Multimedia Communications Laboratory

The Lab specializes in the design and testing of new algorithms for the compression and transmission of digital image, video and audio signals. These exciting topics have been experiencing an explosion of activity over the past years, due to the development of the next-generation image coding standard JPEG2000 and video coding standard H.264, as well as multiview and 3D video.

Researchers

Faculty

Visiting Scholars

  • Hyo-Min Choi
  • Lili Meng
  • Kyung-Yeon Min
  • Jung-Hak Nam
  • Dr. Donggyu Sim

Ph.D.

  • Yue-Meng Chen
  • Yu Gao
  • Hadi Hadizadeh
  • Hanieh Khalilian
  • Sayed Hossein Khatoonabadi
  • Choong-Hoon Kwak
  • Carl Qian
  • Mehdi Seyfi
  • Xiaoyu Xiu
  • Dong Zhang

M.A.Sc.

  • Andrew Au
  • Parmida Beigi
  • Duncan Chan
  • Xiaozheng Huang
  • Xiao Luo

B.A.Sc.

Recent Alumni

Earlier Alumni (students of Dr. J. Vaisey)

  • Chen Ji (M.A.Sc. 2001)
  • K.P. Subbalakshmi (Ph.D. 2000, now Associate Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology)
  • Ed Chiu (M.A.Sc. 1999)
  • David Hargreaves (M.A.Sc. 1994)
  • David Houlding (M.A.Sc. 1994)

Former Visitors

  • Shaokun Guo, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, China (2010)
  • Dr. Zhengguang Xie, Nantong University (2010)
  • Prof. Jian Wang, Xi'an Technological University (2010)
  • Dr. Weidang Zhang, Zhengzhou University (2008-2009)
  • Prof. John Crawford, UC Irvine (2008)
  • Dr. Myo Tun, Brunel University (2008)
  • Maxime Taquet, Universit√© Catholique de Louvain (2008)
  • Lijie Liu, Johns Hopkins University (2005)

Current Research Projects

  • Error Resilient Image and Video Coding
  • Error Resilient Lapped Transform
  • JPEG 2000 Tiling Artifact Removal
  • Joint Optimization of Video Codec Parameters
  • Error Control for Video Streaming
  • Predictive Decoding for Delay Reduction
  • Joint Source-Channel Decoding
  • Multiview Video Coding
  • Multiple Description Image and Video Coding
  • Compressed Video Segmentation
  • Ergonomic Video

Facilities

  • 20+ PC workstations
  • 2 Sun Ultra 40 workstations
  • 2 Dell PowerEdge servers
  • 1 Simena NE 3000 network emulator
  • 1 8-core MacPro
  • 1 Sony PlayStation3 cluster with Apple G5 head node
  • 2 Point Grey Bumblebee2 stereo cameras
  • 1 Vertex 0824 8-camera surveillance system
  • 1 Sony HDR-SR12 camera
  • 1 DTI 3-D monitor

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