I’m a Research Engineer at IRT – Institute for Broadcasting Technology, the Research and Development Institute of the public service broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (ARD, ZDF, DRadio, ORF and SRG/SSR), within the Media Services and Platforms area. I focus on interactive TV, especially HbbTV, and Big Data in the broadcasting domain, leading international research projects in this areas. Besides my work at IRT, I’m also a Lecturer for Digital Broadcast Engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM), covering both traditional linear digital broadcasting technology e.g. DVB, but also non-linear broadcasting via (adaptive) streaming and interactive TV.
During my previous work at the Institute for Data Processing of TUM, I received a Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree in electrical engineering and information technology for my thesis on the application of multi-way data analysis methods in the context of Quality of Experience (QoE) prediction models. My research interests include crowdsourcing, applications of multi-way data analysis, QoE assessment with a particular focus on (processed) video and resulting video quality metrics, and interactive TV.