August 8, 2012
By Stephen Las Marias
computer animation Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology Ilmenau Technical University Institute for Media Technology Karlheinz Brandenburg MP3 PDI Richard Chuang SIGGRAPH SIGGRAPH ASIA VFX
Singapore will be hosting SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 from 28 November to 1 December, bringing together the best names in the animation, digital art, graphics and technology industries from around the world. SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 has also announced the first two Featured Speakers for this year’s conference—Karlheinz Brandenburg and Richard Chuang.
Brandenburg, a professor at the Institute for Media Technology at Ilmenau Technical University and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Ilmenau, Germany, is hailed as the father of MP3, discovering the audio compression format as a specialist in mathematics working on ways to compress music files. This far-reaching invention had previously only been used in university research until it later became commercially available.