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Bernd Girod elected to National Academy of Engineering

Electrical engineering professor honored for his contributions to video compression, streaming and multimedia systems.

Bernd Girod elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 5, 2015
Bernd Girod

Bernd Girod, Senior Associate Dean for Online Learning and Professional Development, and the Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor in the School of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to video compression, streaming and multimedia systems.

In addition to his seminal contributions to video compression and communication and his pioneering work in video streaming and networked multimedia systems, Girod, a professor of electrical engineering, helped found and lead several successful centers at Stanford, including:

  • the Stanford Image Systems Engineering Center
  • the Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication
  • the Brown Institute for Media Innovation

As the School of Engineering's first Senior Associate Dean for Online Learning and Professional Development, Girod has been instrumental in guiding and supporting the school's strategy and implementation of online learning.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering honors outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education.