Hermann Hellwagner received the M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) and Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) degrees in informatics from the University of Linz, Austria, in 1983 and 1988, respectively. He has been a Full Professor of informatics at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC), Klagenfurt University, Austria, for more than ten years, leading the Multimedia Communications Group. Earlier, he held positions as an Associate Professor at the University of Technology in Munich (TUM) and as a Senior Researcher at Siemens Corporate Research in Munich. His current research areas are distributed multimedia systems, multimedia communications, and quality of service. He has received many research grants from national (Austria, Germany) and European funding agencies as well as from industry. Dr. Hellwagner is the editor of several books and has published more than 100 scientific papers on parallel computer architecture, parallel programming, and multimedia communications and adaptation. He has organized several international conferences and workshops. He is a Member of the IEEE, ACM, German Informatics Society (GI), and Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and a Member of the Scientific Board of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). He currently serves as the Deputy Head of the Austrian delegation to the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG - ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11).
Biography Updated on 3 March 2010