Welcome to the Image and Video Processing (IVP) Laboratory. We conduct basic
and applied research in all aspects of signal processing and transmission of visual (i.e. image
and video) signals beginning from the source, through the channel and upon reception at the receiver.
It serves as a centre of excellence for research in these vital areas of communication technology.
Research areas conducted in the IVP Laboratory can be divided into two board areas - processing
and communications of image and video signals. For processing, we pioneer the use of edge-models for
image analysis, enhancement, restoration and other applications. Face recognition using 3D head model
and head model reconstruction from video sequences are being investigated. For communications, our works
include, but not limited to, image/video segmentation, source and channel coding, compression, modulation
and error protection. Even though software implementation offers flexible solution, equal emphasis is
placed on hardware implementation. Areas of applications are video over Internet and mobile networks, video
transmission over broadband networks, digital TV, high-definition TV, and digital library. Some of our works
were used by Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA in its celestial exploration mission and some are being considered
in video coding standards such as H.264 and AVS (China’s own audiovisual coding standard).
The laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities for conducting leading edge research in visual
signal processing. They include a video capturing system capable of acquiring high quality video sequences up
to high-definition TV standard, a real-time digital video recorder for storage purpose, and a high-resolution
display monitor for subjective evaluation.
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