Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Georg Musmann
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Informationsverarbeitung
Appelstr. 9A
30167 Hannover
phone: +49 511 762-5317
fax: +49 511 762-5333
office location: room 1301

Hans Georg Musmann was born in 1935. He received the Dipl.-Ing degree in Electrical Engineering in 1962, and the Dr.-Ing. degree in 1966, both from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany. From 1966 to 1973 he was employed at the Institut für Nachrichtentechnik of the Technische Universität Braunschweig, where he was involved in studies of digital communication systems with emphasis on source encoding. There he received the Habilitation and became Associate Professor in 1970.

Since 1973 he is Full Professor and Head of the Institut für Theoretische Nachrichtentechnik und Informationsverarbeitung at the Universität Hannover, Germany. In 1988 he also became member of the board of directors of the Laboratorium für Informationstechnologie of the Universität Hannover.

His main research field is video and audio coding for future communication systems. He is author of more than 50 research papers and holder of 15 patents. He received the Award of the Nachrichtentechnische Gesellschaft 1971, the K.H. Beckurts Award 1991, the Science Award 1977 of Niedersachsen and the Küpfmüller Prize 2000. In 2008, he received the Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and the Richard-Theile Medaille. He was guest professor at the University of Hangzhou in China in 1981 and at the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1984.

H. G. Musmann is a member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, of the Academia Europaea Cambridge, of the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europea, Wien and of the Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft. From 1988 to 1992 he chaired the ISO MPEG/Audio group which developed the ISO Audio Coding Standard MP3.

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  • Journals
    • Hans Georg Musmann
      Genesis of the MP3 Audio Coding Standard
      IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 1043-1049, August 2006
    • Thomas Wedi, Hans Georg Musmann
      Motion and Aliasing Compensated Prediction for Hybrid Video Coding
      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, invited paper, July 2003
    • Hans-Georg Musmann, Reiner Lippmann
      Vier Jahrzehnte Videocodierung
      it - Information Technology, Vol. 5, No. 45, pp. 263-272, May 2003
    • H.G. Musmann, M. Hoetter, J. Ostermann
      Object-oriented analysis-synthesis coding of moving images
      Signal Processing: Image Communications, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 117-138, January 1989
    • H.G. Musmann, P. Pirsch, H.J. Grallert
      Advances in picture coding
      Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 523-548, 1985
  • Conference Contributions
    • Hans Georg Musmann
      A unified point of view on video compression: A model-based perspective
      Workshop on Very Low Bit Rate Video Compression, Urbana-Champaign, 1993
    • Hans Georg Musmann
      Object-oriented Analysis-Synthesis Coding based on Source Models of Moving 2D and 3D-Objects
      ICASSP, ICASSP, p. 4, Minneapolis, USA, 1993
    • H.G. Musmann
      The ISO Audio coding standard
      Proceedings, IEEE Globecom, Vol. 1, pp. 511-517, December 1990
  • Standardisation Contributions
    • M. Narroschke, H.G. Musmann
      Adaptive prediction error coding in spatial and frequency domain for H.264/AVC
      ITU-T Q.6/SG16, doc. VCEG-AB06, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2006