A journal paper entitled "Virtual View Assisted Video Super-Resolution and Enhancement" authored by Zhi Jin, a final-year PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), was recently accepted by one of the top-three IEEE journals in image/video processing field, Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (IEEE TCSVT), SCI, JCR ranking Q1.
Under the supervision of Professor Tammam Tillo and supported by the Key-NSFC project (No. 61210006), this work which focuses on enhancing user perceived video quality was conducted. Nowadays in 3D video field, the real scene can be captured from different viewpoints to enable free viewpoint experience (free viewpoint television). Hence, it will cost a lot of resources to transmit and store these video. However, with the proposed enhancement method, the spatial size of some viewpoint video could be reduced and then transmitted. At the user side, these video will be recovered to their original sizes with a minimum quality reduction by using the repeated information from the neighbor viewpoint video. Compared with some other advanced approaches, the proposed method provides better results.
Zhi Jin is pursuing her PhD degree in the MultiMedia Technology lab (http://www.mmtlab.com) of XTJLU, which was created and led by Professor Tammam Tillo. In the past three years she has published five international conference papers, finished three journal papers, and received the best "interactive demo" award at IEEE GCCE2014.
IEEE TCSVT is one of the top journals for the subjects of Communication, Networking & Broadcasting, Components, Circuits and Devices & Systems. It covers wide research area in video coding and processing, display technology, image analysis and processing, video signal characterization and representation, video compression techniques and signal processing, multidimensional filters and transforms, analog video signal processing, neural networks for video applications, nonlinear video signal processing, video storage, retrieval and so on.