Fraunhofer HHI scientist Detlev Marpe receives IEEE Best Associate Editor Award

Dr. Detlev Marpe received the 2016 Best Associate Editor Award for his editorial contributions to the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT). This top ranked scientific journal covers all aspects of visual information related to video and provides a leading publishing platform for contributions aiming to impact future developments in the field of video technology and video systems.

Dr. Marpe, head of the Video Coding & Analytics department at Fraunhofer HHI, is an active voluntary member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology  since the beginning of 2014. In recognition of his dedicated contributions and excellent management of the review process, he was awarded the 2016 Best Associate Editor Award of the CSVT.

As the premier journal in the area of video technology and video systems, the CSVT is the paramount source for developments in image and video compression, but it also covers new emerging topics like visual computing in the cloud or augmented video. According to Google Scholar, CSVT is ranked the top publication among the most influential journals and conferences in the area of multimedia. The 2015 impact factor of the CSVT is 2.254, which ranks it among the highly cited journals in related scientific fields.

Dr. Marpe has been honored several times for his scientific contributions in the area of video coding. In 2015, he was elected an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to video coding research and standardization. Further, he was nominated for the German Future Prize in 2012 and received the Karl Heinz Beckurts Award in 2011. Together with other important key contributors, he received both the Primetime Engineering Emmy Award and the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for the development of the H.264/AVC standard in 2008 and 2009, respectively. In addition, he has been honored with several Best Paper Awards for his scientific publications.

The editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology journal consists of 60 associate editors, the editor-in-chief Prof. Dan Schonfeld, and the dep-uty editor-in-chief Dr. Shipeng Li, all being active on a voluntary basis. The associate editors select highly qualified reviewers who evaluate submitted papers and contribute to the assessment process before publication. Associate editors look at the papers’ novelty of approach, clarity and conciseness and relevance to video technology and video systems.