The Communication Systems Group (in German: Fachgebiet Nachrichtenuebertragung) at TUB is directed by Prof. Sikora and comprises of more than 25 researchers. Its teaching and research activities encompass most areas of digital signal processing for multimedia applications.
The main research focus is on the content-based analysis, description, segmentation, classification as well as coding of speech, audio, and video data. Prof. Sikora and his group are world-renowned for their contributions to multimedia signal processing and analysis, with many contributions to MPEG-4 and MPEG-7 and a host of peer-reviewed scientific publications to their name. The Communication Systems Group attracts a large number of third party funded projects and industrial collaboration because of this.