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To join efforts of different academic and student R&D teams in the area of video coding, compression and processing.

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Participants of the WG

Karen Egiazarian (TUT, Finland)
Ann Ukhanova (DTU, Denmark)
Marco Zamarin (DTU, Denmark)
Nino Burini (DTU, Denmark)
Alexander Lebedev  (DTU, Denmark)
Eugeniy Belyaev (TUT, Finland / SUAI, Russia)
Alex Pyattaev (TUT, Finland)
Tatyana Efimushkina (TUT, Finland)
Marat Gilmutdinov (SUAI, Russia)
Anton Veselov (SUAI, Russia)
Anton Sergeev (SUAI, Russia)
Kashaf Mazhar (KTH, Sweden)

 

Participants research biography:
 

Ann Ukhanova:

I graduated from Saint-Petersburg Universtity of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Russia and now I am a second year PhD student at Technical University of Denmark, DTU Fotonik, within the same group as Marco, Nino and Alexander - Coding and Visual Communications Group. On this web-page you can find description of projects that our group is involved and the list of our publications.

I started working with video compression and transmission in 2006 with the VideoLab in my home university SUAI.
In 2007 I joined FRUCT on the stage of its creation and since that time I am an active participant of FRUCT events.

Here are the links to my FRUCT projects:
1)Adaptive power saving on receiver side in DVB-H system based on progressive video codecs - http://fruct.org/node/113 (actually graduated with papers presented on WPMC'08 and WTS'09) 2)Power consumption estimation for H.264/AVC and DVC for wireless networks - http://fruct.org/node/244 3)Quality Estimation for Scalable Video Codec - http://fruct.org/node/323
 
Summary of  my current research directions:
1) Scalable video coding for wireless video transmission
2) Low-complexity solutions for video compression
3) Power consumption for mobile devices (also in respect to video compression)
4) Rate-control algorithms (classical rate-distortion and power-rate-distortion)
5) Quality measurement for scalable video coding
6) Distributive video coding
 
My other interests are mostly focused on studying foreign languages.
Here are the links to my FRUCT projects:
1)Adaptive power saving on receiver side in DVB-H system based on progressive video codecs (actually graduated with papers presented on WPMC'08 and WTS'09)
 
Summary of  my current research directions:
1) Scalable video coding for wireless video transmission
2) Low-complexity solutions for video compression
3) Power consumption for mobile devices (also in respect to video compression)
4) Rate-control algorithms (classical rate-distortion and power-rate-distortion)
5) Quality measurement for scalable video coding
6) Distributive video coding
 
 
Marco Zamarin:

I am currently working as a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark. I am as well part of the Coding and Visual Communications Group, a growing research group that includes two supervisors (one of which is already involved in FRUCT activities), a number of Ph.D students, a research assistant and an assistant professor. Three Ph.D. colleagues - Ann, Nino, Alexander - are also involved in this video workgroup and other FRUCT-related activities. The topics covered by the group include image and video coding (3D and multi-view video coding, scalable video coding, distributed video coding, low-complexity/low-power consumption video coding), error-correcting codes, turbo codes, quality improvement for LED backlight displays, high-speed optical-fiber video transmission, and others.

My research interests include coding, compression and transmission of 3D and multi-view video and associated data (e.g. depth maps), 3D scalable video coding and error protection schemes for 3D video over unreliable networks. I am currently working on depth map compression and joint texture-geometry coding for multi-view video coding. In the past I have been working for a while on Distributed Video Coding as well.

I am actively collaborating with my former colleagues from the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy and starting a joint work with the Mathematical Image Analysis Group at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany, both on lossy/lossless depth map coding.

 

Nino Burini:

I got a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Ferrara, Italy. My past work included web development, embedded systems, distributed systems and network protocols. I spent one year in Japan for an internship and six months in the US (Pensacola, Florida) to work on my Master's thesis.

Last year I started my Ph.D. at DTU and my main focus are LCD screens with LED local dimmable backlight.  I have also been working on image quality evaluation, analysis of decoded video and information theory.
 
 
Alexander Lebedev:
 
I am currently  pursuing my PhD  as a  member  of  Coding and Metro-Access groups in DTU. I got my Master’s from  the Telecommunication University of Saint-Petersburg where my major was optical communication.

