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Karlheinz Brandenburg

Karlheinz Brandenburg, German electrical engineer, researcher. Achievements include over 100 patents; pioneering work in digital audio coding and perceptual measurement techniques, wave field synthesis and psychoacoustics.

Background

  • Brandenburg, Karlheinz was born on June 20, 1954 in Erlangen, Germany. Son of Eva and Hans-Heinrich Brandenburg.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, 1980. Master of Science in Mathematics, Friedrich-Alexander University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineer, Friedrich-Alexander University, 1989.

    Career

    • Research associate Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany, 1982—1989, Germany, 1990—1993. Postdoctoral member technical staff American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1989—1990. Head of audio/multimedia department Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Erlangen, Germany, 1993—1999.

      Professor Institute for Media Technology, Ilmenau Technology University, since 2000. Director Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, Germany, since 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include over 100 patents. Pioneering work in digital audio coding and perceptual measurement techniques, wave field synthesis and psychoacoustics.

    Works

    • Editor: (book) Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics. The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science.

    Membership

    Visionary chair committee Midem Net, Cannes, France, 2008. Fellow: Audio Engineering Society (governor since 2008, Silver medal 1998), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Engineering Excellence award 2000, Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics award 2004).

    Personality

    Interests

    Relaxing, hiking, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Ines Rein-Brandenburg.
    • father: Eva Brandenburg
    • mother: Hans-Heinrich Brandenburg
    • spouse: Ines Rein-Brandenburg.
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    Born June 20, 1954
    (age 63)
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    • 1980
      Friedrich-Alexander University
    • 1982
      Friedrich-Alexander University
    • 1989
      Friedrich-Alexander University
    • 1982 - 1989
      Research associate, Friedrich-Alexander University
      Erlangen, Bayern, Germany, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1989 - 1990
      postdoctoral member, technical staff American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell Laboratories
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1990 - 1993
      Research associate, Friedrich-Alexander University
      Germany
    • 1993 - 1999
      head, of audio/multimedia department Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits
      Erlangen, Bayern, Germany, Bayern, Germany, Germany
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