UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Dr Jan Boehm

Dr Jan Boehm

Associate Professor

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2010

Research summary

Jan Boehm’s research focuses on 3D data acquisition and 3D data processing, including scene understanding. He is an expert in photogrammetry and LIDAR and related 3D capture technologies. His research combines geometric processing techniques and machine learning approaches to deliver automated acquisition and high-level analysis of 3D data. He has applied his expertise and collaborated in a variety of application areas including national mapping and infrastructure, automotive and aerospace manufacturing, medical and body imaging, robotics and autonomous navigation, architectural and cultural heritage recording.

Jan Boehm has published over a hundred papers on 3D data related topics in the photogrammetric, remote sensing, computer vision and pattern recognition community. He is co-author of an influential textbook on close-range photogrammetry. His current academic roles include the headship of the Geomatics section in the CEGE department and program director for the MSc Geospatial Sciences (BIM & Surveying), which he developed.

Teaching summary

Current courses & modules

  • Geospatial Sciences (Building Information Modelling & Surveying) MSc

  • Applied Building Information Modelling (CEGE0053)
  • Reality Capture & Precision 3D Sensing (CEGE0092)

  • Sensors & Location (CEGE0095)
  • Geospatial Science (CEGE0094)


Universitat Stuttgart
Doctorate, Doctor | 2005
Universitat Stuttgart
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diplom Informatiker | 1997
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1996



Dr.-Ing., Institut für Photogrammetrie (ifp), Fakultät Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik und Geodäsie, Universität Stuttgart, 19/01/2005

Dipl.-Inform., Fakultät Informatik (Nebenfach Photogrammetrie), Universität Stuttgart, 29/09/1997

M.Sc., Master of Science - Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA, USA, 01/09/1996


Section Head Geomatics, UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, 07/2018 – present

University College London, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, 10/2013 – present

University College London, Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, 09/2010 – 10/2013

Universität Stuttgart, Akademischer Rat, Institut für Photogrammetrie, Head of Terrestrial Positioning Systems & Computer Vision Group, 03/2006 – 08/2010

Universität Stuttgart, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Photogrammetrie, Head of Optical Inspection Group, 10/2001 – 03/2006

Universität Stuttgart, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Photogrammetrie, 11/1997 – 10/2001