Adrian Munteanu was born in Constanta, Romania in 1970. He received the MSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1994, the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Patras, Greece, in 1996, and the PhD degree in Applied Sciences (awarded with the highest distinction and congratulations of the jury members) from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, in 2003.
In the period 2004-2010 he was post-doctoral fellow with the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (FWO), Belgium, and since 2007, he is professor at VUB. His research interests include scalable image and video coding, distributed video coding, scalable coding of 3D graphics, 3D video coding, error-resilient coding,multiresolution image and video analysis, video segmentation and indexing, multimedia transmission over networks and statistical modeling. Adrian Munteanu coordinates a research team active in these areas, together with Peter Schelkens. Adrian Munteanu is also research leader of the 4Media group at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Broadband Technology (IBBT), Belgium.
Adrian Munteanu is the author of more than 200 journal and conference publications, contributions to books, patents, and contributions to standards. He is the recipient of the 2004 BARCO-FWO prize for his PhD work.
*Adrian Munteanu's presentation at Creative Media Days: http://www.slideshare.net/iMinds/iminds-the-conference-2012-adrian-munteanu