Visual Communications Laboratory


Lab Name and Affiliation

Visual Communications Laboratory

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Yo-Sung Ho

Yo-Sung Ho received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1981 and 1983, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1990. He joined the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Korea, in 1983. From 1990 to 1993, he was with Philips Laboratories, Briarcliff Manor, NY, where he was involved in development of the advanced digital high-definition television system. In 1993, he rejoined the Technical Staff of ETRI and was involved in development of the Korea direct broadcast satellite digital television and high-definition television systems. Since 1995, he has been with the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea, where he is currently a Professor in the School of Information and Communications. Since August 2003, he has been Director of Realistic Broadcasting Research Center (RBRC) at GIST. His research interests include digital image and video coding, image analysis and image restoration, advanced coding techniques, digital video and audio broadcasting, 3-D television, and realistic broadcasting.

Lab Introduction

Visual Communications Laboratory (VCLab) opened in 1995 for research on theoretical studies and practical applications of multimedia data processing and communication technologies. Currently, our lab consists of six Ph.D. and three M.S. students. We mainly focus on multimedia data compression, MPEG/JVT international standardization, 3DTV and realistic broadcasting. Our lab is equipped with hybrid camera systems (multi-view HD and multi-view depth cameras), multi-view display devices for 3D scene display, and high-end workstations for algorithm developments and testing. Our work will lead the commercialization of next generation broadcasting and visual communications.

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