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Timo Balz

Professor at LIESMARS, Wuhan University

Work History

November 2015now


LIESMARS, Wuhan University

  • Principal Investigator of ESA-MOST Dragon-4 project “Topographic Mapping – Validation” (No. 32278-1)
June 2010October 2015

Associate Professor

LIESMARS, Wuhan University
  • Principal Investigator of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC - 中国自然科学基金) project "Multi-source high-resolution 4D SAR tomography for deformation mapping in urban areas" (No. 41174120).
  • International Young Scientist Fellowship (Nr. 60950110351) of the NSFC
  • First official foreign faculty member and foreign Associate Prof. of Wuhan University.
Apr 2008May 2010

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

LIESMARS, Wuhan University
  • Granted the project “Building damage assessment using post-disaster high-resolution SAR” (No. 20080440952) by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (中国博士后科学基金)
  • Working at the project “高分辨率/极化干涉SAR数据处理关键技术与集成平台” (high-resolution/multi-polarization SAR data integration) by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China
Nov 2001Dec 2007

Research Assistant

Insitute for Photogrammetry, Universität Stuttgart
  • SARViz
    • Developing the real-time SAR simulation SAR¬Viz running on the GPUPorting SARViz on the Xbox 360 as training & education tool
  • SAR Object Explorer:
    • Developing software tools for SAR image processing
  • Teaching digital image processing and remote sensing
Sep 2000Dec 2000

Junior consultant

EADS Dornier GmbH

Junior consultant at a SAR campaign in Thailand (ThaiSAR)


Sep 2004Aug 2005

Chinese Language study

Wuhan University

Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Chinese Scholarship Council