Waldemar Berchtold is head of the Multimedia Security Research Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT since 2022. He is a expert in the topics of media security,
digital watermarking for audio, 3D, video and videogames, data transmission, communication and coding theory.
Since 2010, he has led numerous media security projects and collaborated with many start-ups. He has published numerous academic papers at toplevel conferences in his subject areas. The software
libraries he has developed are licensed and used by numerous industry customers worldwide. He obtained his degree in mathematics in 2008 and his PhD in 2021 about "Proving Authenticity in