Dr. Ralf Schäfer is Director of the Video Div. at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, where he oversees 95 researchers & 50 undergrad students. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical University Berlin, where he also got his doctorate. His research interests cover all areas related to images & video, from acquisition to display, & from algorithm development to ASIC implementation. He heads the Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies (3IT).