Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Beyerer is the managing director of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) and owner of the chair for interactive real-time systems (IES) at the KIT. The research activities of IES apply methods of automatic visual inspection, pattern recognition and control systems for monitoring and controlling industrial processes.

He is currently researching the transfer of data protection procedures from civil security to interactive environments.