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gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit"> <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1"/> </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--> </head> <body bgcolor=white lang=EN-US link="#AA2233" vlink="#484040" style='tab-interval: .5in'> <div class=WordSection1> <p align=center style='text-align:center;background:white'><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=242 height=322 id="_x0000_i1027" src=Girod02.JPG></span><br> <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:24.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast;color:#0000A0'>Bernd Girod<br> </span></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-family: Arial;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; color:#0000A0'>Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor of Electrical Engineering</span></b><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </div> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:windowtext'>Bernd Girod</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:windowtext'> is the Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, California. He also serves as Director of the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN), the Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication, and as Founding Director Emeritus and now Chair of the Advisory Board of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a bicoastal institute between Stanford and Columbia University in New York City. He was a Senior Associate Dean of the Stanford School of Engineering from 2012 to 2016. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'>He received his M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, in 1980 and his Doctoral degree from University of Hannover, Germany, in 1987. </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>He</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'> joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>and was</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:windowtext'> an Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Laboratory</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"'> until 1990</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'>. From 1990 to 1993, he was Professor of Computer Graphics and Technical Director of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, jointly appointed with the Computer Science Section of Cologne University. From 1993 until 1999, he </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>held the Chair</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:windowtext'> of Electrical Engineering / Telecommunications at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>was </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:windowtext'>the Head of the Telecommunic</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>ations Institute I and director of </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'>the Telecommunications Laboratory. He served as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department from 1995 to 1997. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'>Professor <span class=SpellE>Girod s</span> research over the course of more than three decades has spanned a broad range of topics including image and video coding, networked media systems, and visual search. He has authored or co-authored one major text-book (printed in 3 languages), five monographs, and over 600 book chapters, journal articles and conference papers, and is a named inventor of over 25 US patents. He has been a member of the IEEE Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee from 1989 to 1997 and has served on the Editorial Boards for several journals in his field, among them as founding Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and Area Editor for Speech, Image, Video &amp; Signal Processing of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He has served on numerous conference committees, e.g., as Tutorial Chair of ICASSP-97 in Munich and again for ICIP-2000 in Vancouver, as General Chair of the 1998 IEEE Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing Workshop in <span class=SpellE>Alpbach</span>, Austria, as General Chair of the Visual Communication and Image Processing Conference (VCIP) in San Jose, CA, in 2001, and General Chair of Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV) at Stanford, CA, in 2004, and General Co-Chair of ICIP-2008 in San Diego, of VCIP 2010 in China, and of the Packet Video Workshop 2013 in San Jose.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'>For over 25 years, Professor Girod has worked with start-up ventures as founder, investor, director, or advisor. Most notably, he has been a co-founder and Chief Scientist of Vivo Software, Inc., Waltham, MA (1993-98); after <span class=SpellE>Vivo's</span> <span class=SpellE>aquisition</span>, 1998-2002, Chief Scientist of <span class=SpellE>RealNetworks</span>, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK). He has served on the Board of Directors for 8x8, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, (Nasdaq: EGHT)<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>1996-2004, and for <span class=SpellE>GeoVantage</span>, Inc., Swampscott, MA, 2000-2005. In 2007, he co-founded <span class=SpellE>Dyyno</span>, Inc. Palo Alto, CA. From 2004 to 2007, he also served as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the new Deutsche Telekom Laboratories at the Technical University of Berlin. He has been an angel investor for 20 years, served on numerous advisory boards, and currently advises <span class=SpellE>HearstLab</span>, a corporate incubator for women-led startup companies in New York City. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext'>Professor Girod was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 1998 'for his contributions to the theory and practice of video communications' and a Fellow of EURASIP in 2008. He has been named 'Distinguished Lecturer' for the year 2002 by the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He received 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, as well as the EURASIP Technical Achievement Award in 2004 and the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2011. The German National Academy of Sciences (<span class=SpellE>Leopoldina</span>) inducted him as a member 2007. He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2015 for  <span class=SpellE>For</span> contributions to video compression, streaming, and multimedia systems. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </div> </div> </body> </html>