Computing That Serves

Enabling Ubiquitous Wireless Digital Video Communication


Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 10:00am


Clark Taylor, University of California, San Diego

Recently, the number of wireless telecommunication subscribers overtook the number of wired subscribers.  Simultaneously, image and video broadcasting over the Internet is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon.  With the fusion of wireless telecommunication services and digital video communication, video communication over wireless channels is quickly becoming a necessity. However, current video communication techniques usually assume high-bandwidth and low error-rate communication channels, two attributes not typical of wireless channels.

In this talk, a summary of recent advances in the field of wireless video communication is presented. Two new methods, ORBit and VShaper, used for improving the received quality of video transmitted over wireless channels are introduced.  I will conclude by discussing the areas of future research needed to enable wireless video communication.


Clark N. Taylor is an SRC Graduate Fellow and PhD Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.  He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1995 and 1999, respectively. His research interests include low-power system design, multimedia wireless communication, and design for deep sub-micron chips.