- December 28, 2022: I am honored to have received the „Appreciation Award 2022 in Science and Engineering“ („Würdigungspreis 2022 für Naturwissenschaften / technische Wissenschaften“) from the federal state Carinthia, a prize awarded every four years for outstanding scientific achievements.
- October 2022: The Horizon Europe project “Scalable Platform for Innovations on Real-time Immersive Telepresence” (SPIRIT) started. Most important partners: Ericsson GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG (and associated companies), Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), Ghent University, University of Surrey.
The research group „Multimedia Communication (MMC)“ was founded and is being led by Prof. Hermann Hellwagner. Prof. Christian Timmerer is now co-lead of the group.
The research activities of the group are in the areas of
- Adaptive video streaming: Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
- Multimedia Quality of Service/Experience (QoS/QoE)
- 360° video and point cloud streaming over 5G; edge computing
- Standardization within ISO/IEC MPEG
- Communication in UAV systems
The focus of the MMC group is clearly on adaptive delivery of audio-visual contents.
The group actively participates in several international and national research projects on all levels, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry.
In teaching, the MMC group covers the technical courses of the Informatics study programme such as Computer Organization, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Servers and Clusters, Multimedia Technology, and Adaptive Media Streaming.