Prof. Dr. Frank Hartung - Multimedia Technology

Media Technology - Media Production - Media Security

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Research and Publications

Prof. Hartung is heading the research area Multimedia Technology within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at FH Aachen, University of Applied Sciences. His general research area is networked multimedia. Main research interests include multimedia transmission over IP based networks, automotive video, car IT security, 3D video signal processing, multimedia security, and 3D video production.

Prof. Hartung is editorial board member of Image Communication (Elsevier) and of Signal, Image and Video Processing (Springer). In May 2012, he was special session chair of the session "Compression and Transmission for Videoconferencing and Telepresence" at the 19. Packet Video Workshop. He is a member of IEEE, VDE and FKTG and active member of VDE ITG working group 3.2 (image and video coding).

The publication list is here.

Teaching

Prof. Hartung's course offering includes courses in bachelor and master programs in computer science (CS), electrical engineering (EE), and communication & multimedia design (CMD).This includes the following courses:

  • Courses in German language
    • Licht-, Audio- und Videotechnik (BSc CMD)
    • Spezialgebiete der Audio-/Videoproduktion (BSc CMD)
    • Multimediatechnik (BSc EE and CS)
    • Conferencing and Streaming (MSc EE)
  • Courses in English language
    • Business Media (BSc CMD, taught at Interfaculty Maastricht/Netherlands, currently by lecturer Gerd Pasch)
    • Media Services (BSc CMD, taught at Interfaculty Maastricht/Netherlands, currently by lecturer Gerd Pasch)
    • Mobile TV (BSc CMD, taught at Interfaculty Maastricht/Netherlands, starting winter 2012)
    • Multimedia Content Protection (taught at RWTH Aachen, MSc Communications Engineering)

Short CV

Frank Hartung studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen/Germany and NTH Trondheim/Norway and received a Dipl.-Ing. (equivalent to M.Sc.) degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen. He further received a Dr.-Ing. (equivalent to Ph.D.) degree in electrical engineering from University of Erlangen. Topic of his dissertation was video watermarking, and his publications were among the very first in that area. From 1999 to 2011, Dr. Hartung worked as senior specialist and team leader of the Multimedia Technologies Research group with Ericsson Research, Herzogenrath, Germany. In 2008, he spent 6 months at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, as visiting research scholar. Since 2011, he is Professor of Multimedia Technology with FH Aachen, Germany. Dr. Hartung is a member of IEEE and VDE. In 2001/2002, he was chair of the German IEEE Signal Processing Society chapter. Dr. Hartung is author of more than 50 publications, and co-inventor of 7 granted and more than 20 pending patents. He also authored a large number of standards contributions in standards bodies including OMA, OIPF, 3GPP, and IETF. His current research interests include multimedia transmission over IP based networks, 3D video signal processing, image processing, software defined video networking, multimedia security, and car IT security.

Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Hartung
Multimedia Technology
FH Aachen, University of Applied Sciences
Dept Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Eupener Strasse 70
52066 Aachen, Germany

Phone +49 241 6009 52148
Mobile +49 173 5432336
Fax +49 241 6009-52190
Email f.hartung (at) fh-aachen .de