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Welcome to the Multimedia Communications (Multicom) Laboratory

As one of the most sophisticated multimedia communications research labs in the country, the Multimedia Communications Laboratory attracts the best and brightest students and faculty from around the globe. Our graduates are recruited worldwide by leading engineering firms, corporations, government agencies, and research-intensive universities, all while helping to maintain the University's reputation as a centre of research excellence.

Multicom's lead professor and founding director, En-Hui Yang, is an internationally renowned researcher in the area of data compression and information theory. Yang holds a Canada Research Chair in information theory and is a past winner of a Premier's Research Excellence Award.

The Multicom Research Group pursues reseach activities in the areas of:

  • Big Data
  • Image Management
  • Information Theory
  • Multimedia Compression
  • Distributed Source Coding
  • Interactive Encoding-Decoding