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Karlheinz Brandenburg

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Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg has been a driving force behind some of today's most innovative digital audio technology, notably the MP3 and MPEG audio standards. He is acclaimed for seminal work on digital audio coding and perceptual measurement techniques, Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) and psycho-acoustics. An IEEE Senior Member, Dr. Brandenburg belongs to the IEEE Signal Processing Society's technical committee on Audio and Electro-acoustics and is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). Honors include the IEEE Region 10 Engineering Excellence Award, the AES Silver Medal and the German Future Award, which he shared with colleagues. The author of numerous articles and co-editor of Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, Dr. Brandenburg holds 25 patents, with several more pending. He is currently professor and head of the Institute for Media Technology, Ilmenau Technical University, and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, both in Ilmenau, Germany.