Prof. Dr. -Ing. Thomas Sporer

  • Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT

Studies/academic and professional milestones

  • since 2010 professor at the University of the Arts Berlin
  • since 2004 deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
  • 2000 – 2003 Research fellow, Fraunhofer Working Group for Electronic Media AEMT, Ilmenau (since 2004 Fraunhofer IDMT)
  • since1999 Lectureship at the Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • 1998 Received Ph.D. from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in electrical engineering
  • 1997 – 2000 Research fellow, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
  • 1989 – 1997 Research fellow, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1988 – 1989 Research fellow, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
  • 1983 – 1988 Studiy of Computer Science, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Main Research

  • audio coding
  • filter-banks
  • psychoacoustics
  • quality assessment
  • sound evaluation

Memberships

  • Member of the ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union, Radiocommunication Sector)
  • Member of IEC TC100
  • Member of Audio Engineering Society (AES)
  • Member of EBU (European Broadcasting Union)
  • Rapporteur on audio quality assessment in ITU-R WP6C
  • Member of ITU-R WP6B, SMPTE DC28 and IEC TC100/TA11

Awards

  • Thuringian Research Award (Thüringer Forschungspreis) 2003, category "Applied Research" (together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Brandenburg and Dr.-Ing. Sandra Brix)