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Team of the Electronic Media Technology Lab

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

Head of the electronic media technolgy lab
Director of the Fraunhofer Insitute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT)

phone: 03677 69-2676
fax: 03677 69-1255
Helmholtzbuilding, room H 3530

karlheinz.brandenburg@tu-ilmenau.de

visiting hours: Please make an individual appointment

Research

Research

Research Activities

Audio coding

Perceptual measurement techniques

Wave field synthesis

Psychoacoustics

Analysis of audio- and video signals

Spatial audio reproduction through loudspeakers and headphones

 

Organization of Scientific Meetings

2016 14th Workshop Digital Broadcasting 2016, 28. - 29. September 2016, STUDIOPARK KinderMedienZentrum, Erfurt, Germany (Scientific leader of the yearly/biennially organized conference for more than ten years)

2014 Chair of the 53rd AES International Conference Semantic Audio, January 26 - 29, 2014, London, UK

2011 Chair of the 42nd AES International Conference Semantic Audio, July 22 - 24, 2011, Ilmenau, Germany

1999 Conference co-chair of the 17th AES Conference on High Quality Audio Coding, September, 02. - 05.09.1999, Florence, Italy

Teaching

Teaching

since 2016 “Grundlagen der Medientechnik”

since 2010 Advanced Psychoacoustics

since 2002 “Audiocodierung” / (Digital) Audio Coding

since 2001 Multimedia Standards

since 2000 “Digitale Audiotechnik” (later: “Audiosignalverarbeitung” (2009), Audio Systems Technology (2010))

since 1999 - 2005 “(Multimediale) Übertragunsgsysteme“

since 1999 Multimedia Tools

1990–1999 “Digitale Verarbeitung von Audiosignalen”, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Supervison of Student´s Thesis, see alsoListf of thesis.

Publications

Publications

Please find alist of scintific publication below. You can find a more comprehensive list of own and instructed publicationshere.

2017

Sporer, Thomas; Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Brix, Sandra; Sladeczek, Christoph: “Wave field synthesis”, In: Roginska, Agnieszka; Geluso, Paul: »Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of 3D Audio« (to be published: October 1, 2017)

2016

Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Werner, Stephan; Klein, Florian, Sladeczek, Christoph: “Auditory illusion through headphones: History, challenges and new Solution”, 22nd International Congress on Acoustics, accepted for publication in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA), 2016.

S. Werner, F. Klein, T. Mayenfels, and K. Brandenburg. "A summary on acoustic room divergence and its effect on externalization of auditory events". In 8th Int. Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), Lisbon, Portugal, 2016

2015

S. Werner, F. Klein, and K. Brandenburg. "Influence of spatial complexity and room acoustic disparsity on perception of quality features using a binaural synthesis system". In 7th Int. Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), Messinia, Greece, 2015.

2014

K. Brandenburg, M. Schneider, A. Franck, W. Kellermann, and S. Brix, "Intelligent multichannel signal processing for future audio reproduction systems", In: Sound Field Control / AES International Conference; 52 (Guildford, 2013), - Red Hook, NY: Curran, 2014, pp. 310-319.

2013

Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Faller, Christof; Herre Juergen; Johnston, James D. John-ston, Kleijn, W. Bastiaan: “Perceptual Coding of High-Quality Digital Audio”, Proceedings of the IEEE, Volume 101 (2013), Issue 9, pp. 1905 - 1919 (Invited Paper), doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2013.2263371

K. Brandenburg, M. Schneider, A. Franck, W. Kellermann, and S. Brix. "Intelligent multichannel signal processing for future audio reproduction systems". In 52nd Int. Conf. of the Audio Eng. Soc., 2013.

K. Brandenburg and S. Werner, Wohlfühlen mit dem richtigen Ton: aktuelle Forschung und Technik, In: Akustik in Büro und Objekt -- Stuttgart, Fraunhofer IRB Verl., 2013, pp. 7{24.

2012

S. Füg, S. Werner, and K. Brandenburg. Controlled Auditory Distance Perception using Binaural Headphone Reproduction - Algorithms and Evaluation. In 27. Tonmeistertagung - VDT Int. Conv., Köln, Deutschland, 2012.

S. Weinzierl, A. Lindau, K. Brandenburg, D. de Vries, H.-J. Maempel, S. van de Par, B. Rafaely, S. Spors, and M. Vorländer. The SEACEN project. In 38. Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA), Darmstadt, Deutschland, 2012.

2010

T. Harzcos, S. Werner, and K. Brandenburg. Evaluation of cues for horizontal-plane localization with bilateral cochlear implants. In 2nd International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR), Denmark, 2010.

2009

Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Dittmar, Christian; Gruhne, Matthias; Abeßer, Jakob; Lukashevich, Hanna; Dunker, Peter; Gärtner, Daniel; Wolter, Kay; Nowak, Stefanie; Grossmann, Holger: „Music search and recommendation,” In: Handbook of Multime-dia for Digital Entertainment and Arts, Furht, Borko (Ed.) 2009, Approx. 600 p. 150 il-lus., Hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-387- 89023-4, 2009

2004

K. Brandenburg, S. Brix, and T. Sporer. Wave field synthesis: From Research to Applications. In 12th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Wien, Österreich, 2004. 

K. Brandenburg, S. Brix, and T. Sporer, Wave field synthesis: New possibilities for large-scale immersive sound reinforcement In: Proceedings of the 18th International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), Kyoto, Japan, 2004.

