Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing Lab


Lab Name and Affiliation

Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing Lab

Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Raouf Hamzaoui received the MSc degree in mathematics from the University of Montreal, Canada, in 1993, the Dr.rer.nat. degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1997 and the Habilitation degree in computer science from the University of Konstanz, Germany, in 2004. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Leipzig, Germany, and with the Department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Konstanz. In September 2006, he joined De Montfort University, Leicester, where he is a Professor in Media Technology and Head of Research for the Faculty of Technology. Raouf Hamzaoui is an IEEE Senior member. He has been a member of the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and Journal of Multimedia since 2010. He has published more than 70 research papers in books, journals, and conferences. His research interests include image and video compression, multimedia communication systems, error control systems, pattern recognition, and algorithms.

Lab Introduction

The Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering (CECE) spans a wide range of diverse areas, ranging from semiconductor physics to signal processing. The Centre aims to deliver pure and applied research to satisfy both fundamental research and industry needs.

Semiconductor device characterisation (includes infra-red thermal microscopy)
Microwave design
Electromagnetic compatibility
Computational and experimental electromagnetics
Power supply design
Power systems analysis
Error control coding
Video communication systems
Digital broadcast systems
Image and video compression
Digital watermarking
Stereo correspondence matching (for 3D video)
Audio signal processing, physical acoustics, music technology.
3D sound and holography, Ambisonics / Wavefield / Binaural.
Procedural and physical audio synthesis for virtual environments.
Electronic human interface design, music performance interfaces.

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