selected for the WEF Young Scientist Class 2020 as one of the 25 best researchers world-​wide under the age of 40 committed to integrating scientific knowledge into society for the public good. Jan is chair of the ISPRS II/WG 6 «Large-​scale machine learning for geospatial data analysis» and (together with colleagues) organizer and chair of the CVPR EarthVision workshops.