Event Name IEEE SP Seminar by Prof. King Ngan on Advanced Coding Tool for HEVC
Start Date 21st Mar 2011 6:00pm
End Date
Duration N/A

Title: Advanced Coding Tools for HEVC (H.265 Video Compression) [pdf]

Speaker: Prof. King Ngan

Time and Date: 6:00pm refreshments for, 6:30pm start, Monday, 21 March 2011

Place: Auditorium, Engineers Australia Building, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne


A successor of H.264/AVC standard is currently under joint development by ISO MPEG and ITU-T VCEG. They have formed a Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) to develop the proposed High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, also known as H.265. HEVC aims to substantially improve coding efficiency compared to AVC High Profile, i.e., reduce bitrate requirements by half with comparable visual quality at the expense of increased computational complexity. There are many tools proposed to achieve the increased coding efficiency in terms of better motion compensated prediction, transforms and quantization, adaptive interpolation filtering and entropy coding. In this talk, two advanced tools, i.e., 2-D order-16 transform and parametric interpolation filter will be introduced. Their performance and coding efficiency will be compared with the H.264/AVC standard.

Brief Bio:

King N. Ngan received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Loughborough University in U.K. He is currently a chair professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was previously a full professor at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the University of Western Australia, Australia. He holds honorary and visiting professorships at numerous universities in China, Australia and South East Asia. He is now visiting RMIT as an RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellow. Prof. Ngan is an associate editor of the Journal on Visual Communications and Image Representation, as well as an area editor of EURASIP Journal of Signal Processing: Image Communication, and served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and Journal of Applied Signal Processing. He chaired a number of prestigious international conferences on video signal processing and communications, and served on the advisory and technical committees of numerous professional organizations. Prof. Ngan co-chaired the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in Hong Kong in September 2010. He has published extensively including 3 authored books, 5 edited volumes, over 300 refereed technical papers, and edited 9 special issues in journals. In addition, he holds 10 patents in the areas of image/video coding and communications. Prof. Ngan is a Fellow of IEEE (U.S.A.), IET (U.K.), and IEAust (Australia), and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2006-2007.

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