Doctoral Students
Name Current location and designation Thesis title Graduation Year Email
Ahmed Elshafiy Qualcomm Optimal Codebook Generation and Adaptation in Compression, Communications and Machine Learning 2022 a_elshafiy [at] ucsb [dot] edu
Bharath Vishwanath ByteDance Towards optimal prediction and transforms for video compression 2021
Clint Greene Methods for improved mapping of brain lesion connectivity 2019
Bohan Li Google Inc., Mountain View, CA Advances in Video Coding Based on Principles of Optimal Estimation 2019
Wei-Ting Lin Pintrest Toward the High Precision Predictive Coding in Video Compression 2019
Sina Zamani Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA Signal Coding Approaches for Spatial Audio and Unreliable Networks 2019
Shunyao Li Kapwing Towards Prediction Optimality in Video Compression and Networking 2018
Mehdi Salehifar ByteDance Common Information and Hidden State Dependencies in Layered Source Coding 2017
Mustafa Said Mehmetoglu Meta A Deterministic Annealing Framework for Global Optimization of Delay-Constrained Communication and Control Strategies 2016
Renuka Shenoy Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA Hidden Markov Models for Analysis of Multimodal Biomedical Images 2016
Yue Chen Google Inc., Mountain View, CA Towards Joint Optimality of Spatial, Temporal Prediction and Transform Coding of Video Signals 2015
Min-Chi Shih Google Inc., Mountain View, CA Probabilistic Graphical Models for Contour Tracking and Segmentation in Electron Microscopy Images 2014
Tejaswi Nanjundaswamy Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA Advances in audio coding and networking by effective exploitation of long term correlations 2013 tejaswi [at] ece [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Jingning Han Google Inc., Mountain View, CA Estimation-Theoretic Approaches In Video Compression And Networking 2012 hanjingning [at] gmail [dot] com
Kumar Viswanatha Aeva Compression and Dispersive Information Routing for Networks 2012 kumar [at] ece [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Emrah Akyol Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Complexity and delay constrained compression and transmission of information 2011 akyol [at] illinois [dot] edu
Vinay Melkote Senior Research Scientist, Xerox Research Center India, Bangalore Optimal delayed decisions in encoding and decoding of audio signals and general sources 2010 melkotevinay [at] gmail [dot] com
Mehmet Emre Sargin Google Inc., Mountain View, USA Probabilistic graphical models for motion analysis and object tracking 2010 msargin [at] ece [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Jochen Christian Schmidt Apple Inc., Cupertino, USA Advances in end-to-end distortion estimation for error-resilient video networking 2009 cschmidt1977 [at] gmail [dot] com
Sharadh Ramaswamy Research Staff Member, Mayachitra Inc., Santa Barbara, USA Fusion coding, search and retrieval of correlated data 2008 rsharadh [at] gmail [dot] com
Ankur Saxena Sr. Standard Engr., Samsung Telecom, Dallas, USA Distributed coding of spatio-temporally correlated sources 2008 ankur81saxena [at] gmail [dot] com
Alphan Altinok Research Staff, Caltech, USA Computational analysis of biological images: A study of microtubule dynamic behavior 2006 alphanaltinok [at] gmail [dot] com
Jaewoo Jung Samsung Advanced Insititute of Technology, South Korea The role of spectral entropy in signal analysis with applications to voice, still images, and video 2006 jaewoo [at] ece [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Sang-Uk Ryu Sr. Engineer, Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, USA Source modeling approaches to enhanced decoding in lossy audio compression and communication 2006 suryu [at] qualcomm [dot] com
Jayant Nayak Research Staff Member, Mayachitra Inc., Santa Barbara, USA Problems in compression, transmission and storage of correlated Sources 2005 jnayak [at] gmail [dot] com
Hua Yang Thomson Corporate Research, Princeton, USA End-to-end estimation and optimization techniques for error-resilient video coding and networking 2005 Hua [dot] Yang2 [at] technicolor [dot] com
Ashish Aggarwal CEO, Snap Networks, USA and India Towards weighted mean-squared error optimality of scalable audio coding 2002 ashish [at] snap-networks [dot] com
Prashant Koulgi Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, India Zero-error coding for compression and computation with distributed sources 2002 prashant_koulgi [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] in
Ertem Tuncel Associate Professor, UC Riverside, USA Scalable source coding bounds: Analysis, computation, and applications 2002 ertem [at] ee [dot] ucr [dot] edu
