Dr.-Ing. Holger Meuel
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Informationsverarbeitung
Appelstr. 9A
30167 Hannover
Germany
phone: +49 511 762-19585
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office location: room 1315
 

 

Holger Meuel studied electrical engineering at the Technische Universität (TU) Braunschweig with a focus on signal processing and communication techniques (especially DVB-T/T2). He wrote his diploma thesis with the title Kanalmessungen mit DVB-T und Matlab ("Channel Analysis with DVB-T and Matlab") at the Institut für Nachrichtentechnik (IfN), Abteilung Elektronische Medien: Systemtheorie und Technik ("Institute for Communications Technology, Department of Electronic Media: System Theory and Technology", Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Reimers) at the TU Braunschweig and received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in April 2010.

After graduation he joined the Institut für Informationsverarbeitung (TNT) of the Leibniz Universität Hannover where he was the senior engineer ("Oberingenieur") from Sept. 2010 to Sept. 2017, being responsible for internal and external representation of the institute (students, academic and industrial guests) as well as administrative and organizational tasks.

Holger attended several standardization meetings for the video coding standard "High Efficiency Video Coding" (HEVC) of the MPEG and VCEG "Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding" (JCT-VC). In that context he also dealt with radial camera lens distortion compensation, perspective aberration correction, scalable video coding and screen content coding. He holds one patent and filed two additional patent applications (see below).

His current research interests are video coding with special focus on low bitrate region of interest (ROI) video coding for aerial surveillance applications.

He received his Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) on August 5th, 2019 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Leibniz Universität Hannover for his thesis entitled "Analysis of Affine Motion-Compensated Prediction and its Application in Aerial Video Coding".

Links of Interest:

Aerial Video Testset

Demo Laptop: ROI Coding using AVC and HEVC

Open Hiwi positions

Open Theses

Awards

3MT Runner-Up Certificate
At the 3-Minute-Competition at the ICME 2016, Holger Meuel was awarded as Runner-Up with his contribution Region of Interest (ROI) Detection and Coding for Aerial Videos.

