PEDLS Al Bovik — Lecture

Event Date: October 19, 2023
Speaker: Al Bovik, The Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: ARMS Atrium
Priority: No
School or Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Secret of Video Quality

Al Bovik


Predicting perceptual video quality is a hard problem that has been successfully addressed in many scenarios, such as quality control of streaming and sharing of videos. However, videos continue to get bigger along every dimension including frame rate, bit depth, color gamut, spatial dimensionality and fusion with generative methods. In this talk, Bovik will address how perceptual video quality can be understood using principles of visual neuroscience and neuro-statistical models of distortion. In particular, Bovik will review the basic vision science that makes accurate perceptual video quality prediction possible and how algorithms can be designed that are now used worldwide. He also will discuss extensions to new and timely problems that involve the quality prediction of high/variable frame rate videos — of interest for future live sports streaming — and high dynamic range videos, which are becoming common in video streaming of home cinemas.


Al Bovik is the Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests land at the nexus of visual neuroscience and digital pictures and videos. His recent interests include immersive, virtual, and augmented visual experiences, and how they can be perceptually optimized. An elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, and Academia Europaea, his many honors include the IEEE Edison Medal, Primetime Emmy Award, Technology and Engineering Emmy Award, RPS Progress Medal, and Edwin H. Land Medal.

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