In the wake of the passing of Prof. Mohammad Ghanbari, we extend our deepest condolences to his family during this challenging time. Prof. Ghanbari was a distinguished member of our Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA since its inception, and we consider ourselves privileged to have had the opportunity to collaborate with him. His contributions, reflected in over 30 joint publications in video coding and streaming, have been accepted at renowned publication venues such as IEEE TCSVT, ACM TOMM, IEEE TIP, IEEE TNSM, IEEE ICIP, IEEE ICASSP, IEEE ICME, ACM MMSys, PCS, IEEE MMSP, among others. Prof. Ghanbari played a pivotal role in the success of our research endeavors, and his profound knowledge, insightful input, and invaluable guidance were consistently valued.
The entire Institute for Information Technology, especially those at the Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA, feels deeply saddened by the loss of Prof. Ghanbari. As we come to terms with this period of mourning, reflection, and farewell, we extend our warmest wishes and heartfelt sympathies to his family and the wider research community.