Foto Reinhard Schmidt

Faculty Computer Science and Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Schmidt

Address :

Esslingen Hilltop Campus
Room: F 01.315
Flandernstraße 101
73732 Esslingen


Associate Dean

Dean of Studies

Member, Academic Affairs Committee

Member, Central Examination Committee

Head of Lab multimedia and virtual reality

Academic Director Software Engineering and Media Computing (B.Eng.)


Media Computing
Digital Media
Virtual Reality
IT Security
Security Engineering

consultation hours

In the winter term 2022/23 via WebEx by appointment.



He earned his diploma in electrical engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with main focus of studies on: Multidimensional digital signal processing, communications systems, stochastic communication theory, speech processing, image processing, control and systems theory.      
Afterwards he has been a research assistant at the University of Karlsruhe, he was active in research and teaching, working in the fields of linear electrical networks, digital signal processing, digital image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, systems theory, linear algebra and coding theory.       
While working as an research assistant, he had a doctorate at the University of Karlsruhe under doctoral supervisor of Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Kristian Kroschel with a topic in the fields of digtal image processing, pattern recognition and computer vision for autonomous systems.      
After his PhD he was several years active for Philips Kommunikationsindustrie AG, Nuremberg, in the fields of software development for public communication systems and in research on multimedia network access.       
His publications and international talks during his industrial activities come from the fields of: Image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, ISDN communication, video communication and multimedia network access.       
He became an appointment Professorship at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences on winter semester 1993/94.

His fields of teaching are:
Media computing, digital media, computer graphics, information theory, virtual reality, cryptology, IT security and security engineering.        
On summer semester 1999, he conducted a sabbatical semester for research on the topic "Virtual actors in virtual worlds" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation in Stuttgart, Germany. 

During his professorship he published papers in the field of how to support students in the introductory study phase.

He was academic director of Communications Systems from summer semester 1998 to winter semester 2006/07.        
He was vice dean of department of Computer Science and Engineering from winter semester 2006/07 to summer semester 2011.       
Since winter semester 2010/11 he is dean of studies of department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Since summer semester 2013 he is also academic director of study programme Software Engineering and Media Computing.

He is head of Lab Multimedia and Virtual Reality.  

Memberships in professional associations:  
Member of advisory board of VDE, Württemberg district association
GI Member
IEEE Member, Computer Society


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