Excellent and honored: HEVC research at Fraunhofer HHI

January 30, 2018


For decades, Fraunhofer HHI has been a global leader in the coding of video signals. It develops trend-setting innovations in the field of information and communication technology. Numerous international awards are a positive side effect of the successful research work.

2011: The research team around Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wiegand receives the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize for significant contributions to video coding.

2012: The outstanding achievements of the Fraunhofer HHI research team in the development and establishment of the international video coding standard H.264/MPEG-4 AVC are honored by the International Conference on Consumer Electronics with the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Technical Field Award.

2014: Fraunhofer HHI scientists Benjamin Bross, Dr. Detlev Marpe and Dr. Heiko Schwarz receive the "Certificate of Merit" award of the SMPTE Journal for the article "The New Efficiency Video Coding Standard".

2015: On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) honors the video coding standards H.264/MPEG-4AVC and H.265/MPEG-H HEVC with the unique ITU150 Award. The award also goes to prominent personalities, such as Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the father of the mobile phone Martin Cooper, who have had a major influence on progress in information and communications technology.

2016: Fraunhofer HHI research group leader Dr. Detlev Marpe is presented with the "Best Associate Editor Award" for his editorial contributions to the "IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT)" – the leading publication platform for forward-looking technologies.

2017: Once again, the Joint Collaborative Team for Video Coding (JCT-VC), which also includes Fraunhofer HHI, receives the Primetime Engineering Emmy Award for HEVC. Already in 2008, Fraunhofer HHI received this important award together with other key persons, as well as the Technology Engineering Emmy Award in 2009.

The HEVC research at Fraunhofer HHI is an "excellent" success story. To be continued.