Full Name
Siegfried Foessel
Fraunhofer IIS
Job Title
Head of Moving Picture Technologies
Speaker Bio
Siegfried Foessel received a Diploma and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen. He is head of the department Moving Picture Technologies at Fraunhofer IIS, Germany, and head of the technology study program at the HFF film school in Munich. In addition he is spokesperson of the Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media.
His previous research projects include: development of digital cinema cameras like ARRI D20/D21, certification test plan for DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives), standardisation of digital cinema profiles for JPEG2000 and development of post-production tools for digital cinema (easyDCP) and immersive audio (MPEG-H). His latest activities are related to JPEG-XS technology. Siegfried is member and chair of various national and international standardisation bodies. He is SMPTE fellow and IEEE senior member with more than 80 publications. For FKTG (Fernseh-und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft), the German equivalent to SMPTE, he serves currently as president.
Siegfried Foessel