Moderator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joern Ostermann, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens-Rainer Ohm, RWTH Aachen Univ., Germany
  • Prof. C.-C. Jay Kuo, Univ. of Southern California, USA
  • Dr. Yu-Wen Huang, MediaTek, Taiwan
  • Dr. Elena Alshina, Huawei, Germany
  • Prof. David Bull, Univ. of Bristol, UK
Thursday, June 13, 2024
15:30 – 16:30 (UTC + 8)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joern Ostermann

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Jörn Ostermann studied Electrical Engineering and Communications Engineering at the University of Hannover and Imperial College London, respectively. He received Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. from the University of Hannover in 1988 and 1994, respectively. From 1988 till 1994, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Institut für Theoretische Nachrichtentechnik conducting research in low bit-rate and object-based analysis-synthesis video coding. In 1994 and 1995 he worked in the Visual Communications Research Department at AT&T Bell Labs on video coding. He was a member of Image Processing and Technology Research within AT&T Labs – Research from 1996 to 2003. Since 2003 he is Full Professor and Head of the Institut für Informationsverarbeitung at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. From 2008 until the reorganization of SC29 in July 2020, he was the Chair of the Requirements Group of MPEG (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG11). In July 2020 he was appointed Convenor of MPEG Technical Coordination (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 AG2) for three years. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at LUH. Since 2020 he is member of the Senat of Leibniz Universität Hannover. His current research interests are video coding and streaming, computer vision, machine learning, 3D modeling, face animation, and computer-human interfaces.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens-Rainer Ohm

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Jens-Rainer Ohm holds the chair position of the Institute of Communication Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany since 2000. His research and teaching activities cover the areas of multimedia signal processing, analysis, compression, transmission and content description, including 3D and VR video applications, bio signal processing and communication, application of deep learning approaches in the given fields, as well as fundamental topics of signal processing and digital communication systems. Prof. Ohm has authored textbooks on multimedia signal processing, analysis and coding, on communication engineering and signal transmission, as well as numerous papers from the fields mentioned above. He has served on editorial boards of Journals and TPCs of various conferences, and is currently member of the organizing committee for ICIP 2024.

Prof. C.-C. Jay Kuo

Univ. of Southern California, USA

Prof. C.-C. Jay Kuo is Ming Hsieh Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering-Systems at the University of Southern California. He received the 2019 IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award, the 2019 IEEE Signal Processing Society Claude Shannon-Harry Nyquist Technical Achievement Award, the 72nd annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Award (2020), and the 2021 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award. Dr. Kuo is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, NAI, and SPIE. He is also an Academician of Academia Sinica (Taiwan).

Dr. Yu-Wen Huang

MediaTek, Taiwan

Yu-Wen Huang received B.S. degree from Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University in June 2000. He received Ph.D. degree from Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, National Taiwan University in December 2004. He has been with MediaTek since December 2004. He was an IC designer working on video coding algorithms, architectures, and related chip implementations. During 2005-2006, he led the development of the H.264/AVC encoder in MediaTek. In January 2007, MediaTek’s video coding research team was founded, and he was transferred to the research team. As one of the two initial members of the research team, he assisted his director, Dr. Shaw-Min Lei, to build the research team from scratch. In January 2006, he started attending standard meetings held by ISO/IEC MPEG and ITU-T VCEG. From 2010 to 2016, he and his teammates submitted 300+ technical proposals for the H.265/HEVC standard. From 2018 to 2020, he and his teammates submitted 300+ technical proposals for the H.266/VVC standard. Currently, he is the deputy director of the video coding research team in MediaTek.

Dr. Elena Alshina

Huawei, Germany

Elena is Chief Video Scientist, Audiovisual Technology Lab Director, Media Codec and Standardization Lab Director in Huawei Technologies. She got Master degree in Physics from Moscow State University in 1995 and PhD in Computer Science and Mathematical Modelling from Russian Academy of Science in 1998. Her field of interest includes but not limited to Mathematical modelling; Video and Image compression and processing, neural network based algorithms development. Elena was working both in academia and industry: Senior Researcher Russian Academy Of Science (Institute for mathematical Modelling) 1998~2006, Associate Professor National Research University of Electronic Technology, Principal Engineer Samsung Electronics 2006 (Moscow), 2007~2018 (Suwon/Seoul), Chief Video Scientist Huawei Technologies (Munich) 2018-present. Elena is an active participant of video codec standardization (HEVC/H.265, VVC/H.266 projects). Along with Prof. João Ascenso she is JPEG AI standardization project chair and editor.

Prof. David Bull

Univ. of Bristol, UK

David Bull holds the Chair in Signal Processing at the University of Bristol. He is Director of Bristol Vision Institute and is leads the MyWorld Strength in Places Programme, a £30m UKRI investment in creative technologies R&D in the West of England. David has worked widely in the fields of visual computing and visual communications, publishing over 600 academic papers and five books. He has won numerous awards for his work and has delivered numerous invited/keynote lectures. David has also consulted for major organisations across the globe, both on research strategy and innovative technologies. He regularly advises governments including DTI (Foresight), MoD (DSAC), HEFCE (REF) and EPSRC (Strategic Advisory Network). David’s work is often exploited commercially; in 2001 he cofounded ProVision Communications acting as its Director and Chairman until acquisition in 2011. David is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the IET and a Fellow of the IEEE.