Instructor profile Mathias Wien

Dr Mathias Wien

Dr. -Ing, Privatdozent and Academic Director, RWTH Aachen University - Aachen, Germany.

Mathias Wien received the Diploma and Dr.-Ing. degrees from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University), Aachen, Germany, in 1997 and 2004, respectively.

In 2018, he achieved the status of the habilitation, which makes him an independent scientist in the field of visual media communication. He was with Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, RWTH Aachen University (head: Prof. Jens-Rainer Ohm) as a researcher from 1997-2006, and as senior researcher and head of administration from 2006-2018.

Since July 2018, he is with Lehrstuhl für Bildverarbeitung, RWTH Aachen University (head: Prof. Dorit Merhof) as senior researcher, leader of the Visual Media Communication group, and head of administration.

His research interests include image and video processing, immersive, space-frequency adaptive and scalable video compression, and robust video transmission. Mathias has been an active contributor to VVC, HEVC, and H.264/AVC. He has participated and contribute to ITU-T VCEG, ISO/IEC MPEG, the Joint Video Team (JVT), the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), and the Joint Video Experts Team (JVET) of VCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG.

He has served as a co-editor of the scalability amendment to H.264/AVC (SVC). In the aforementioned standardization bodies, he has co-chaired and coordinated several AdHoc groups as well as tool- and core experiments. Mathias has published more than 60 scientific articles and conference papers in the area of video coding and has co-authored several patents in this area. Mathias has further authored and co-authored more than 200 standardization documents. He has published the Springer textbook “High Efficiency Video Coding: Coding Tools and Specification”, which fully covers Version 1 of HEVC.

Dr. Wien has been a member of the Continuing Education Institute-Europe Faculty since 2019.

Course 016 Versatile Video Coding: Algorithms and Specification