Professor Diepold (*1961) conducted research in the field of multimedia signal processing with a focus on the design of fast algorithms. Today, he concentrates on machine learning, which entails developing moral machines as well as modeling and simulating affects for cognitive systems. He is also actively involved in entrepreneurship training for students from all departments at the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) and promotes entrepreneurship within his own department.

After studying electrical engineering and information technology and completing his PhD (1992) at TUM, Professor Diepold developed video compression systems and MPEG standards (MPEG-4, MPEG-A) in industry. In 2002, he accepted the Chair of Data Processing at TUM, where he served as Dean of Studies from 2005–10. Visiting professorships took him to Alberta, Canada and NICTA, Australia. Prof. Diepold is a member of CDTM’s supervisory board and was on the board of management of the cluster of excellence Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys) from 2006-14. From 2013–15, Professor Diepold served as TUM’s Senior Vice President for Diversity and Talent Management. In 2018, the web video series “Technically Single” which he had initiated aired nationwide.