Hanscom Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Meeting

Wednesday, 1 June 2005

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Auditorium

Refreshments: 3:30 PM, Talk 4 - 5 PM

Joint Meeting with the IEEE Life Members

Digital Television and Video Storage Technology

Dr. Huifang Sun,Vice President, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and

Deputy Director, MERL Technology Laboratory, Cambridge, MA.

During the past two decades, there has been significant progress in digital video processing, digital communication, and semiconductors. These technologies include digital video compression, digital modulation and digital storage means. Since these fundamental technologies were motivated and driven by practical applications, we expect they will lead to many significant advances. Digital video compression plays a key role in the video and multimedia industries. The compression technologies bridge the gap between the huge amount of visual data required for video, multimedia transmission, storage and the still limited hardware capability, despite the rapid growth in semiconductor industry. The new digital communication technologies greatly increase the bandwidth available for video transmission. Advances on semiconductors will provide powerful processors and huge storage means for video applications. In this talk, we will discuss new trends on DTV and video storage technology and introduce several new features for the next generation DTV and DVD recorder.

Huifang Sun graduated from Harbin Engineering Institute, Harbin, China, and received the Ph.D. from University of Ottawa, Canada. He joined Electrical Engineering Department of Fairleigh Dickinson University as an Assistant Professor in 1986 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1990. He joined the Sarnoff Corporation in 1990 as a member of the technical staff and was later promoted to Technology Leader of Digital Video Communication. In 1995, he joined Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) as Senior Principal Technical Staff and in 2003 he became Vice President of MERL and Deputy Director of Technology Laboratory. His research interests include digital video/image compression and digital communication. He has published more than 130 Journal and Conference papers. He holds 37 US patents and has more pending. He received the AD-HDTV Team Award in 1992 and Technical Achievement Award for optimization and specification of the Grand Alliance HDTV video compression algorithm in 1994 at Sarnoff Lab. He received the best paper award of the 1992 IEEE Transaction on Consumer Electronics, the best paper award of 1996 ICCE and the best paper award of 2003 IEEE Transaction on CSVT. He is now an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and was the Chair of Visual Processing Technical Committee of IEEE Circuits and System Society. He is an IEEE Fellow.

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