Circuits and Systems Society Malaysia


Tutorial on Video Compression: Techniques, Standards, and Trends

Special Tutorial on “Video Compression:  Techniques, Standards, and Trends”

Date:  Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Time:  9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue:  Sains@USM, Persiaran Bukit Jambul, Penang


Normal Fees : RM 900.00

Early Bird Fees : RM 780.00 (Before  20 August, 2015)

HRDF Claimable

Organiser:         IEEE CAS Malaysia, USAINS Infotech Sdn Bhd


This course introduces various basic and advanced techniques used in video compression. In the past 30 years, many video coding technologies have been developed; several video standards have been defined and lead to very popular, successful consumer products such as DVD, DTV, and HDTV. Nowadays, if you carry a mobile phone device, likely, you have a digital camera, a video player and a camcorder with you. So far, the most noticeable video standards are MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (H.263) and H.264. The most recent member of the video standard family is High Efficiency Video Coding or H.265, which was finalized in 2013. The latest 3D extension of H.265 is nearly done, which includes the recent virtual view synthesis techniques. In this course, we will give a brief review of the fundamental technologies used in video coding. We outline the development of video coding standards in the past 30 years and then discuss its current trend. A few examples based on our research experiences are also provided.


Prof. Hsueh-Ming Hang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1978 and 1980, respectively, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 1984. From 1984 to 1991, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, and then he joined the Electronics Engineering Department of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in December 1991. From 2006 to 2009, he took a leave from NCTU and was appointed as Dean of the EECS College at National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT). He is currently the Dean of the ECE College, NCTU. He has been actively involved in the international MPEG standards since 1984 and his current research interests include multimedia compression, image/signal processing algorithms and architectures, and multimedia communication systems.

Dr. Hang holds 13 patents (Taiwan, US and Japan) and has published over 190 technical papers related to image compression, signal processing, and video codec architecture. He was an associate editor (AE) of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1992-1994, 2008-2012) and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (1997-1999).

He is a co-editor and contributor of the Handbook of Visual Communications published by Academic Press in 1995. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer and Board Member of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) (2012-2013, 2013-2014). He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and is a Fellow of IEEE and IET and a member of Sigma Xi.