Event Name IEEE & ITEE Evening Talk by Dr. Stefan Winkler on Image Quality for the Social Media Era
Start Date 7th Dec 2011 6:00pm
End Date
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Title: Image Quality for the Social Media Era [pdf]

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Winkler

Time and Date: 6:00pm refreshments for, 6:30pm start, Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Place: Lecture Theatre 10.10.03 (Building 10, Level 10, Room 3), RMIT University, Swanston Street, Melbourne


With the wide-spread use of digital cameras, imaging software, photo-sharing sites, social networks, and other related technologies, media production and consumption have become much more multi-directional, varied, and complex than they used to be. As a result, the popular concept of “Quality of Experience” (QoE) must also be looked at from a different perspective. In this talk, I will give an overview of the current state of the art of image and video quality assessment methods, including the main standardization efforts. I will address some of the issues with traditional approaches, discussing some their shortcomings and unsolved problems. Finally, I will present some new angles on quality for social media.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Stefan Winkler is Principal Scientist and Director of the Interactive Digital Media Program at the University of Illinois’ Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) in Singapore. He also serves as Scientific Advisor to Cheetah Technologies. He has co-founded a start-up, worked in several large corporations, and held faculty positions at two universities. Dr. Winkler has a Ph.D. degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and an M.Eng./B.Eng. degree from the University of Technology Vienna, Austria. He has published over 70 papers and the book “Digital Video Quality”. He has also contributed to standards in ITU, VQEG, ATIS, VSF, and SCTE. His research interests include video processing, computer vision, perception, and human-computer interaction.

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