Multimedia Research Group


Lab Name and Affiliation

Multimedia Research Group

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Anthony Vetro received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY. He joined Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA, in 1996, where he is currently a Group Manager responsible for research and standardization on video coding, as well as work on image processing, information security, sensing technologies, and speech/audio processing. He has contributed to the transfer and development of several technologies to Mitsubishi products, including digital television receivers and displays, surveillance and camera monitoring systems, automotive equipment, as well as satellite imaging systems. He has published more than 150 papers in these areas, and serves on a number of technical committees and editorial boards. He has also been an active member of the ISO/IEC and ITU-T standardization committees on video coding, and currently serves as Head of the US delegation to MPEG. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Lab Introduction

Multimedia research at MERL is centered on the acquisition, representation, processing and security of multimedia, as well as enhanced interaction with multimedia. Core technical strengths are in various aspects of signal processing ranging from video and speech processing, to information forensics and security, as well as signal processing theory and sensing methods.

Our research results are applied to a wide range of products including automotive electronics and audio-visual equipment; surveillance and access control systems; space/airborne systems for remote sensing; and information technology systems. We are also actively engaged in the international standardization of next-generation video compression schemes as well as biometric security and related metrics.

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