Bio: Gerald Schuller is a professor at the Institute for Media Technology of the Technical University of Ilmenau, since 2008. He was head of the Audio Coding for Special Applications group of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Ilmenau, Germany, since January 2002 until 2008, and is now a member of Fraunhofer IDMT. Before joining the Fraunhofer Institute, he was a member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, a Lucent Spin-off, from 1998 to 2001. There he worked in the Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory. He received his Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 1989, and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) degree from the University of Hanover in 1997, studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989/90 and at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing from 2002 until 2006, and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2006 to 2009, and of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia since 2008. He is recipient of the 2006 IEEE Best Paper Award in the Audio and Electroacoustic Area. His research areas are in filter banks, audio coding, music signal processing, and 3D audio and visual object representations.
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