SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 has announced its first two featured speakers:
Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Hailed as the father of the MP3 format, Karlheinz Brandenburg first discovered this ubiquitous audio compression format as a specialist in mathematics trying to find ways to compress music files. From being used only in university research to becoming the commercially available invention that it is today, his invention has truly come a long way.Click here to find out more about Karlheinz Brandenburg and his talk.
Co-founder of PDI/DreamWorks over 30 years ago, which received an Academy Technical Achievement Award in 1998, Richard Chuang is a pioneer in the computer graphics and digital effects industry. As a studio executive, Richard worked on developing production capacity on a global scale for DreamWorks Animation, including multi-national productions that spanned across Asia and Europe.Click here to find out more about Richard Chuang and his talk.