Jan Dirk Wegner received the Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) degree in Geodesy and Geoinformatics in 2007 and the Dr.-Ing. degree in 2011, both from Leibniz Universität Hannover. In his doctoral thesis, which he passed with distinction, he worked on probabilistic models to combine optical and synthetic aperture radar images for object segmentation. Since 2012 he is senior researcher in the Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing group at ETH Zurich. He was granted multiple awards, among others an ETH Postdoctoral fellowship, the science award of the German Geodetic Commission, a SNSF short visit grant to work at Caltech, and a scientific visit grant of Université Paris Est. His main interests are in the interdisciplinary field of computer vision, machine learning, remote sensing, and photogrammetry. He is actively involved in multiple different projects that aim at better understanding and modeling our environment at large scale, combining vision and machine learning.