ECE Course Outline

ECE6614

Multimedia Commun: Signal Processing, Networking, Applications, & Standards (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Comprehensive coverage of media compression, synthesis and recognition, media communications and networking, and standards for audiovisual communications over wired and wireless networks.
Textbook(s)
No Textbook Specified.
Topical Outline
Overview of Signal Compression

Speech Compression: Waveform coders and Analysis-synthesis coders

Audio Compression: Perceptual Transform Coding

Image Compression: Perceptual Transform Coding

Video Compression: Rate-distortion optimization of mode selection and motion compensation

Models of Channels and Networks

Standards for Wired and Wireless Networks

Media Communications over Imperfect Networks: Error resiliency and concealment

The Voice-User Interface: Speech synthesis and automatic speech recognition

The Visual-User Interface: Graphics and image recognition

Multimedia Information Retrieval: Indexing, databases, and semantics

Research Directions