EE368B - Image and Video Compression

Professor Bernd Girod

3 units, Autumn 2000-2001, MWF 9:00-9:50, 60-61G

Visual information plays an important role in almost all areas of our life. Due to the vast amount of data associated with images, compression is a key technology for their digital transmission and storage. For video, the problem is even more severe; a feature-length movie in a today's television resolution would need more than hundred GByte, when stored in uncompressed form. Fortunately, advanced compression schemes are known today that enable applications unthinkable only a few years ago, such as video streaming over the Internet or mobile videophones.

The new course "Image and Video Compression" presents a comprehensive overview of the principles and algorithms employed in modern source coding schemes for still and moving images. It targets students interested in this rapidly evolving area, as well as researchers, engineers and technical managers involved in projects on transmission or storage of visual information. A particular course objective is an in-depth understanding of the rationale behind the current and emerging ISO and ITU-T standards, such as MPEG.

Prerequisites: EE261, EE278.

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