Cagri Etemoglu Business Development Manager, Turk Telecom, Turkey Matching pursuits sinusoidal speech coding 2001
Liang Gu IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown, USA High performance automatic speech recognition via enhanced front-end analysis and acoustic modeling 2001 liang [at] ece [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Hosam Khalil Digital Media Division, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, USA Robust predictive vector quantizer design for speech and video coding 2001 hosamk [at] microsoft [dot] com
Shankar Regunathan Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, USA Estimation-theoretic framework for scalability and packet loss resilience in predictive video coding 2001 otto334 [at] gmail [dot] com
Rui Zhang Technical Leader, Cisco Systems, San Jose, USA End-to-end rate distortion analysis and optimization for robust video transmission over lossy networks 2001 ruizhang [at] cisco [dot] com
Oded Gottesman Compandent Inc, Santa Barbara, USA High quality enhanced waveform interpolative coding of speech at low bit-rate 2000 oded [at] compandent [dot] com
Chunyan Li Manager, Legend Silicon/Multimedia Communications, USA Analysis-by-synthesis multimode harmonic speech coding at low bit rate 2000 chunyan [at] cisco [dot] com
Ajit Rao Texas Instruments, Bangalore, India Design of pattern recognition systems using deterministic annealing: applications in speech recognition, regression and data compression 1998 ajitr [at] ti [dot] com
Eyal Shlomot Consultant, Comango Technologies, LLC, Los Angeles, USA Hybird coding of speech at low bit-rate 1998 eyal [dot] shlomot [at] mindspeed [dot] com
Anil Ubale Senior Staff Engineer, Aliph, San Francisco, USA Multiband CELP coding of wideband speech signals 1998 anilubale [at] yahoo [dot] com
Shrinivas Gadkari Sr. DSP Engineer, Tensilica Technologies, Pune, India Joint source-channel coding for mobile and broadcast applications 1997 gadkari [at] hotmail [dot] com
Amitava Das Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA Multimode spectral coding of speech at low bit rates 1996 amitavd [at] microsoft [dot] com
David Miller Professor, EE, Pennsylvania State University, USA An information-theoretic framework for optimization with application in source coding and pattern recognition 1995 djmiller [at] engr [dot] psu [dot] edu
Erdal Paksoy System Architect, Texas Instruments, USA Variable rate speech coding with phonetic classification 1994 paksoy [at] ti [dot] com
Smita Gupta VTel Corp., USA Interframe processing and coding of image sequences 1993 smita_gupta [at] vtel [dot] com
Siu-Wai Wu Engineering Director, Motorola, San Diego, USA Compression of image and video Signals, with constrained bit-stream syntax 1993 swu [at] gi [dot] com
Jey-Hsin Yao Member Technical Staff, Fujitsu Labs of America, San Jose, USA Low delay speech coding 1992 jyao [at] fla [dot] fujitsu [dot] com
Wai-Yip Chan Professor, ECE, Queens University, Canada Product code vector quantization methods with application to high fidelity audio coding 1991 geoffrey [dot] chan [at] queensu [dot] ca
Shihua Wang President, Sonus Art, Inc., San Francisco, USA Phonetic segmentation techniques for speech coding 1990 shihua [at] berkeley [dot] atmel [dot] com
Kenneth Zeger Professor, UC San Diego, USA Source and channel coding with vector quantization 1990 zeger [at] ucsd [dot] edu
Yo-Sung Ho Professor, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea Hierarchical multistage interpolative VQ for image compression 1989 hoyo [at] gist [dot] ac [dot] kr
Jacques Vaisey Last associated with Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada Variable blocksize image coding using quadtree segmentation 1989
Mei Yong Aware Inc., Bedford, USA Low rate vector excitation coding of speech 1989 Aware Inc [dot] , Bedford, USA
R. Aravind Professor, EE, IIT Madras, India Finite-state vector quantization for image data compression 1988 aravind [at] ee [dot] iitm [dot] ac [dot] in
Juin-Hwey (Raymond) Chen Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, USA Low bit-rate predictive coding of speech waveforms based on vector quantization 1987 rchen [at] broadcom [dot] com
Grant Davidson Technical Manager, Dolby Labs, San Francisco, USA Algorithms and processor architectures for low-rate speech coding 1987 gad [at] dolby [dot] com
De-Yuan Cheng Faculty, Shenzen University, Hong Kong Efficient nearest neighbor search for non-structured euclidean codes and application to vector quantization 1986 cdy%szu [at] hkucnt [dot] hku [dot] hk
