Prof. Dr.-Ing. Juergen Herre is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing, served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing and is an active member of the MPEG audio subgroup. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Friedrich-Alexander-Universit├Ąt in 1989 and a Ph.D. degree for his work on error concealment of coded audio.

In 1989 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) in Erlangen, Germany. In 1995, he joined Bell Laboratories for a PostDoc term working on the development of MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC). By the end of 1996 he went back to Fraunhofer to work on the development of more advanced multimedia technology including MPEG-4, MPEG-7 and MPEG-D, currently as the Chief Scientist for the Audio/Multimedia activities at Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen. In September 2010, Prof. Dr. Herre was appointed professor at the University of Erlangen and the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen. He is an expert in low bit-rate audio coding/perceptual audio coding, spatial audio coding, parametric audio object coding, perceptual signal processing and semantic audio processing.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Herre is a fellow member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), co-chair of the AES Technical Committee on Coding of Audio Signals and vice chair of the AES Technical Council.