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IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections



What Makes an Image Look Good?
Recent Progress on Objective Image Quality Assessment



Speaker: Dr. Zhou Wang

University of Waterloo


Dates and Locations

Monday, Jun. 27, 2011, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Room: ASB 10900 (IRMACS Studio)

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada





Images are subject to a wide variety of distortions during acquisition, processing, compression, transmission and reproduction. Humans are sensitive to image distortions and can effortlessly identify image distortions. By contrast, objective evaluation of perceived image quality turns out to be a difficult task. In the past decade, there has been a sudden acceleration in progress and interest in image quality assessment, which, not coincidentally, has corresponded with a rapid rise in interest in digital imaging in general, driven by technological advances and the ubiquity of digital images. The roles of image quality assessment methods are not only to monitor image quality degradations and to benchmark image processing systems, but also to optimize a large number of image processing algorithms and systems. In this talk, we will first give a brief overview of the field of objective image quality assessment. We will then introduce our recent progress on the design of image quality measures and discuss their extended applications beyond quality assessment.




Zhou Wang received the Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo. His research interests include image processing, coding, communication, and quality assessment; computational vision and pattern analysis; multimedia coding and communications, and biomedical signal processing. He has more than 90 publications in these fields with more than 6,000 citations. Dr. Wang has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and Pattern Recognition; a Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, and EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing; and a reviewer for more than 40 international journals. He is a recipient of 2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, ICIP 2008 Best Student Paper Award (as senior author), and 2009 Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award.



Please contact Dr. Jie Liang (Email: JieL at sfu dot ca) if you have any question.