Prof. Dr. Norbert Pfeifer received his Ph.D. from TU Wien (with honors) on 3D terrain modeling with subdivision surfaces (2002). He then worked at TU Delft (Netherlands) in the Section of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2003-2006), where he became Assistant Professor later. He then took the position of Senior Researcher at alp-S, Centre for Natural Hazard Management in Innsbruck (Austria), concurrent with a lecturer position at the Department of Geography at Innsbruck University (2006). Later in 2006 Norbert Pfeifer became Professor of Photogrammetry at TU Wien, which was evaluated 2009 and turned into a Full Professor position. His research interests are laser scanning and photogrammetry, reaching from modeling the observation process via calibration and orientation of sensors and data to 3D modeling and application of these models in the environmental and cultural heritage sciences in an interdisciplinary context (forestry, geomorphology, ecology, architecture, archaeology). Norbert Pfeifer has supervised and is supervising PhD students. He is leading the research group photogrammetry at TU Wien, which has currently approx. 15 members, two thirds of which are funded by basic and applied research grants from various sources, including the European Union framework program. Norbert Pfeifer is regularly invited as lecturer in summer schools and serves/served as editorial board member of different national and international journals in photogrammetry and geodesy.