Dr.-Ing. Christian Weigel has been an active researcher in the computer vision domain since 2004. Until 2012 he was with the Institute for Media Technology at the Ilmenau University of Technology. Since 2012 he is a senior researcher at Fraunhofer IDMT. Christian has been involved in several national and European projects such as the 3DTV NoE and Mobile 3DTV. His fields of research covered topics computer vision, stereo analysis and view synthesis in which he earned his PhD in 2014. He published several papers on 3-D video processing, stereo matching and view synthesis for communication applications. His current research interests are video identification and classification. Within MICO Christian co-leads WP2 which is about audio-visual extractors.