Research Topics

Media Compression

Introduction

Media compression is an important topic; through the development of MPEG-1, 2, 4, and MPEG-4 Advanced Video Codec (H.264) have been significant advances in the development of compression providing improved quality for the same data rate and/or lower data rates for the same quality. Compression has expanded into areas such as 2D and 3D graphics in more recent years with technologies such as MPEG-4 BIFS (Binary Information For Scenes), BAP (Body Animation Parameters), FAP (Face Animation Parameters).

Interests

My interests lie in the area of video compression specifically focused on scalability; currently focus is towards wavelet coding of images.

Projects

  • Scalable Wavelet Video, w/ Nortel Networks (PI: Prof. Dansereau), 2008
  • Scalable Wavelet Video, w/ Nortel Networks (PI: Prof. Dansereau), 2007