Assoc.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Klaus Schöffmann

Dr. Klaus Schoeffmann is an Associate Professor in the distributed multimedia systems research group at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC) at Klagenfurt University, Austria. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 and his Habilitation (venia docendi) in 2015, both in Computer Science and from Klagenfurt University. His research focuses on human-computer-interaction with multimedia data, multimedia content analysis, and multimedia systems, particularly in the domain of endoscopic video systems. He has co-authored more than 70 publications on various topics in multimedia and he has co-organized several international conferences, special sessions and workshops. He is co-founder of the Video Browser Showdown (VBS), an editorial board member of the Springer International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), Springer International Journal on Multimedia Systems, and a temporary steering committee member of the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM). Additionally, he is member of the IEEE and the ACM and a regular reviewer for international conferences and journals in the field of multimedia.

O.Univ.-Prof.Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Laszlo Böszörmenyi

Dr.Laszlo Böszörmenyi is a full professor and the head of ITEC at Klagenfurt University. He is a senior member of the ACM, a member of IEEE and OCG and the deputy head of the Austrian delegation to the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG, the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 WG11). Furthermore, he is a founding member of the European Chapter of the SIGMM (Special Interest Group on Multimedia). In his research, he is currently focusing on distributed multimedia systems, with special emphasis on adaptation, video delivery infrastructures, interactive video exploration and multimedia languages. He is the author of several books and he regularly publishes in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. In addition, he has organized several international conferences and workshops.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred Jürgen Primus

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Mag.Dr. Mario Taschwer

Dr.Mario Taschwer completed his master´s degree in mathematics and physics at Vienna University in 1996. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked as a university assistant for the System Security research group at Klagenfurt University´s Institute of Applied Informatics. After a year of working as a free RTLinux consultant and developer for FSMLabs Inc. in Austria, he was employed by Quant-X GmbH, St. Veit/Glan, as an HPC (High Performance Computing) consultant in 2002. Since 2003 he has been responsible for managing the server systems and networking infrastructure at ITEC, where he also assists in teaching and research.

Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernd Münzer

Bernd Münzer

Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Münzer is currently a postdoc researcher in the research project “EndoViP2”. He received his Master’s degrees in 2011 (Information Management, Mag.) and 2012 (Informatics, Dipl.-Ing.), and his Ph.D. degree (Dr. techn.) in September 2015 from Klagenfurt University, all with distinction. His research focus is on content-based analysis of videos from endoscopic surgeries in order to enable a comprehensive video documentation and efficient post-procedural analysis of procedures. In his diploma theses he first surveyed the current situation of video recording and usage in the medical domain of endoscopy and gave a comprehensive market overview of currently available systems. Based on that, he further investigated in detail how content-based video analysis could be incorporated in such systems in order to improve management efficiency and generate an added value for physicians. In his Ph.D. thesis he investigated how the enormous data volume of endoscopic video recordings can be substantially reduced by domain-specific video compression that exploits domain-specific characteristics and also considers perceptual aspects of video quality.

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Leibetseder

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Leibetseder

Andreas Leibetseder is a PhD student at the Institute for Information Technology (ITEC) at Klagenfurt University. He received his Master’s degree in 2015 from Klagenfurt University, where he simultaneously has been employed as a student research assistant in the domain of Named Data Networking. Currently, he is engaged as research assistant in a project concerned with understanding and analyzing endoscopic media.

Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Petscharnig

Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Petscharnig

Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Petscharnig started his studies of computer science in 2010 at AAU Klagenfurt. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2014 and his master’s degree in 2015 from AAU Klagenfurt. In his master’s thesis he investigated the impact of asynchronism on the Quality of Experience in social TV like scenarios using methods from Crowdsourcing, Human Computation, and Gamification. He was occupied as student research assisstant and after graduation as project assistant for the AdvUHD-DASH project in 2015. Since 2016, he works in the KISMET research project with a focus on the analysis of endoscopic video data using machine learning.

Dipl.-Ing. Sabrina Kletz

Sabrina Kletz

Dipl.-Ing. Sabrina Kletz is currently a Ph.D. candidate for a substantial research project on content-based video analysis of laparoscopic videos for semi-automatic surgical quality assessments. In 2009, she started her studies of computer science at Klagenfurt University and received her master’s degree in 2017. In her master’s thesis, she investigated the impact of temporal content features on the effectiveness of example-based video search in medical archives. In March 2016, she joined the Distributed Multimedia Systems group at the Institute of Information Technology, Klagenfurt University.

Former Project Members

  • Assoc.-Prof.Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Mathias Lux (Work Package Leader – CODE-MM)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Marco A. Hudelist (Project Employee – SQUASH)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred del Fabro (Project Employee – CODE-MM)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Mario Guggenberger (Project Employee – CODE-MM)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Müller (Project Employee – CODE-MM)

Collaborators/Visiting Professors

  • Dr. Doris Putzgruber-Adamitsch, LKH Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Assoc.-Prof.Dr. Heinrich Husslein, Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde Wien, Austria
  • Prim.Univ.Prof.Dr. Jörg Keckstein, Endometriose Zentrum, LKH Villach, Ausria
  • Prof. Oge Marques, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Prof. Qinq Xu, Tianjin University, China
  • Prof. Weng Huang Cheng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Dr. Jakub Lokoc, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Prof.Dr. Jack J. Jakimowicz,   Delft University of Technology & Catharina Ziekenhuis Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherland
  • Prof. Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, USA
  • Dr. Pille Pargmae, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Stephan Kopf, Universität Mannheim, Germany
  • Prof. Savvas Chatzichristofis, Neapolis University Paphos, Cyprus
  • Prof.  Jenny Benois-Pineau,   University Bordeaux,   France
  • Dr.  Christian Beecks,   RWTH Aachen,   Germany

Master Students

  • Christina Burgstaller
  • Martin Smole
  • Roman Buchbauer
  • Stefan Lettmayer
  • Thorsten Dalmatiner
  • Peter Spiess-Knafl
  • Christian Polanc
  • Michael Riegler
  • Kevin Chromik
  • Alex Dipace
  • Carlos Perez Lara
  • Pia Munoz
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