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Photonic Networks and Systems

The research focus of the department are high-performance optical transmission systems for use in in-house, access, metropolitan, wide-area and satellite communication networks.

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Photonic Components

The department develops optoelectronic semiconductor components as well as integrated optical circuits for data transmission. Another focus is on infrared sensor systems, terahertz spectroscopy and high-performance semiconductor lasers for industrial and medical applications.
We frequently offer B. Sc., M. Sc., or PhD topics. We are also interested into qualified post docs from our field.

Please contact: Martin Schell

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Multimedia is a key technology in digital society and the digital economy. Images, videos, speech, sound and associated data are indispensable companions of everyday life, both in private and professional life. The Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI has played a key role in shaping numerous developments in the field of multimedia and offers a wide range of technological competencies and solutions that are bundled in the Multimedia business unit.

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Vision & Imaging Technologies

The focus of the department is on complex 2D/3D analysis and synthesis methods, on computer vision as well as innovative camera, sensor, display and projection systems. The department is researching for the entire video processing chain from content creation to playback.

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Wireless Communication and Networks

The research focus is on radio-based information transmission. The department provides contributions to the theory and technical feasibility of radio systems and develops hardware prototypes.

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Video Communication and Applications

The research focus of the department is on efficient coding, transport, processing, and analysis of image and video signals. Moreover, different areas of deep learning, interpretable machine learning, compression of neural networks, and analysis of biomedical data are the subject of further research activities.

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Artificial Intelligence

The main focus of the department is on the research and development of efficient algorithms for coding, transport, and storage as well as for processing of image and video signals. Another focus is on the development and deployment of implementations that demonstrate the benefits and potential of new coding and transmission technology for various applications.

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Corporate Communications & Marketing

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The administration is a service provider and supports the employees of the Institute in the handling of the bureaucratic tasks.

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