Professor Aggelos K. Katsaggelos Professor Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
ECE Deptartment, Northwestern University, USA:
Recent Advances in Multimedia Signal Processing
and Communications


Recent Advances in Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications

Professor Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

Ameritech Chair of Information Technology
Northwestern University
Department of ECE
Evanston, IL 60208-3118


In this talk some of the recent advances and outstanding challenges in processing and transmitting multimedia signals will be addressed. A general framework for allocating resources in multimedia compression and transmission applications, ranging from bit allocation in object-based video compression to power efficient multimedia transmission, will be presented and demonstrated.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Aggelos K. Katsaggelos is the Ameritech Professor of Information Technology in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University, and Director of the Northwestern-Motorola Center for Telecommunications. He is also a member of the Associate Staff, Department of Medicine, at Evanston Hospital. He received the Diploma degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1979, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He has published extensively in the areas of image and video recovery, video processing and compression, and multimedia signal processing. He is the editor of "Digital Image Restoration", (Springer, 1991), co-author of "Rate-Distortion Based Video Compression", (Kluwer, 1997), and co-editor of "Signal Recovery Techniques for Image and Video Compression and Transmission", (Kluwer, 1998). He is member of the Board of Governors and the Publications Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the IEEE TAB Magazine Committee, and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is the co-inventor of seven patents, a Fellow of the IEEE and recipient of the IEEE Millennium Medal.

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