Prof. Bovik Gives Keynote Address at European Workshop on Visual Information Processing

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Professor Al Bovik gave the Keynote Address at the European Workshop on Visual Information Processing that was held in Paris, France in July 2011. The title of his talk was Perceiving Distortions in Visual Signals. In this talk, Professor Bovik delivered his opinions on the current state and future of video quality assessment. He opined that significant future gains are likely to be found in modeling human perception of video distortions, but also modeling human behavioral reactions to distortion. Modeling this kind of human behavior is a new idea that takes into account human memory of distortion, which can adversely impact perceived quality over sustained time periods. Prof. Bovik outlined the groundbreaking work being done in this area in WNCG, which includes large-scale human studies of behavioral responses to distorted videos.