Karlheinz Brandenburg#

Karlheinz Brandenburg
Membership Number:4338
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2012 - present Director of the Institute for Media and Mobile Communications at the Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • 2004 - present Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Ilmenau
  • 2000 - present Chair of Electronic Media Technology at the Institute of Media Technology at the Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • 2000 - 2005 Director of the Institute of Media Technology at the Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • 2000 - 2003 Head of Fraunhofer Working Group for Electronic Media AEMT, Ilmenau
  • 1993 Head of Audio/Multimedia department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen
  • 1990 Scientific assistant at the Chair of Electronic Engineering at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1989 Postdoctoral member of technical staff, Signal Processing Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • High quality audio coding
  • Digital media formats and standards
  • Perceptual measurement techniques
  • Wave field synthesis
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Analysis of audio- and video signals

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Technology Award of the Eduard Rhein Foundation together with his colleagues Bernhard Grill and Jürgen Herre for their significant contributions to the development and implementation of mp3
  • 2014 IMTC Leadership Award for his contribution to audio coding and the standardization of the mp3 format
  • 2014 Honorary Ph.D. degree of the Polytechnic University of Valencia for the development and dissemination of modern techniques for digital audio coding, perceptual measurement, and psychoacoustics
  • 2014 Prof. Brandenburg was inducted by the Internet Society (ISOC) into the Internet Hall of Fame as an innovator because of his important role in developing the mp3 format and the impact on this development to advance the Internet´s reach
  • 2014 Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
  • 2009 Election into the “German Research Hall of Fame” initiated by the German business journal “manager magazin“ for his outstanding contributions to the development of Germany as a research location
  • 2009 Honorary Ph.D. degree of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg for his important role in the development of the mp3 format and his research work in the field of audio coding
  • 2009 Ambassador of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009
  • 2008 Honorary Ph.D. degree of the University Koblenz-Landau for his outstanding research work in the field of audio coding
  • 2007 –The consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has elected Karlheinz Brandenburg, Heinz Gerhäuser and Dieter Seitzer representing a team of Fraunhofer researchers into the CE Hall of Fame for their work on the mp3 format
  • 2006 Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
  • 2006 The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) selected Karlheinz Brandenburg to one of the 120 most important inventors and masterminds in the field of electrical engineering and admitted him to the “Hall of Fame” featuring the leading inventors, scientists and standardizers
  • 2006 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2004 IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award (Technical Field Award), for major contributions to digital audio source coding
  • 2004 Thuringian Research Award (Thüringer Forschungspreis) 2003, category “Applied Research” together with Dr. Sandra Brix and Dr.-Ing. Thomas Sporer
  • 2001 German Internet Award NEO
  • 2000 German Future Award 2000 (Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2000) together with his colleagues Harald Popp and Bernhard Grill for their work on the mp3 format
  • 2000 IEEE Engineering Excellence Award – The Region 10th Chapters of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Hongkong, China
  • 1998 Silver Medal Award of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) for continued contributions and leadership to the art and science of perceptual audio coding
  • 1994 AES Fellowship Award for significant work in perceptual audio coders and psychoacoustics

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