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Prof. Wolfgang Wagner
Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (I.P.F.)Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
Gusshausstrae 27-29, 1040 Vienna,

Phone: +43-(0)1-58801-12225

Wolfgang Wagner was borne in Wels, Austria, in 1969. He received the Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) degree in physics and the Dr.techn. (PhD) degree in remote sensing, both with excellence, from the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria, in 1995 and 1999 respectively.

In support of his master and PhD studies he received fellowships to carry research at the University of Bern (1993), Atmospheric Environment Service Canada (1994), NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre (1995), European Space Agency (1996), and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (1996-1998).

From 1999 to 2001 he was with the German Aerospace Agency (DLR), first as a project assistant at the Institute of High Frequency Technology and later as the head of the SAR Applications team at the German Remote Sensing Data Centre. In 2001 he was appointed professor for remote sensing at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing of TU Wien.

Since 2005 he has been coordinator of the Geodesy and Geoinformation group of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation. Since 2006 he has been the head of the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and member of the Senate of the Vienna University of Technology.

The main research interest of Wolfgang Wagner lies in physical modeling and geophysical parameter retrieval from remote sensing data. His scope is to develop robust algorithms, taking into account instrument specifications and application requirements.

He has mostly worked with active remote sensing techniques, in particular scatterometry, SAR and airborne laser scanning (lidar), even though he has also some experience with optical and infrared sensors. Since 2003 Wolfgang Wagner has been member of the Science Advisory Group of METOP ASCAT which is jointly organized by EUMETSAT and ESA.

In 2004 he was also invited to join the Science Advisory Group for the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite of ESA. In the period 2005 to 2008 he served as committee chair of the EGU Hydrologic Sciences Sub-Division on Remote Sensing & Data Assimilation. From 2008 to 2012 he serves as president of Commission VII of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

In 2009 he became co-chair of the Land Product Validation Subgroup on soil moisture within the CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation. He has been committee member of several international conference, such as the Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science Conference 2009 jointly organized by ESA, EGU, ISPRS and GEWEX, or the ISPRS Workshops on Laserscanning 2007 and 2009.

He is editor-in-chief of the Open Access Journal "Remote Sensing" (since 2009) and member of the editorial board of the Open Access Journal "Hydrology and Earth System Sciences" (since 2007).