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The Edward S. Rogers Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering


November 05, 2014

Conference Proceedings from ICIP 2014 are available for the group under resources.

November, 12, 2013

You are invited to the talk given by Director K. Plataniotis this Friday, November 15, between 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Ryerson University. More details are here

November 06, 2013

Director Kostas Plataniotis will serve as the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) vice president, membership, 2014 2016. More info can be found here

November 02, 2013

Director Emeritus Tas Venetsanopoulos wins wins 2013 CEGA Award for Education. For the complete award citation, visit the CEGA Awards website.

September, 19, 2013

Alumini Dr. Haiping Lu joined the CS Department at the Hong Kong Baptist University, as an Assistant Professor in August.

Welcome to the Multimedia Laboratory

The Multimedia Laboratory at the University of Toronto, is part of the Communications Group at the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our Laboratory has been at the forefront of the signal and image processing field. Specifically, research has been focused in the areas of biometric systems, secure and privacy enhancing multimedia solutions, nonlinear signal and image processing, multichannel image processing, morphological filters, neural networks and image and video coding.

Professor K. N. Plataniotis, Multimedia Lab Director

Project Highlights

Wireless Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) Channel Simulation Package

The project aimed to provide a MATLAB software package for simulating wireless MIMO communication channels under practical assumptions. The final software provides an accurate simulation test bed which incorporates the effect of various pulse-shapes, fading models, noise structures, channel estimators, synchronization strategies, etc.
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Learning for Biometric Signal Recognition

Biometrics is an important component in security-related applications such as access control, forensic investigation, and identity fraud protection. We focused on the very important problem of feature extraction through subspace learning in biometric systems.
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Privacy Protected Surveillance Using Secure Visual Object Coding

The Secure Shape and Texture Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees (SecST-SPIHT) secure visual object coder allows individual, arbitrarily shaped objects to be efficiently coded (compressed) and encrypted. We use this in surveillance applications to protect the privacy of individuals appearing in the surveillance footage.
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Multilinear Subspace Learning (MSL)

This project aims to provide an overview of resources concerned with theories and applications of multilinear subspace learning (MSL). The origin of MSL traces back to multi-way analysis in the 1960s and they have been studied extensively in face and gait recognition. With more connections revealed and analogies drawn between multilinear algorithms and their linear counterparts, MSL has become an exciting area to explore for applications involving large-scale multidimensional (tensorial) data as well as a challenging problem for machine learning researchers to tackle.
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