Bhaskar Ramamurthi Professor, EE, IIT Madras, India Vector quantization of images based on a composite source model 1985 bhaskar [at] ee [dot] iitm [dot] ac [dot] in
Yair Shoham Senior Manager, Alcatel Lucent, New York area, USA Hierarchical vector quantization with application to speech waveform coding 1985 ys [at] research [dot] att [dot] com
Vladimir Cuperman Professor, ECE, Simon Fraser University, Canada and UCSB Efficient waveform coding of speech using vector quantization 1983 vladimir [at] ece [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Post-Doctoral Researchers
Name Current location and designation Email
Emrah Akyol Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign akyol [at] illinois [dot] edu
Alphan Altinok Research Staff, Caltech, USA alphanaltinok [at] gmail [dot] com
R. Aravind Professor, EE, IIT Madras, India aravind [at] ee [dot] iitm [dot] ac [dot] in
Huijuan Cui
Juan Carlos De Martin Associate Professor of Information Engineering, Politecnico of Torino, Italy. director [at] nexa [dot] polito [dot] it
Ioannis Dologlou Institute of language and speech processing, Athens, Greece ydol [at] ilsp [dot] athena
Engin Erzing Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Koc University eerzin [at] ku [dot] edu [dot] tr
Carmen Garcia-Mateo Signal processing and communications department, Campus Universitario, Vigo, Spain
Cecile Huet European Commission, Brussels, France cecile [dot] huet [at] cec [dot] edu [dot] int
Kozuhito Koishida
Arun Kumar Professor, IIT - Delhi Delhi, India arunkm [at] care [dot] iitd [dot] ernet [dot] in
Riccardo Leonardi
Jan Linden Vice President Engineering, Global IP Solutions
David McClaren
Emmanuel Ravelli Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen, Germany ravelli [dot] emmanuel [at] gmail [dot] com
Ankur Saxena Sr. Standard Engr., Samsung Telecom, Dallas, USA ankur81s [at] gmail [dot] com
Andrew Sekey
Masahiro Serizawa Senior Manager, Central Labs at NEC, Japan
Kumar Viswanatha Sr. Systems Engineer at Qualcomm Research Center, San Diego, USA kumar [at] ece [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Tian Wang
Eyal Yair Director of Software & Projects Managements, “Elbit Systems” Land System C4I, IT and Intelligence Division, Israel
Xuedong Yang Professor, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada yang [at] cs [dot] uregina [dot] ca
Ram Zamir Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel zamir [at] eng [dot] tau [dot] ac [dot] il
Masters Students
Name Current location and designation Email
Morris Beatty
Ilan Berci Application Architect (Consultant) DnD/IBM Canada Ottawa, Canada Area
David Chase
Craig Demel Linux software Engineer at Luidia, San Francisco, USA
Stephen Flamm Director, Product management at Voxify San Francisco, USA Also, Founder/President at Exuber Software
Daryl Fortney Senior Software developer at 3SI security systems Inc, Macon, Georgia
Sharlene Gee
Masa Iwadare
Tetsui Kawashima
Rahul Kidambi
Yoonie Kim
Pradeep Koulgi Cognex Corp.
Hitoshi Koyama
Chrish Kuiper Senior Software Engineer, Cisco Systems, San Jose, USA
Wendy Kurko
Jiong Luo
Victor Manzella
Xavier Michael
Ning Mo Cisco Systems, Santa Barbara, CA
Vasudev Nayak
Aidong Ning
Masayuki Nishiguchi
Ling Niu Senior Engineer at D2 Technologies, Seattle, USA
Jagadeesan Ramanathan SAD at iNautix Technologies, India
Sangeeta Ramkrishnan Cisco, San Jose, USA
Vishal Sharma Principal Consultant & Technologist at Metanoia, Inc, San Francisco, USA
K. Srinivasan
Terry Stanhope
Shantanu Tarafdar Member of Technical staff at Streach Inc., San Francisco, USA
Anne Thomas
Jian (Jackson) Tong
Ivar Verivik PocketScience Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA
Eric Whitaker
Yubo Yang Independent Investment management Professional, Santa Barbara, USA
Mitsu Yano
Yi Zhao
Name Current location and designation Email
Jaspreet Singh R & D Labs, Samsung, Dallas, Tx, USA
Peng Wu Vision Research Lab, UCSB, CA, USA


Visiting Researchers

Visiting Professors
Name Current location and designation Email
Jean Luc Dugelay Professor, Multimedia Communications department, Eurecom, France dugelay [at] eurecom [dot] fr
Peter Kabal Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada peter [dot] kabal [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Fatih Kamisli Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey kamisli [at] eee [dot] metu [dot] edu [dot] tr
Tor Ramstad Signal processing group, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway ramstad [at] iet [dot] ntnu [dot] no
Visiting Graduate Students
Name Current location and designation Email
Ramdas Satyan Research Engineer at eBrisk Video
Name Current location and designation Email
Lauren Perry
Philip Vargas Software Engineer at