Thomas Wiegand is a professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and is jointly heading the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany. He was a visiting professor at Stanford University and co-founded several startup companies. For his research and publications, he received numerous awards. Thomson Reuters named him in their list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” as one of the most cited researchers in his field. He is a recipient of the ITU150 Award. He has been elected to the German National Academy of Engineering (Acatech) and the National Academy of Science (Leopoldina).
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI
The research at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI generates innovations for the digital society of the future. Fraunhofer HHI is a world leading research institution in the development of mobile and optical communication networks, machine learning as well as the processing and coding of video and 3D signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital technologies – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions. The institute is involved in the development of international standards for information and communication technologies and creates new applications as an industry partner.