Latest News

Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the department.


Research News / 1.12.2022

ProQuIV Optimizes the Production of Nonwoven Masks

Producing infection control clothing requires a lot of energy and uses lots of material resources. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a technology which helps to save materials and energy when producing nonwovens.


New Project


In the SynosIs project, we are working with our research partners to develop an inspection system based on artificial intelligence (AI) that detects defects on surfaces quickly and automatically.


Wood Species Identification Using AI

In the research project, we are developing automatic image recognition systems for determining wood species using artificial intelligence in cooperation with the Thünen Institute for Wood Research in Hamburg.

Current Events


Florence, Italy, Conference / 13 – 16.12.2022

International Conference on Statistics and Data Science

This year, the »International Conference on Statistics and Data Science« will take place for the first time. Experts from our department »Image Processing«  will also be there and will give an exciting presentation on »Finding and Characterizing Cracks in Concrete«.


Maputo, Mozambique, Workshop / 12. – 16.12.2022

Workshop im Rahmen des Projektes »EDDA«

Our colleagues Damjan Hatic and Petra Gospodnetic from the department »Image Processing« are organizing a workshop in Maputo, Mozambique, in the framework of the project »EDDA«. The aim of the workshop is to intensify the cooperation with our local project partners and to further develop the project with the help of data sets on the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai in 2019.


Karslruhe, Seminar With Internship/ 07. – 08.12.2022

Inspection and Characterization of Surfaces With Image Processing

Image processing systems support quality assurance and have become an indispensable part of today's production. We are represented on site with a team from the department »Image Processing« and with lectures.


Karslruhe, Conference / 24. – 25.11.2022

Image Processing Forum

Image processing plays a key role in many areas of technology for fast and contactless data acquisition. The »Image Processing Forum« aims to report on current trends towards solutions in image processing and to contribute to the professional exchange between the participants. Our colleague Alexander Geng from the department »Image Processing« will give a talk.


Naples, Italy, Conference / 07. – 11.11.2022

QTML 2022

The QTML is an international event dealing with quantum-based Machine Learning (ML), an interdisciplinary field that combines quantum technology and ML. Our colleagues Dr. Ali Moghiseh and M.Sc. Alexander Geng from the department »Image Processing« will give a poster talk.


Online Workshop / 24. – 28.10.2022

Online Workshop »The Basics of Quantum Computing«

Online workshop on »quantum computing as the basis for a new paradigm in computing«. No prior knowledge of quantum mechanics or quantum computing is required.


Berlin, Conference / 24. – 27.10.2022

International Conference on NDE 4.0

Dr. Henrike Stephani will be on site with the presentation »Challenges and Approaches when Realizing Online Surface Inspection Systems with Deep Learning Algorithms«.


Fürth, Conference / 19. – 20.10.2022

Fraunhofer Vision Technology Day

A team from our department »Image Processing« will be on site with a presentation and the exhibit »Robot-Supported Inspection Planning and Surface Inspection«.


Berlin, Fair / 20. – 23.09.2022

InnoTrans 2022

Dr. Ronald Rösch and Dr. Joachim Jonuscheit will be present at the booth (hall 23, booth 240) together with the »Fraunhofer Transportation Alliance«. We will report on our expertise in the field of optical inspection.


For working at industrial and research projects, the department Image Processing is always looking for


  • We offer internships to students and apprentices in technical or natural scientific area
  • As your work requires a period of vocational adjustment, we can only offer internships of one month or longer


BSc/MSc and Diploma Students

  • in mathematically motivated image processing, stochastical geometry and spatial statistic
  • Your field of study is not restricted to mathematics or computer science, but students of physics, engineering or related areas are also invited to apply. We supervise your thesis in cooperation with your university or university of applied sciences (German "Hochschule")


PhD Students

  • We are permanently looking for PhD students. PhD students will gain scholarships according to the DFG guidance.