Jürgen Beyerer

Year of birth, place
1961, Dielheim, Germany

After studying electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, he obtained his doctorate in 1994 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering under the direction of Franz Mesch. In 1999, he obtained his habilitation as Venia Legendi in metrology at the University of Karlsruhe. Between 1999 and 2004, Beyerer was initially Technical Manager and later Managing Director of Hottinger Systems GmbH in Mannheim. Since March 2004, Beyerer has been professor and holder of the Chair for Interactive Real-Time Systems (IES) at the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). At the same time he took over the management of the Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing (IITB) in Karlsruhe. Since the merger of the IITB with the FGAN Institute for Optronics and Pattern Recognition in Ettlingen on January 1, 2010, Beyerer has been managing director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, Systems Engineering and Image Analysis IOSB.

On January 1, 2015, Beyerer took over the chairmanship of the Fraunhofer Association for Defence and Security Research VVS. He is also a member of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (Acatech).