My research interests are in the area of cross-layer optimization for integrated wireless and wireline links.  I am working on the particular example of such integration which is called Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) technology. The concept of RoF is quite simple, we are transmitting the wireless radio frequency signals over fiber, modulating the laser (or the modulator) on the radio frequency, that simplifies an antenna unit for wireless part of the transmission. What we want to do(and what we actually do) is to fully characterize  the compressed video transmission over  the RoF system (including fiber and wireless parts) and come up with the coding solutions optimized for RoF case .

In connection with my current research activities I am interested in such topics as cross-layer optimization, low complexity  low-delay video coding, high-order modulation formats, OFDM, unequal error protection.

 

Eugeniy Belyaev:

I have received the Master's (Engineer) degree in Automated Systems of Information Processing and Control in 2005 and the Ph.D. (Candidate of Science) degree in technical sciences in 2009 from the State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Since February 2011 I'm working as research fellow in Tampere University of Technology, Finland in prof. Karen Egiazarian group. Also I'm research scientist in Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation and assistant professor in SUAI. 
 
I have working experience in different companies which are oriented on video compression problems. I participated in "Video over IP project" (XVD Corporation), "High definition video compression based on MPEG-2 standard project" (Alarity Corporation) and "Wireless display project" (Intel Corporation, Communication Technology Lab). 
 
My research interests include real-time video compression and transmission, video source rate control, scalable video coding, motion estimation and arithmetic encoding. You can find my publications related to these topics on my webpage: http://www.eugeniy-belyaev.narod.ru/ebelyaev_eng.htm
 
 
Alexander Pyattaev:
 
I am an MsC student at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland. To avoid confusion - I am not a Finn, I am an international student from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
 
My main interest area is networking, especially wireless, and distributed processing/storage/transmission (peer to peer technologies). Some time ago I have been doing some video codec implementations for industry, though now my interests are more scientific. I am most interested in new video-related technologies since video is composing most of the network traffic nowadays. 
Also, video streaming is a very interesting application for P2P solutions, especially combined with layered coding.
 
My current research activities are mostly related to cooperative wireless networks, as well as other cooperative means of transmitting data over air. My current work project is devoted to content delivery over overlay networks and within smart spaces.
 
 
 
Marat Gilmutdinov:
 
I am associate professor of Saint-Petersburg University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI).

I have over 10 years experience in still image and video processing. I participated in development of video compression algorithms for XVD Corporation in 2000-2005 (real-time media data broadcasting, prefiltering, motion estimation, context-based adaptive compression), telecom projects for RingCentral Inc. in 2006-2008 (audio processing) and several R&D projects for SUAI/Intel joint laboratory from 2009 (video post-processing algorithms for perceptual quality improvement, frame rate up-conversion etc.).

Now I am a leader of video processing team which is a part of SUAI/Intel joint laboratory.

The scope of my research interests in still image and video processing includes lossy and lossless compression (especially new approaches in transform coding), video pre- and post-processing (de-noising, frame rate up-conversion), distributed video coding (new frame interpolation methods, error-correcting schemes, bitrate control).

 
 
Anton Veselov:
sinceMarco already presented our group I will briefly introduce myself. I got a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Ferrara, Italy. My past work included web development, embedded systems, distributed systems and network protocols. I spent one year in Japan for an internship and six months in the US (Pensacola, Florida) to work on my Master's thesis.
 
Last year I started my Ph.D. at DTU and my main focus are LCD screens with LED local dimmable backlight. Very soon I will present our latest work at the SPIE Electronic Imaging conference in San Francisco. I have also been working on image quality evaluation, analysis of decoded video and information theory.
 
I hope to get in touch with the rest of you soon and engage in fruitful discussion!
Best regards,
Nino Burini
I am an active member of the DTU IEEE Student Branch taking care of event planning and PR.
 
I am actively collaborating with my former colleagues from the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy (http://lttm.dei.unipd.it and http://dgt.dei.unipd.it/pages/read/44/) and starting a joint work with the Mathematical Image Analysis Group at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany, both on lossy/lossless depth map coding.
I am an active member of the DTU IEEE Student Branch taking care of event planning and PR.
 
As for myself, I like very much traveling, playing music, sports - especially tabletennis and football - and photography. I am sure we will have enough opportunities in the future to meet and know each other better!
I am actively collaborating with my former colleagues from the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy (http://lttm.dei.unipd.it and http://dgt.dei.unipd.it/pages/read/44/) and starting a joint work with the Mathematical Image Analysis Group at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany, both on lossy/lossless depth map coding.
I am an active member of the DTU IEEE Student Branch taking care of event planning and PR.
 
