Prof. Dr. Stefan Stiene holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Osnabrück. He received his Master of science and computer science from the same institution in 2006. After receiving his PhD in 2009 he worked for ROSEN Technology and Research Center GmbH developing intelligent inspection systems for gas and oil pipelines. In 2011 he joined the DFKI Robotics Research Group as a senior researcher. He has experience in navigation of autonomous mobile robots and 3D data processing. Since 2016 he is the head of the DFKI competence center Smart Agriculture Technologies and since 2021 he leads the Gaia-X research project Agri-Gaia. In September 2021 he joined the University of applied science Osnabrück as Professor for intelligent agriculture systems.