Multimedia Systems Group
Professor Vivienne Sze
Prof. Sze was part of the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding that received an Emmy for the HEVC standard10.25.2017
The development of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) has enabled efficient delivery in ultra-high-definition (UHD) content over multiple distribution channels. This new compression coding has been adopted, or selected for adoption, by all UHD television distribution channels, including terrestrial, satellite, cable, fiber and wireless, as well as all UHD viewing devices, including traditional televisions, tablets and mobile phones. The Emmy goes to the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), a group of engineers from the Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for the development of High Efficiency Video Coding.
Prof. Sze worked on HEVC as a PhD student at MIT and as a member of technical staff at Texas Instruments.
Official Emmy Press Release: https://www.emmys.com/news/awards-news/engineering-awards-170927
To learn more about HEVC, please see our book: springer.com/us/book/9783319068947