Christian Timmerer (head of ATHENA) is a full professor of computer science at Klagenfurt University, Institute of Information Technology (ITEC). He is a Co-Founder of Bitmovin Inc. where he is the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) and the Head of Research and Standardization. His research interests include immersive multimedia communication, streaming, adaptation, and quality of experience. Further information is available here.
Hermann Hellwagner is a full professor of computer science at Klagenfurt University where he leads the research group “Multimedia Communication (MMC)” in the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC). His current research areas of interest are distributed multimedia systems, multimedia communications and adaptation, QoS/QoE, Information-Centric Networking (ICN), and communication multi-UAV networks. Further information is available here.
Hadi Amirpourazarian is a PostDoc researcher in ATHENA. He received his B.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, and he pursued his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He got his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Klagenfurt in 2022. He was involved in the project EmergIMG, a Portuguese consortium on emerging imaging technologies, funded by the Portuguese funding agency and H2020. Currently, he is working on the ATHENA project in cooperation with its industry partner Bitmovin. His research interests are image processing and compression, video processing and compression, quality of experience, emerging 3D imaging technology, and medical image analysis. Further information is available here.
Farzad Tashtarian is a PostDoc Researcher in the ATHENA project. Before joining the team, he was an Assistant Professor at the Azad University of Mashhad, Iran. He received his Ph.D. from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Computer Engineering. His current research areas of interest are End-to-End latency and QoE in Video Streaming, Video Networking, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Mathematical Modeling, and Distributed Optimization. Further information is available here.
Daniele Lorenzi received his M.Sc. in ICT for Internet and Multimedia Engineering in 2021 from the University of Padua, Italy. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC) at the Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) Klagenfurt. He is currently working in the Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA and his research interests include adaptive video streaming, multimedia networking, machine learning, and QoS/QoE evaluation.
Emanuele Artioli is a Ph.D. candidate in the ATHENA project. He received his M.Sc. in Data Science in 2022 from the University of Milan Bicocca, with a Master Thesis in collaboration with Bitmovin on Root Cause Analysis for Video Streaming errors. His current research interests include video analytics, machine learning, and quality of experience.
Jameson Daniel Steiner is a MSc student and works on his ongoing MSc thesis “HAS media player improvements for low-latency”.
Samuel Radler is a BSc student at the Alpen-Adria-Universität. He is working on his bachelor’s thesis, “Designing a Cost-effective Docker-based Adaptive Video Streaming Evaluation Framework for the HAS Players”, in collaboration with ATHENA.
Leon Prüller, enrolled in the bachelor’s course of applied information technology. He is working on his thesis, “Designing a Cost-effective Docker-based Adaptive Video Streaming Evaluation Framework for the HAS Players”, in collaboration with ATHENA.