Chair for Communications Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
Jens-Rainer Ohm holds the chair position of the Institute of Communication Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany since 2000. His research and teaching activities cover the areas of motion-compensated, stereoscopic and 3-D image processing, multimedia signal coding, transmission and content description, audio signal analysis, as well as fundamental topics of signal processing and digital communication systems. Since 1998, he participates in the work of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). He has been chairing/co-chairing various standardization activities in video coding, namely the MPEG Video Subgroup since 2002, the Joint Video Team (JVT) of MPEG and ITU-T SG 16 VCEG from 2005 to 2009, and currently, the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), as well as the Joint Video Exploration Team (JVET). Prof. Ohm has authored textbooks on multimedia signal processing, analysis and coding, on communication engineering and signal transmission, as well as numerous papers in the fields mentioned above.