ECE Faculty Seminar Series: Multimedia Quality-of-Experience: Progress in Research and Industry Applications

Friday, March 24, 2023 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Dr. Zhou
Title: Multimedia Quality-of-Experience: Progress in Research and Industry Applications

Speaker: Dr. Zhou Wang

Date: Friday March 24, 2023

Time: 01:00pm

Location: EIT 3142

Abstract: The past two decades have witnessed a surge in multimedia quality-of-experience (QoE) research, which has targeted at predicting the perceptual QoE of humans experiencing various forms of multimedia content, and leveraging the predictive models to drive the design and optimization of multimedia processing technologies and systems. Over the years, the scope of QoE research has been constantly expanding, on the application side from quality assessment of images and videos to QoE in 3D and immersive environment, and on the methodology side from domain knowledge-driven to data-driven and machine learning approaches. Meanwhile, the industry adoption and desire have also been growing rapidly. In this talk, we will give an overview of the field and then focus on the evolving research efforts we have been making and the exciting applications of the theories and methodologies we developed in the multimedia streaming industry.

Bio: Dr. Zhou Wang is a Canada Research Chair and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo. His research interests include image/video/multimedia processing, coding, communication, computational vision, machine learning, and medical signal processing. He has more than 200 publications in the field with over 90,000 citations. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada - Academy of Science, and a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a recipient of Steacie Memorial Fellowship, and several top paper awards by IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is also a two-time recipient of Technology Emmy Awards, the “highest engineering honor” in the TV industry, one in 2015 as an individual, and the other in 2021 by SSIMWAVE, a startup company of which he was a co-founder and Chief Scientist.