My research interests include coding, compression and transmission of 3D and multi-view video and associated data (e.g. depth maps), 3D scalable video coding and error protection schemes for 3D video over unreliable networks. I am currently working on depth map compression and joint texture-geometry coding for multi-view video coding. In the past I have been working for a while on Distributed Video Coding as well.
 
I am actively collaborating with my former colleagues from the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy (http://lttm.dei.unipd.it and http://dgt.dei.unipd.it/pages/read/44/) and starting a joint work with the Mathematical Image Analysis Group at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany, both on lossy/lossless depth map coding.
I am an active member of the DTU IEEE Student Branch taking care of event planning and PR.
 
As for myself, I like very much traveling, playing music, sports - especially tabletennis and football - and photography. I am sure we will have enough opportunities in the future to meet and know each other better!

I'm a PhD student from Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI).

My current work is related to low-complexity video processing, specially disrtibuted video coding.
 
My research interests are mainly connected with video and image processing including compression, postfiltering/prefiltering, noise estimation and reduction (camera noise, compression artifacts).
 
 
 
Anton Sergeev:

Anton Sergeev is currently a project manager at SUAI ISS Dept. coordinating projects in information security, practical data protection, communication, video coding and transmission. He is also active participant of the Finnish-Russian University Participation Program. He received his M.Sc (2004) from the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI) in 2004. His master thesis was focused on simulation models for routing protocols in ad hoc networks.

In 2002-2003 he was guest researcher in Siemens Mobile, Munich, Germany. From 2006-2008 he worked as research team leader at Joint SUAI-Intel Lab. on the development of Wireless Display inside the Intel Residence Communication Program (solutions for wireless multimedia distribution via WPAN i.e. UWB or 802.15.3c). From 2008 to 2010 he supervised several R&D projects in information security: online banking systems audit, implementation of cryptographic primitives etc.  He has strong background on data security, wireless communication protocols, video/still images compression and processing.

He is inventor of the several international patents in data compression and transmission and currently is pursuing a PHD in the above areas.

Research Interests (in data compression and processing)

  • Modification and improvement of the lossless image/video coding algorithms (based on H.264/SVC(AVC), JPEG-LS, JPEG2000) orienting to the objectives and tasks of real-time wireless video transmission;
  • Development of the new effective algorithms of low complexity lossless (or near-lossless) compression of HD-video. Target application area: real-time video transmission in the existing and future hi-speed wireless/wired channels (802.15.3, 802.11n etc);
  • Joint source-channel coding (JSCC).

Projects Summary (in data compression and processing)

  • 2009 Intel CTG. Development of the joint source-channel low-complexity coding system for low-latency wireless video transmission;
  • 2006-2008. Intel Research Council. Long-term research grant. Development of the low-complexity compression algorithm for real-time wireless (IEEE 802.15.3c or IEEE 802.11n) video transmission. Complex comparison with the competitors. Profile selection for follow-up hardware implementation. Patenting activities;
  • 2007. Private Company. Development of the demo for presenting the advantages of transport coding for real-time wireless video transmission. (WiFi);
  • 2004. Intel Corp. Research of the future-technology compression algorithms basing on vector and code quantization.

Technology Background (summary in data compression and processing)

  • H.264/AVC(SVC);    MPEG 1 / 2 / 4;       JPEG2000 ;        JPEG, GIF, PNG;       JPEG-LS, CALIC
  • T.120 - T.128, H.323, SIP, RTP, HTTP/HTTPS;
  • OpenCL - distributed computing on CPU and GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). 

 

Kashaf Mazhar:

I am Master student in Network Services and Systems from KTH Stockholm doing an internship currently in NOMOR RESEARCH GmbH, Munich. I have previously been involved with Quality Estimation for Scalable Video Coding along with Ann Ukhanova from DTU Photonics. My interest in the area stems from the preliminary work in investigating the Scalable Video coding during summer university at DTU in 2010.

Presently I am working with Dr. Thomas Stockhammer at NOMOR Research in Munich under the area of “Multimedia for Next Generation Networks”. I am working under the project of “Dynamic Adaptive streaming for MPEG over HTTP”. This is new standardization under consideration by the ISO dealing to provide HTTP streaming over  wireless networks. My area of research mainly focuses with the compliance procedures for ISO base media file format (MPEG-4) and MPEG-2 TS under Dynamic adaptive streaming.