Prof. Dr. -Ing. Thomas Sporer

Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IDMT

since 2010 professor at Berlin University of the Arts
since 2004 deputy director of Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
2000 – 2003 research fellow, Fraunhofer Working Group for Electronic Media AEMT, Ilmenau (since 2004 Fraunhofer IDMT)
since 1999 lectureship at 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 study of Computer Science, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg


Main Research

audio coding
quality assessment
sound evaluation



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



2004 Thuringian Research Award (Thüringer Forschungspreis) 2003, category "Applied Research" (together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Brandenburg and Dr.-Ing. Sandra Brix)