Professor Bernd Girod has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering with the citation: For 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, Professor Girod 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
- and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation
As the School of Engineering's first Senior Associate Dean for Online Learning and Professional Development, Professor Girod has been instrumental in guiding and supporting the school's strategy and implementation of online learning.
The NAE announcement reads, "Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to 'engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,' and to the 'pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.'"
Please join us in congratulating Professor Girod for this very well-deserved recognition of his profound contributions and leadership.