Al is being recognized for his work on the development of video quality prediction models which have become standard tools in broadcast and post-production houses throughout the television industry, and in particular for the invention of “Structural Similarity (SSIM) Video Quality Measurement.” Two of Dr. Bovik’s former PhD students, Professor Zhou Wang (now at the University of Waterloo, Canada) and Dr. Hamid Sheikh (now at Samsung, Dallas) will also receive individual Emmy statuettes for this work.
The award is given by the Television Academy, formerly the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Al will receive his Emmy statuette at the Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony at Loew’s Hollywood Hotel on October 28, 2015. The Academy states that “An Engineering Emmy Award is bestowed upon individual, company or organization for developments in engineering that are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods, or so innovative in nature, that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.”
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