Distinguished Lecture Series

Thomas Wiegand

Fraunhofer HHI & TU Berlin

15 May 2014, 04:15 pm

“Recent Advances in Video Communication”

Venue: S2|02 room C110 (Robert-Piloty building, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt)


Digital video will soon account for 50% of all bits on the consumer internet according to Cisco's Visual Networking Index. This dramatic growth from about 10% in 2005 is coupled with the world-wide introduction of efficient video compression technology, such as the video coding standard H.264/MPEG4-AVC. This talk will discuss the past development of video coding up to the present day including aspects such as scalable or 3D video coding and the forthcoming HEVC standard (H.265/MPEG-H). Ongoing and future research for video communication will be discussed.

Short Bio:

Thomas is one of the fathers to the standard that today compresses the majority of video bits: H.264/MPEG-AVC. His research is on efficient compression and transmission of video, including scalable coding, high definition and 3D video coding and videoadaptive network coding.

Thomas received his Dr.-Ing. from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2000 and worked at Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI (Germany), Kobe University (Japan), UCSB and Stanford (US). Currently, he is a Professor in the EE/CS Dept. of TU Berlin, where he chairs the Image Communication Laboratory. He is jointly heading the Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin, Germany.