Multimedia Research Lab.


Lab Name and Affiliation

Multimedia Research Lab.

Electronics Engineering Dept, National Chiao Tung University

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Hsueh-Ming Hang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in control engineering and electronics engineering from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1978 and 1980, respectively, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 1984.

From 1984 to 1991, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, and then he joined the Electronics Engineering Department of NCTU, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in December 1991. From 2006 to 2009, he took a leave from NCTU and was appointed as Dean of the EECS College at National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT). He is currently the Dean of the ECE College, NCTU. He has been actively involved in the international MPEG standards since 1984 and his current research interests include multimedia compression, image/signal processing algorithms and architectures, and multimedia communication systems.

Dr. Hang holds 13 patents (Taiwan, US and Japan) and has published over 190 technical papers related to image compression, signal processing, and video codec architecture. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP, 1992-1994), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (1997-1999), and currently an AE of the IEEE TIP again. He is a co-editor and contributor of the Handbook of Visual Communications published by Academic Press. He is currently a Board Member of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) and an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer (2013-2014, 2014-2015). He received the Distinguished Engineering Professor Award from Chinese Institute of Engineers (2005) and Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (2012). He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and is a Fellow of IEEE and IET and a member of Sigma Xi.

Lab Introduction

We work on image, video, audio, and multimedia communication systems.
We study research problems from a system viewpoint and emphasize on the use of both theoretical and practical approaches. Thus, in addition to the mathematical and theoretical research topics, we are also strongly influenced by the real-world applications such as international multimedia standards.
Our objective is to develop innovative concepts and methods for multimedia signal processing. In the past 20 years, we have conducted research in a number of fundamental and applied areas. Our research topics include MPEG Audio/Video Coding, Wavelet Video Coding, Advanced Scalable Video Coding, Motion Estimation Algorithm, and Virtual-view (Free viewpoint) Video. We participated in the international MPEG/ITU standard activities. For example, we joined the scalable video coding competition in 2004 and developed Multimedia Testbed for MPEG 21 Part 12. Our group has been successful in making significant progress on these topics and is further pursuing advanced and challenging multimedia research directions.

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