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Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication

The Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication (MPC-VCC) was established by the German Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) and Stanford University in October 2003 recognizing the high potential of a mutually beneficial cooperation between Stanford and MPG in the field of Visual Computing and Communication and recognizing the desire of the scientists of the parties to conduct joint research. The center has two goals: 1. Establish a joint research program in the key information technology area of “Visual Computing and Communication” 2. Incorporate a strong career development component to alleviate the shortage of qualified faculty and scientists in information technology in Germany.


Saarbruecken, Germany and Stanford

Principal Investigator:

Bernd Girod

Current Research Interests: 
Girod's Image, Video, and Multimedia Systems Group explores algorithms and architectures for delivery, storage, retrieval, processing, and interactive use of multimedia signals and data, including audio and video, images, graphics and text, often in combination. They are currently most interested in mobile visual search, mobile augmented reality, and personalized media. Besides theoretical analyses and systematic experiments to study the underlying principles, they build real-time test beds and prototypes to validate and demonstrate their ideas.
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