Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor of Electrical Engineering
Bernd Girod is the Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, California. He received an Engineering Doctorate from University of Hannover, Germany, and an M.S. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Until 1999, he was a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Erlangen– Nuremberg. He has authored over 600 conference and journal papers and six books, receiving the EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper Award in 2002, the IEEE Multimedia Communication Best Paper Award in 2007, the EURASIP Image Communication Best Paper Award in 2008, the EURASIP Signal Processing Most Cited Paper Award in 2008, the EURASIP Technical Achievement Award in 2004, and the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2011. His research interests are in the area of image, video, and multimedia systems. As an entrepreneur, he was involved in numerous startup ventures, among them Polycom, Vivo Software, 8x8, and RealNetworks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a EURASIP Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).