Title: What’s Next On Video Coding Technologies and Standard
Date: 28th August 2015 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: LDK2, UTAR Kampar Campus, Perak
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Hsueh-Ming Hang, NCTU
After the profound success of defining H.264/AVC video coding standard in 2002, in the past a few years, the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and ISO/IEC Motion Picture Expert Group (MPEG) have been actively searching for new or improved technologies that can achieve an even higher compression efficiency.
After several years’ struggle, in January 2010, VCEG and MPEG formed a joint team and issued a call-for-proposal for the “High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)”. This standard work item attracts a lot of attention and it was done in early 2013.
In addition, 3D video products are aggressively growing recently. One step further, the free-viewpoint video becomes the current MPEG standardization item. Its aim is to define an efficient data representation for multi-view (free-view) synthesis at the receiver, which can be a multi-view auto-stereoscopic (glasses free 3D) display.
From 1984 to 1991, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, and then he joined the Electronics Engineering Department of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in December 1991.
From 2006 to 2009, he took a leave from NCTU and was appointed as Dean of the EECS College at National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT). He is currently the Dean of the ECE College, NCTU.
He has been actively involved in the international MPEG standards since 1984. Dr. Hang holds 13 patents (Taiwan, US and Japan) and has published over 190 technical papers related to image compression, signal processing, and video codec architecture. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and is a Fellow of IEEE and IET and a member of Sigma Xi.