2003

Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Herre, Jürgen; Neubauer, Christian: „Sicherheitstechnologien für den elektronischen Musikvertrieb“, In: Dr. R. Moser und Dr. A. Scheuermann: Handbuch der Musikwirtschaft. 2003, 6. vollständig überarbeitete Auflage, Josef Keller GmbH & Co. Verlags- KG, Starnberg und München, S. 144 – 154

2002

K. Brandenburg, Perceptual Coding of High Quality Digital Audio, In: Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics. Ed. by M. Kahrs and K. Brandenburg. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 39 -- 83, 2002.

2000

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; Kunz, Oliver; Sugiyama, Akihiko: “MPEG-4 Natural Audio Coding”, Signal Processing Image Communication 15(4-5), pp. 423-444 (2000) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0923-5965(99)00056-91998

Brandenburg, K.: “Perceptual Coding of High Quality Digital Audio”, In: M. Kahrs, K. Brandenburg (ed.): Applicat. of Digital Signal Process. to Audio and Acoust., Kluwer, 1998, ISBN 0-7923-8130-0

1997

Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Bosi, M.; Quackenbush, S.; Akagiri, K.; Fuchs, H.; Herre, J.; Fielder, L.; Dietz, M.; Oikawa, Y.; Davidson, G.: “ISO/IEC MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding”, JAES 1997 Vol. 45 (firstly published as conference paper at 101st AES Convention, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1996)

1994

Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Stoll, Gerhard et. al: “The ISO/MPEG-1 Audio Codec: A Generic Standard for Coding of High Quality Digital Audio”, Journal of the AES, 1994, pp. 780 – 792 (firstly published as conference paper at 92nd AES Convention, Vienna, Austria, 1992)

1992

K. Brandenburg and T. Sporer. NMR and Masking Flag: Evaluation of Quality using Perceptual Criteria, In: Proceedings of 11th AES Conference - paper 11-020, Portland, USA, 1992.

1991

K. Brandenburg, J. Herre and J.D. Johnston, ASPEC - Adaptive spectral perceptual entropy coding of high quality music signals, In: Proceedings of the 90th AES Convention - preprint 3011, Paris, France, 1991.

1989

K. Brandenburg, Ein Beitrag zu den Verfahren und der Qualitätsbeurteilung für hochwertige Musikcodierung PhD thesis, FAU Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany, 1989.

1987

K. Brandenburg, OCF - A new coding algorithm for high quality sound signals, In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 87), Vol. 12, pp. 141--144, 1987.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2012 Director, Inter-departmental Institute for Media and Mobile Communications IMMK, Technische Universität Ilmenau

Since 2004 Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, Fraunhofer IDMT, Ilmenau

Since 2000 Head, Electronic Media Technology Group, Institute of Media Technology, Technische Universität Ilmenau

2000-2005 Director, Institute for Media Technology, Technische Universität Ilmenau

2000-2003 Head, Fraunhofer Working Group for Electronic Media AEMT, Ilmenau (pursued from 2004 on as Fraunhofer IDMT)

1993-1999 Head, Audio/ Multimedia Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen

1990-1993 Scientific assistant, Chair of Electronic Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

1989-1990 Postdoctoral member of technical staff, Signal Processing Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, USA

1982-1989 Research Fellow, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

1982-1989 PhD in Electrical Engineering for his work on digital audio coding and perceptual measurement techniques. The research results of this dissertation are the basis of MPEG-1 Layer 3 (mp3), MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and most other modern audio compression schemes, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen- Nuremberg, Germany

1973–1982 Studies of and diploma degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, Friedrich- Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Awards

Awards

2015

Technology Award of the Eduard Rhein Foundation together with his colleagues Bern- hard Grill and Jürgen Herre for their significant contributions to the development and implementation of mp3

2014

IMTC Leadership Award together with his colleague Bernd Edler for their contribution to audio coding and the standardization of the mp3 format

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

AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of his co-chairing the 53rd AES International Conference

2011

»Distinguished Heyser Memorial Lecturer« der AES 130th Convention

AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the AES 42nd International Conference

2009

Election into the “German Research Hall of Fame” initiated by the German business jour- nal “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

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) selected Karlheinz Brandenburg as one of the 120 most influential persons in the history of electrical engineering

2004

IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award, for major contributions to digital audio source coding

Thuringian Research Award (Thüringer Forschungspreis) 2003, category “Applied Research” together with Dr. Sandra Brix and Dr.-Ing. Thomas Sporer

Sputnik Innovator Award

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

“Deutscher Zukunftspreis, German President’s Award for Innovation in Science and Technology” together with his colleagues Harald Popp and Bernhard Grill for their work on the mp3 format

AES Board of Governors Award for co-chairmanship of the AES 17th International Conference

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

Memberships

Memberships

Fellow of Audio Engineering Society (AES)

Member of the AES Technical Committee on Coding of Audio Signals of the Audio Engineering Society (AES)

Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Associated Member of the Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustics Signal Processing of the Signal Processing Society (IEEE)

Fellow of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP)

Member of “Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft e.V.” (FKTG)

Member of “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V.” – German Acoustical Society (DEGA)

Faculty Advisor of the AES Student Section Ilmenau e.V.

Member of “Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig” – Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig Germany

Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering “acatech”

Member of the Academia Europaea