Media SoC Laboratory


Lab Name and Affiliation

Media SoC Laboratory

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Gwo Giun (Chris) Lee (S'91-M'97-SM'07) received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Massachusetts. Dr. Lee has held several technical and managerial positions in the industry including System Architect in former Philips Semiconductors, USA, DSP Architect in Micrel Semiconductors, USA, and Director of Quanta Research Institute, Taiwan before joining the faculty team of the Department of Electrical Engineering in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan where he established the Media SoC Laboratory. He was also a visiting Professor at "Swiss Federal Institute of Technology" (EPFL), Switzerland during 2007. Dr. Lee has authored more than 60 technical papers and is currently a member of the ISO/IEC MPEG standardization committee and was also the chief editor for the Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC) Ad Hoc group. He is currently the chair for the Complexity Analysis Ad HoC Group 10 of ISO/IEC ITU JVT-3V in 3D Video Coding. Dr. Lee also serves as the Associate Editor for both IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology from 2009 till 2013 and Journal of Signal Processing Systems since 2010. He received the Best Associate Editor's Award for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in 2010 and the Best Paper Award for the BioCAS track in ISCAS 2012. Dr. Lee was also the Guest Editor for IEEE TCSVT's November, 2009 special issue on "Algorithm/ Architecture Co-Exploration for Visual Computing on Emergent Platforms". He is the Chair Elect of the technical committee for "Visual Signal Processing & Communications" track and member of "Multimedia Systems Application" track for IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). Dr. Lee also serves as the technical committee member for both the Digital Implementation of Signal Processing Systems (DISPS) and the Industry Digital Signal Processing (IDSP) committees for IEEE Signal Processing Society, Circuits and Systems Society and also the Communications Society. Furthermore, he is currently the Vice-Chair of the Signal Processing Systems Track in Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA). His research interests are focused on intelligent and biomedical algorithm, architecture, VLSI/SoC design, and Algorithm/Architecture Co-Exploration (AAC) for signal and information processing systems.

Lab Introduction

Media SoC Laboratory (MSOC Lab.) is led by Prof. Gwo Giun (Chris) Lee. Lab members include 2 Ph.D. students, 10 master students. The main areas of research in MSoC Lab are digital video compression/processing algorithms and VLSI design and development. In particular, Algorithm and Architecture Co-design and SOC integration and design methodology are emphasized.
Research Topic:
1. Algorithm/Architecture Co-design
2. Internet of Things
3. Video Processing: 2D-to-3D Video Conversion, Scan Rate Conversion, De-interlacer
4. Video Coding: 3D-HEVC, Reconfiguration Video Coding, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2
5. Bio-medical Image Processing: Nuclear-cytoplasmic (NC) ratio analysis

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