Supervised Theses and Student Works

  • Maschinelles Lernen zur Volltextsanalyse für die Zulassung von Arzneimitteln und Medizinprodukten (Masterarbeit, 2020)
  • Änderungsdetektion in Luftbildern aus niedrigen und mittleren Höhen (mit Hilfe künstlicher Intelligenz in Form des künstlichen neuronalen Netzes DeepLabV3) (Masterarbeit Adrian Ernst, 2019/2020)
  • Affine and simplified affine motion compensation in video coding (2017/2018)
  • Effiziente und echtzeitfähige Erstellung und Codierung von mit überlagerten Inhalten erweiterten TV-Übertragungen (siehe Projekt Manicode, 2016-2018)
  • Globale Bewegungsschätzung mit beschränkten Parametern (Bachelorarbeit Stephan Ferenz, 2016)
  • Moving Object Detector Improvement by Considering Multiple GMC Images for ROI-based Video Coding Systems (2014)
  • Color-based Moving Object Detection for Aerial Surveillance Videos (2013/2014)
  • Multiple People Tracking for Aerial Surveillance Videos (2013)
  • Visualisierung von Objekttrajektorien in einem Mosaik (Bachelorarbeit, 2013)
  • Bewegungsunschärfekompensation zur Verbesserung der Prädiktion in der skalierbaren Videocodierung (Diplomarbeit Thorsten Laude, 2012/2013)
  • Several Research Assistents (RA) (>15) supervised (2010-today)
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  • Conference Contributions
    • Holger Meuel
      Application of the Rate-Distortion Theory for Affine Motion Compensation in Video Coding
      Proceedings of the 5th Summer School on Video Compression and Processing (SVCP) 2019, Universität Konstanz, Workgroup Multimedia Signal Processing, Konstanz, Germany, June 2019, edited by Saupe, Dietmar; Kaup, André; Ohm, Jens-Rainer
    • Holger Meuel, Stephan Ferenz, Yiqun Liu, Jörn Ostermann
      Rate-Distortion Theory for Simplified Affine Motion Compensation Used in Video Coding
      Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), Taichung, Taiwan, December 2018
    • Holger Meuel, Stephan Ferenz, Yiqun Liu, Jörn Ostermann
      Rate-Distortion Theory for Affine Global Motion Compensation in Video Coding
      Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 3593-3597, Athens, Greece, October 2018
    • Holger Meuel
      Rate-Distortion Theory for Affine (Global) Motion Compensation in Video Coding
      Proceedings of the 4th Summer School on Video Compression and Processing (SVCP) 2018, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Informationsverarbeitung, p. 6, Hannover, Germany, July 2018, edited by Voges, Jan
    • Holger Meuel, Hanno Ackermann, Bodo Rosenhahn, Jörn Ostermann
      Physical High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging with Conventional Sensors
      Proceedings of the 33rd Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), pp. 209-213, San Francisco, California, USA, June 2018
    • Holger Meuel, Stephan Ferenz, Florian Kluger, Jörn Ostermann
      Robust Long-Term Aerial Video Mosaicking by Weighted Feature-based Global Motion Estimation
      17th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), Ystad, Sweden, Proceedings, Part I, Springer International Publishing, Vol. 1, pp. 135-147, Cham, August 2017, edited by Felsberg, Michael and Heyden, Anders and Krüger, Norbert
    • Holger Meuel, Luis Angerstein, Roberto Henschel, Bodo Rosenhahn, Jörn Ostermann
      Moving Object Tracking for Aerial Video Coding using Linear Motion Prediction and Block Matching
      Proceedings of the 32nd Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), pp. 1-5, Nuremberg, Germany, December 2016
    • Holger Meuel, Stephan Ferenz, Marco Munderloh, Hanno Ackermann, Jörn Ostermann
      In-loop Radial Distortion Compensation for Long-term Mosaicking of Aerial Videos
      Proc. of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 2961-2965, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, September 2016
    • Holger Meuel, Marco Munderloh, Florian Kluger, Jörn Ostermann
      Codec Independent Region of Interest Video Coding using a Joint Pre- and Postprocessing Framework
      Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), pp. 1-6, Seattle, Washington, USA, July 2016
    • Holger Meuel, Florian Kluger, Jörn Ostermann
      Illumination Change Robust, Codec Independent Low Bit Rate Coding of Stereo from Singleview Aerial Video
      Proc. of the 10th IEEE 3DTV Conference (3DTV-CON), pp. 1-4, Hamburg, Germany, July 2016
    • Holger Meuel, Marco Munderloh, Jörn Ostermann
      Stereo Mosaicking and 3D-Video for Singleview HDTV Aerial Sequences using a Low Bit Rate ROI Coding Framework
      Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS), pp. 1-6, Karlsruhe, Germany, August 2015
    • Holger Meuel, Marco Munderloh, Matthias Reso, Jörn Ostermann
      Optical Flow Cluster Filtering for ROI Coding
