Multimedia Processing and Communications (MPAC) Lab


Lab Name and Affiliation

Multimedia Processing and Communications (MPAC) Lab

National Taiwan University

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Homer H. Chen (M?86-SM?01-F?03) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Chen is a renowned expert in multimedia signal processing and communications. His professional career has spanned across academia and industry. Since August 2003, he has been with the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University, where he is Irving T. Ho Chair Professor. Prior to that, he held various R&D management and engineering positions with U.S. companies over a period of 17 years, including AT&T Bell Labs, Rockwell Science Center, iVast, and Digital Island (acquired by Cable & Wireless). He was a U.S. delegate for ISO and ITU standards committees and contributed to the development of many new interactive multimedia technologies that are now part of the MPEG-4 and JPEG-2000 standards. His professional interests lie in the broad area of multimedia signal processing and communications.

Dr. Chen is an IEEE Fellow. As a Technical Program Co-Chair, he helped revamp the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo in 2010. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology from 2004 to 2010, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 1992 to 1994, and Pattern Recognition from 1989 to 1999. He served as a Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in 1999 and for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia in 2011.

Lab Introduction

The Multimedia Processing and Communications (MPAC) Lab, led by Professor Homer H. Chen of the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE) at National Taiwan University, is engaged in the development of cutting-edge technologies for digital audio/video signal analysis and synthesis, digital video coding, image processing, media streaming, and multimedia systems. Our target applications include digital still camera, digital video camera, LCD display, digital home, P2P content delivery network, IPTV, DTV, video surveillance, and multimedia information retrieval. Our mission is to develop core technology for real-world problems and to give students world-class engineering training.

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