By Pete Brown - January 16, 2009
Regents' Professor Michael Marcellin gave the keynote speech at the October 2008 International Telemetering Conference in San Diego.
While Marcellin entertained conference attendees with his keynote luncheon talk about digital cinema – An Overview of Digital Cinema: Are There Answers for Telemetry? – several of his students were busy sweeping up first and second place undergraduate student paper awards.
First place went to Kristin Jagiello, Zafer Aydin, WeiRen Ng (students), William Ryan, Michael Marcellin and Ali Bilgin (advisors) for their paper, Joint JPEG2000/LDPC Code System Design for Image Telemetry.
Second place was awarded to Andrea Chaves, Bruno Mayoral, Hyun-Jin Park, Mark Tsang, Sean Tunell (students), Michael Marcellin and Hao Xin (advisors) for their paper, Wireless Sensor Networks: A Grocery Store Application. Both papers are published in the conference proceedings.
Marcellin is International Foundation for Telemetering Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Regents’ Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Optical Sciences. He was inducted as a Regents’ Professor in January 2008 after leading a team that developed a new standard for compressing digital images, JPEG2000.
This new standard is not limited to just movies. It will be widely applied to many images and audiovisual products for years to come. It has already been incorporated into more than 300 commercial products, including video cameras and cell phones. It is being applied to archival storage at the Library of Congress and the American Museum of Natural History, and has been selected to be the standard for medical imaging.