Keynote Lecture

Current Video Coding Standards: H.264/AVC, Dirac, AVS China and VC-1

Professor K. R. Rao
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, USA
E-mail: rao@uta.edu

Dr. Do Nyeon Kim
Barun Technologies, Corp.
South Korea
E-mail: cooldnk@yahoo.com

Abstract: Video coding standards: H.264/AVC, DIRAC, AVS China and VC-1 are presented. These are the latest standards and are adopted by ITU-T/ISO-IEC, BBC, China standards organization and SMPTE respectively. Besides presenting these standards, research potential and as well projects (both at UG and grad levels) are emphasized. These are available by accessing the database for research and projects in [18]. Web/ftp sites for accessing standards documents, software, test sequences, conformance bit streams, industry activities etc are provided.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:K. R. Rao received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 1966. He received B.S. E.E from the college of engineering, Guindy, India in 1952.Since 1966, he has been with the University of Texas at Arlington where he is currently a professor of electrical engineering. He, along with two other researchers, introduced the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) in 1975 which has since become very popular in digital signal processing. DCT, INTDCT and MDCT (modified DCT) have been adopted in several international video/image/audio coding standards such as JPEG/MPEG/H.26X series and also by SMPTE (VC-1)and by AVS China.He is the co-author of the books “Orthogonal Transforms for Digital Signal Processing” (Springer-Verlag, 1975), Also recorded for the blind in Braille by the Royal National Institute for the blind. “Fast Transforms: Analyses and Applications”(Academic Press, 1982), “Discrete Cosine Transform-Algorithms, Advantages, Applications” (Academic Press, 1990). He has edited a benchmark volume, “Discrete Transforms and Their Applications” (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985). He has co edited a benchmark volume, “Teleconferencing” (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985). He is co-author of the books, “Techniques and standards for Image/Video/Audio Coding” (Prentice Hall) 1996 “Packet video communications over ATM networks(Prentice Hall) 2000 and “Multimedia communication systems” (Prentice Hall) 2002. He has co edited a handbook “The transform and data compression handbook,” (CRC Press, 2001). Digital video image quality and perceptual coding, (with H.R. Wu)(Taylor and Francis 2006). Introduction to multimedia communications: applications, middleware, networking, (with Z.S. Bojkovic and D.A. Milovanovic), Wiley, (2006). He has also published a book, “Discrete cosine and sine transforms”, with V. Britanak and P. Yip (Elsevier 2007). Wireless Multimedia Communications (publisher: Taylor and Francis) Nov. 2008. “Fast Fourier Transform: algorithms and Applications”, with D. Kim and J.J. Hwang (publisher: Springer) 2010. (Also e-book). Also into Chinese by China Machine Press. Also Asian edition by Springer India. Also into Korean by A-Jin publishing company. Some of his books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian and also published as Asian (paperback)editions(also as e-books). He has been an external examiner for graduate students from universities in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and USA. He was a visiting professor in several Universities -3 weeks to 7 and 1/2 months- (Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Thailand). He has conducted workshops/tutorials on video/audio coding/standards worldwide. He has supervised several students at the Masters (77) and Doctoral (31) levels. He has published extensively in refereed journals and has been a consultant to industry, research institutes, law firms and academia. He has reviewed 23 book manuscripts for book publishers. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (Member # 03911617). He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Scholars, UTA. He was invited to be a panelist for the 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with service on the following panel: PANEL NAME: Electrical Engineering Panel MEETING DATES: Friday Feb 11, 2011 to Sunday Feb 13, 2011 Do Nyeon Kim received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea in 2004. From 1989 to 2003, he was with the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea, where he was a senior researcher. From 2005 to 2010, he was with the University of Texas at Arlington where he was a visiting scholar of electrical engineering. Since 2010, he has been with Barun Technologies, Corp., South Korea, where he is currently a senior engineer. He has published "Fast Fourier Transform - Algorithms and Applications (with K.R. Rao and J.J. Hwang, Springer, 2010).