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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckehard Steinbach

Lehrstuhl für Medientechnik (Prof. Steinbach)


Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

  • Tel.: +49 (89) 289 - 23503, 23504
  • Raum: 0509.02.952
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Eckehard Steinbach (IEEE M'96, SM'08, F'15) studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), the University of Essex (Great-Britain), and ESIEE in Paris. From 1994 - 2000 he was a member of the research staff of the Image Communication Group at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), where he received the Engineering Doctorate in 1999. From February 2000 to December 2001 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Information Systems Laboratory of Stanford University. In February 2002 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Munich (Germany), where he is currently a Full Professor for Media Technology. His current research interests are in the area of audio-visual-haptic information processing and communication as well as networked and interactive multimedia systems.

Prof. Steinbach has served on various conference committees, e.g., as co-chair of VCIP 2001, VMV 2003, the 1st Int. Workshop on Mobile Video (in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2007), Hot3D 2011 (in conjunction with ICME 2011), the IEEE Packet Video Workshop 2012, IEEE HAVE 2012, and Hot3D 2015 (in conjunction with ICME 2015). In addition, he has served as a program co-chair for the systems track at ACM Multimedia 2009,  the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing 2010, IEEE ICME 2014, NOSSDAV 2016, and VCIP 2017.

He has been a guest editor for the special issue on “Multimedia over IP and Wireless Networks” of the EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, the special issue on “Advanced Video Technologies and Applications for H.264/AVC and Beyond” of the EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, the special issue on “Multimedia Applications in Mobile/Wireless Context” of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and the special issue on “Wireless Video Transmission” of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

From 2005-2015 Prof. Steinbach served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT). From 2011-2015 he also served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia. Since 2017, he serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Haptics. From 2008 - 2011 Prof. Steinbach served as a member of the IEEE Multimedia and Signal Processing (MMSP) Technical Committee. Until the end of 2010 he has served as a member of the ICME Steering Committee. In March 2005 Prof. Steinbach has been appointed as a guest professor at the Chinesisch-Deutschen Hochschulkolleg (CDHK) at Tongji University in Shanghai.

Prof. Steinbach and his team have received several best paper, best student paper or best poster awards for their work. Prof. Steinbach is the recipient of the 2011 “Forschungspreis Technische Kommunikation” of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2015 for his contributions to visual and haptic communications.