Information Processing Lab - Multimedia Signal Processing


Lab Name and Affiliation

Information Processing Lab - Multimedia Signal Processing

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Ming-Ting Sun is a co-director of the Information Processing Lab. He received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1976, M.S. degree from University of Texas at Arlington in 1981, and Ph.D. degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 1985, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Sun joined the faculty of the University of Washington in September 1996. Before that, he was the Director of Video Signal Processing at Bellcore. He has been a chair Professor at Tsinghua University, and a visiting professor at Tokyo University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chung-Cheng University, and National Sun Yat-Sen University.

Dr. Sun's research interests include video processing and machine learning. Dr. Sun has been awarded 13 patents and has published more than 200 technical publications, including 18 book chapters in the area of video technology. He was actively involved in the development of H.261, MPEG-1, and MPEG-2 video coding standards, and has co-edited a book entitled Compressed Video over Networks.

Dr. Sun is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia during 2000-2001. He received an IEEE CASS Golden Jubilee Medal in 2000, and was a co-chair of the SPIE VCIP (Visual Communication and Image Processing) 2000 Conference. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT) during 1995-1997 and the Express Letter Editor of T-CSVT during 1993-1994. He was a co-recipient of the T-CSVT Best Paper Award in 1993. From 1993 to 1994, he served as the Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee (VSPCTC). From 1988 to 1991 he served as the Chairman of the IEEE CAS Standards Committee and established an IEEE Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform Standard. He received an Award of Excellence from Bellcore in 1987 for the work on Digital Subscriber Line. He was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in 1996.

Lab Introduction

Research Interests

Video coding - next generation video coding, transcoding
Machine learning, multi-modal signal processing, surveillance, health care
3D object modeling and 3D video processing

Main research thrust of our current work is in the multimedia signal
processing and machine learning areas. A specific. Details about
various projects and research can visit our website:

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