Uwe D. Hanebeck is a chaired professor of Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and director of the Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems Laboratory (ISAS). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1997 and his habilitation degree in 2003, both in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. His research interests are in the areas of information fusion, nonlinear state estimation, stochastic modeling, system identification, and control with a strong emphasis on theory-driven approaches based on stochastic system theory and uncertainty models. He is author and coauthor of more than 500 publications in various high-ranking journals and conferences and an IEEE Fellow for contributions to nonlinear estimation and control.
Service to Community
- Uwe was the General Chair of Fusion 2016 and served in various roles at Fusion conferences, such as Technical Co-Chair Fusion 2018, Special Sessions Co-Chair 2014, Technical Co-Chair 2013, Program Co-Chair 2008. He was awarded the 2017 ISIF Conference Service Award for Contributions to FUSION Conference Organizations in the period from 1998 to 2017.
- Uwe served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advances in Information Fusion (JAIF) from 01/2014 to 12/2019 and as its Associate Editor-in-chief from 12/2009 to 12/2013, as Vice President for Conferences of ISIF from 01/2012 to 12/2013, and as secretary from 01/2009 to 12/2011.
- For his continuous strong technical contributions he was awarded several Fusion best paper awards and the 2017 ISIF Conference Technical Contributions Award for contributing 50 or more FUSION Conference Papers from 1998 to 2017.
- In addition, Uwe was the general chair of the 'IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration (IEEE MFI) in 2021, 2020, 2016, 2006, and its program chair in 2017 and 2008. From 2010 to 2016 he was the Technical Editor for Letters of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (TAES).
Future Plans for Making the ISIF Society Even Better
My aim is to become one of the next ISIF presidents with the goal of being an ambassador to all things related to fusion. This includes increasing the membership base and inclusiveness by approaching researchers and practitioners from other fields to keep our field up to date with hot new topics. I also want to contribute to further increase the reputation of ISIF by making JAIF more visible and increasing its impact factor. Last but not least, I want to represent the European perspective on fusion.