Robert Skupin received his Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in electrical engineering from H-BRS in St. Augustin, Germany in 2009 and his M.S. degree in computer engineering from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany in 2014. He has been with the Multimedia Communications Group in the Video Communication and Applications Department of the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute in Berlin, Germany since 2009.
His research interests lie in the area of efficient coding, storage and transport of traditional video data as well as emerging formats in AR/VR. He co-authored many publications in this area and contributed roughly 200 related standardisation documents to H.265/HEVC, its scalable extensions and, recently, H.266/VVC as well as related system standards such as the ISO Base Media File Format, MPEG-2 Transport Stream and the Omnidirectional MediA Format. He also contributed to various scientific and industry-funded research projects such as SVConS and COAST in the EU FP7 program and the German BMBF project CODEPAN.
Main Research Topics
The MPEG-OMAF standard (officially ISO/IEC 23090-2) is the first international standard for storage and distribution of 360° Video, with significant contributions from Fraunhofer HHI’s Video Coding and Analytics department. OMAF specifies tile-based streaming of 360° Video which allows for significantly higher resolution at the end device.