BTH researcher awarded visiting professor fellowship in Indonesia

Hans-Jürgen Zepernick has been awarded a prestigious visiting professor fellowship under the World Class Professor programme of the Directorate General of Science and Technology Resource and Higher Education, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of Indonesia.

BTH professor Hans-Jürgen Zepernick is doing research in the area of human-centered visual and interactive systems, including immersive mobile multimedia. It is in this area that he will be cooperating with the Indonesian researchers.

The World Class Professor programme invites world-class professors from various well-known universities both at home and abroad, as a visiting professor to be placed at different universities in Indonesia for a maximum of 6 months. The programme is intended for Indonesian researchers, so that they can interact with renowned and distinguished professors. This programme also gives an opportunity for Indonesian researchers to visit the home university of the visiting professors. This visit is aimed to foster Indonesian researchers to learn and exchange knowledge to increase the quality of publications in top-ranked journals through joint publications and research.

All these activities are part of the Indonesian government´s strategic plan to improve the ranking of the universities in and towards QS World University Ranking top 500.

-As the Rector of Gunadarma University I am very pleased to support the cooperation between us and Blekinge Institute of Technology through the World Class Professor programme which is a highly competitive grant from the Indonesian Government. I believe that the cooperation that has been established with BTH will guarantee the successfulness of the programme. Our participation in the programme is also in line with our vision and mission that includes a focus on international research cooperation, particularly in elevating our publication levels to international standard publications. I also believe that the experience of Professor Hans-Jürgen Zepernick will assist us to reach our milestones in strengthening our international publications, says Professor E.S. Margianti, Vice-Chancellor, Gunadarma University.

-I am very proud to know that professor Zepernick now has been awarded the prestigious visiting professor fellowship under the World Class Professor programme of the Directorate General of Science and Technology Resource and Higher Education, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of Indonesia, says Anders Hederstierna, Vice-Chancellor at BTH.

The terms for visiting professors from international universities include having published over 50 Scopus indexed journal articles, experience in leading research laboratories and large research projects, and experience in obtaining research funds coming from international agencies.

The funding obtained through the World Class Professor programme will support joint research on the topic “Resource Allocation for Digital Video Broadcasting Systems Based on Objective Perceptual Video Quality Metrics: Performance Assessment and Implementation Issues” together with researchers at Gunadarma University, Jakarta.

The research activities include a visit of Dr. Maulana Kusuma from Gunadarma University to the Department of Creative Technologies at BTH during August 2018. Professor Hans-Jürgen Zepernick will visit Gunadarma University in October 2018 during which the planned joined journal article shall be finalized and submitted. In addition, as part of the awarded research program, an international seminar entitled “Toward Immersive Mobile Multimedia: From Mobile Video to Mobile Extended Reality” will be delivered by Prof. Zepernick during his visit.

-We are very pleased that Professor Hans-Jürgen Zepernick has received this prestigious visiting professor fellowship in the World Class Professor programme, which highlights his excellent competence and contributions which we believe will be very valuable to support an exciting joint collaboration and networking opportunity between researchers at the Department of Creative Technologies at BTH and Gunadarma University in Jakarta, says Docent Veronica Sundstedt, Head of Department at BTH.

 

9 July 2018