Harald Kosch works as a Full Professor at the University of Passau, Passau, Germany, and the Head of the Chair of Distributed Information Systems, which comprises at the moment eight researchers. His research topics include multimedia databases, mobile multimedia, multimedia middleware, and internet applications. He started his research career at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France, in 1993 as a postgraduate student and entered the Ph.D. program in 1994, completing it in June 1997. In 2002, he attained the Habilitation at the University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria. In March 2006, he took over the Chair of Distributed Information Systems at the University of Passau. Professor Kosch successfully participates in the MPEG-7 and MPEG-21 standardization process, is one of the cofounders of the multimedia metadata community, and owns several patents. He has been organizing many international conferences and workshops covering different aspects of multimedia engineering. Currently, he is involved in several international research projects, focusing on distributed multimedia systems and databases, and especially on scientific multimedia applications and the linked open data cloud. He is the author of several books and publishes regularly in refereed international journals and conference proceedings.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013