Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer. nat. h.c. mult. Karlheinz Brandenburg

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer. nat. h.c. mult. Karlheinz Brandenburg
1954 Born in Erlangen
1980 Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen- Nuremberg
1982 Dipl.-Math., Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurember
1989 Received Ph.D. from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Electrical Engineering for his work on digital audio coding and perceptual measurement Techniques. The research results of his dissertation are the basis of MPEG-1 Layer 3 (mp3), MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and most other modern audio compression schemes.
1989 Postdoctoral member of technical staff, Signal Processing Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, USA
1990 Scientific assistant at the Chair of Electronic Engineering at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
1993 Head of Audio/Multimedia department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen
2000-2003 Head of Fraunhofer-Arbeitsgruppe für Elektronische Medientechnologie AEMT, Ilmenau
2000-2005 Director of the Institute of Media Technology at the Ilmenau University of Technology since 2000 Chair of Electronic Media Technology at the Institute of Media Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau since 2004 Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Ilmenau since 2012 Director of the cross-departmental Institute for Media and Mobile Communications at Technische Universität Ilmenau
2014 IMTC Leadership Award for his contribution to audio coding and its standardization (together with Prof. Dr. Bernd Edler) 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 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 Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering “acatech“
2011 “Distinguished Heyser memorial lecturer“ at AES 130th Convention
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 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 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 Member of “Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig“
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) The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) elected Karlheinz Branden- burg 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
2004 IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award, for major contributions to digital audio source coding
2003 Publications Award of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), for the best paper of the year
2000/2001 “PEAQ – the ITU Standard for the Objective Measurement of Perceived Audio Quality“, together with John G. Beerends, Roland Bitto, Catherine Colomes, Bernhard Feiten, Michael Keyhl, Christian Schmidmer, Thomas Sporer, Gerhard Stoll, Thilo Thiede, William C. Treurniet
2002 ISO/IEC 13818-7: 1997-Award / Information Technology – Generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information – Part 7: Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), together with Bernhard Grill, Jürgen Herre, Ralph Sperschneider, ISO/IEC Certificate of Appreciation (Project Editor in the development of International Standard) for works on MPEG-2 AAC
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 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
1996 Innovation Award of the Bavarian government: Recognition (together with Dr. Gerhäuser for the Team in Erlangen)
1990 Dissertation Award of the Faculty of Engineering of the University Erlangen- Nuremberg
201 Fellow of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP)
2006 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
1994 Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Patents and Publications
About 100 patents and 19 journal papers and 8 book chapters primarily on audio coding, quality evaluation (audio and video quality), Wave Field Synthesis, psychoacoustics, analysis of audio and video signals, including:
– Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Faller, Christof; Herre Juergen; James D. Johnston, Kleijn, W. Bastiaan: »Perceptual Coding of High-Quality Digital Audio«, Proceedings of the IEEE, Volume 101 (2013), Issue 9, pp. 1905 – 1919 (Invited Paper)
– Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Dittmar, Christian; Gruhne, Matthias; Abeßer, Jakob; Lukashevich, Hanna; Dunker, Peter; Gaertner, Daniel; Wolter, Kay; Nowak, Stefanie; Grossmann, Holger: “Music search and recommendation“, In: “Handbook of Multimedia for Digital Entertainment and Arts“, Furht, Borko (Ed.), 2009, ISBN: 978-0-387-89023-4.
– Thiede, Thilo, Treurniet, William C., Bitto, Roland, Schmidmer, Christian, Sporer, Thomas; Beerends, John G.; Colomes, Catherine; Keyhl, Michael; Stoll, Gerhard; Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Feiten, Bernhard: »PEAQ – The ITU Standard for Objective Measurement of Perceived Audio Quality«, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Volume 48 (2000), Issue 1/2, pp.3-29 (Best Paper Award)
– Brandenburg, Karlheinz: “MP3 and AAC explained“, 17th AES International Conference on High Quality Audio Coding, 2.9.-5.9.1999, Florence, Italy.
– Kahrs, Mark; Brandenburg, Karlheinz (Eds.): “Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics“, Kluwer, 1998.