Natural Scene Statistics and the Perception of Visual Distortion

Wednesday, September 02, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
WAG 101
Free and open to the public

In this talk I will discuss current research on visual quality assessment (QA): where it is at, and where it is going. In particular I will focus on the role of Natural Scene Statistics in addressing this problem, particularly in regards to the so-called no-reference or blind QA problem, where very good algorithms for predicting the perceptual quality of still pictures now exist. Models for accomplishing blind video QA are also being developed and promising algorithms are now available. It is my hope that the talk will stimulate promising avenues of research.

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Al Bovik

Al Bovik

Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair
The University of Texas at Austin

Professor Al Bovik holds the Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair at The University of Texas at Austin. He has received numerous awards including the ‘Society Award, the Technical Achievement Award, and the Education Award’ from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and this year’s Joe J. King Professor Achievement in Engineering Award from the Cockrell School of Engineering. He has been Director of the Laboratory for Image & Video Engineering at UT-Austin since 1984.