Head of the Department
Titel: Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Name: Wolfgang Effelsberg
Office: B 223
Phone: +49 621 181-2600
Fax: +49 621 181-2601
Computer networks, multimedia systems and teleteaching
I received my Diploma in electrical engineering in 1976 and my Dr.-Ing. degree in computer science in 1981 from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. From 1981-1984 I worked in the United States: I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, then a Post-Doctoral Fellow at IBM Research in San Jose, California. In 1984 I returned to Germany where I joined IBM's newly founded European Networking Center in Heidelberg. From 1984-1989 I led a research group working on the design and implementation of communication protocols and applications for the emerging OSI networks. In 1989 I joined the University of Mannheim as a full professor of computer science where I now teach computer networks and multimedia technology.
I am the co-author of a book on multimedia communications, a book on video compression techniques, editor/co-editor of six other books, and I have published a number of papers in national and international journals and conferences.
I have been a member of the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, IEEE Multimedia, Springer Multimedia Systems and Springer (formerly Kluwer) Multimedia Tools and Applications, and I serve on the program committee for many ACM, IEEE and GI conferences on multimedia and computer communications.
I am a member of ACM, IEEE and Gesellschaft für Informatik.