Harald Nautsch was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1967. He received his M.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering from Linköping University (LiU) in 1991. He joined the Information Coding Group at the Department of EE at LiU the same year, doing research on fractal image coding and its connections to wavelet image compression, later moving on to teaching classes on source coding and image, video and audio coding. From July to December 2011 he was a guest researcher at Institut für Informationsverarbeitung (TNT), Leibniz Universität Hannover, doing work on screen-content coding. From July 2012 to January 2013 he will again be a guest researcher at TNT, working mainly on scalable video coding.