      Proceedings of 30th Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), pp. 129-132, San Jose, California, USA, December 2013
    • Thorsten Laude, Holger Meuel, Yiqun Liu, Jörn Ostermann
      Motion Blur Compensation in Scalable HEVC Hybrid Video Coding
      Proceedings of 30th Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), IEEE, pp. 313-316, San Jose, California, USA, December 2013
    • Holger Meuel, Matthias Reso, Jörn Jachalsky, Jörn Ostermann
      Superpixel-based Segmentation of Moving Objects for Low Bitrate ROI Coding Systems
      IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS), pp. 395-400, Krakow, Poland, August 2013
    • Holger Meuel, Julia Schmidt, Marco Munderloh, Jörn Ostermann
      Analysis of Coding Tools and Improvement of Text Readability for Screen Content
      Proceedings of Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), IEEE, Krakow, Poland, May 2012
    • Marco Munderloh, Holger Meuel, Joern Ostermann
      Mesh-based Global Motion Compensation for Robust Mosaicking and Detection of Moving Objects in Aerial Surveillance
      IEEE CVPR 2011, 1st Workshop of Aerial Video Processing (WAVP), pp. 1-6, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, June 2011
    • Holger Meuel, Marco Munderloh, Joern Ostermann
      Low Bit Rate ROI Based Video Coding for HDTV Aerial Surveillance Video Sequences
      IEEE CVPR 2011, 1st Workshop of Aerial Video Processing (WAVP), pp. 13-20, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, June 2011
    • H. Meuel, J. Robert
      MIMO Channel Analysis using DVB-T Signals
      14th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE), IEEE, pp. 1-5, Braunschweig, Germany, June 2010
    • L. Martinez, J. Robert, H. Meuel, I. Sobron, M. Mendicute
      Improved Robustness for Channel Estimation without Pilots for DVB-T2
      IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), IEEE, pp. 1-5, Shanghai, China, March 2010
  • Journals
    • Holger Meuel, Jörn Ostermann
      Analysis of Affine Motion-Compensated Prediction in Video Coding
      IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE, Vol. 29, pp. 7359-7374, June 2020
    • Holger Meuel, Marco Munderloh, Matthias Reso, Jörn Ostermann
      Mesh-based Piecewise Planar Motion Compensation and Optical Flow Clustering for ROI Coding
      APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, Vol. 4, October 2015
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
    • Holger Meuel, Julia Schmidt, Marco Munderloh, Jörn Ostermann
      Advanced Video Coding for Next-Generation Multimedia Services - Chapter 3: Region of Interest Coding for Aerial Video Sequences Using Landscape Models
      Advanced Video Coding for Next-Generation Multimedia Services, Intech, pp. 51-78, January 2013, edited by Yo-Sung Ho
  • Standardisation Contributions
    • Holger Meuel, Stephan Preihs, Jörn Ostermann
      On Light-field Cameras using the Example of Lytro Illum
      ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 Document M36169, 112th MPEG-Meeting, Warsaw, PL, June 2015
  • Patents
    • Hanno Ackermann, Holger Meuel, Bodo Rosenhahn, Jörn Ostermann
      Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Aufnehmen eines Digitalbildes
      Deutsches Patent und Markenamt (DPMA), pp. 1-12, patent number DPMA, Amtl. Az. 10 2017 129 77, patent application 2017-12-13, August 2020
  • Technical Report
    • Holger Meuel, Florian Kluger, Jörn Ostermann
      Region of Interest Coding for Aerial Surveillance Video Using AVC & HEVC
      arXiv Technical Report, Institut für Informationsverarbeitung, October 2015
    • Holger Meuel, Marco Munderloh, Jörn Ostermann
      Radial Distortion in Hybrid Video Coding
      Technical Report, Institut für Informationsverarbeitung, Hannover, Germany, June 2012
Other activities

Administration Activities

  • Senior engineer ("Oberingenieur") of the TNT from Sept. 2010 until Sept. 2017

Patents

  • H. Ackermann, H. Meuel, B. Rosenhahn, J. Ostermann: "Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Aufnehmen eines Digitalbildes" (12/2017, DPMA, Amtl. Az. 10 2017 129 770.7, IPC: H04N 5/341, priority PCT/EP2018/084582, granted)

    Patent certificate
    Patent certificate: "Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Aufnehmen eines Digitalbildes"
  • Application: J. Jachalsky, H. Meuel, J. Ostermann, M. Reso: "Method for tracking a region of interest, computer readable storage medium and apparatus configured to track a region of interest" (12/2015, EP 3179442 A1, lapsed)

  • Application: H. Meuel, M. Munderloh, J. Ostermann: "Multi View Mosaicking and 3D-Video Extraction for Monocular Video Sequences using a Low Bit Rate ROI Coding System" (07/2015, US patent application no. 62185835, lapsed)