Markus H. Flierl is Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He received the Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He was a senior researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, he headed a research group at the Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication, and was Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, California. He received the SPIE VCIP Young Investigator Award in 2007. He was the Program Director of the EIT Digital Master School program “Visual Computing and Communication”. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He is an author of the book "Video Coding with Superimposed Motion-Compensated Signals: Applications to H.264 and Beyond". His research interests include visual computing and communication, machine learning and information theory.