Schafer, Ralf

Schafer, Ralf

Director of Video Division at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Ralf Schäfer is Director of the Video Division at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin where he is responsible for two departments with 90 researchers and 50 undergraduate students. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical University Berlin (TUB) and joined HHI as a researcher in 1977. In 1984, he received his doctorate at TUB in the area of digital video coding of TV signals. His research interests cover all areas related to images and video, from acquisition to display and from algorithm development to ASIC implementation. Besides his role as Division Director, he is responsible for three technology centers, the CINIQ Center for Data and Information Intelligence (http://www.ciniq.de), the Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies - 3IT (http://www.3it-berlin.de) and Tomorrow’s immersive Media Experience (TiME) Lab (http://www.timelab-hhi.com), where smart data solutions and immersive technologies are developed and demonstrated.

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