
Basic Course Info
Term 
Winter 20112012 
Instructor 

Location 

Time 
Tu, Th, 4:155:30pm 
Units 
3 
Description
The principles of source coding for the efficient storage and transmission of still and moving images. Discrete Cosine Transform. Wavelet image coding. Interframe coding. Motion compensation and motion estimation. Emphasis is on rate distortion analysis and optimization of image and video coding schemes. Standards: JPEG, JPEG2000, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.261, H.263, H.264. Students investigate image and video compression algorithms in Matlab or C.
Prerequisites
EE261 and EE278
Detailed Course Info
Topics
 Entropy and lossless coding techniques
 Runlength coding, fax standards
 Arithmetic coding
 Ratedistortion limits and quantization
 Lossless and lossy predictive coding
 Transform coding, JPEG standard
 Subband coding, wavelets, JPEG2000
 Motion compensated coding, MPEG standards
Homework
 7 problem sets, require computer + Matlab
 Handed out Thursdays, due one week later, 4:15 p.m.
Grading
 Homeworks: 50%
 Term project: 50%
 No midterm, no final
Late Homework Policy
 024 hours subtract 10%
 2448 hours subtract 25%
 4872 hours subtract 50%
 after 72 hours subtract 100%
Project
 Work in groups of 23 students, 50 hours per person
 Competitive project: Stereo image coding
 Matlab code due: M, Mar 12
 Classroom presentations of projects: Th, Mar 15
 Project report due: Th, Mar 15
 Project grade based on:
 Originality, technical quality 25%
 Competitive performance 25%
 Project report 25%
 Classroom presentation 25%
Textbook
Recommended text books:
 T. Wiegand, H. Schwarz, "Source Coding: Part I of Fundamentals of Source and Video Coding, Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing" 2011.
 D. S. Taubman, M. W. Marcellin, "JPEG2000 – Image Compression Fundamentals, Standards, and Practice," Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.
 Y. Wang, J. Ostermann, Y.Q. Zhang, "Video Processing and Communications," PrenticeHall, 2002.
