Modelling and Computer Simulation in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

Tutors: Prof. Marie-Christine Ho Ba Tho, Dr. Sabine Bensamoun, Dr. Mohamed Rachik, Dr. Tien Tuan Dao
University of Technology of Compi├Ęgne, France

Principal instructor biography:
Marie-Christine Ho Ba Tho is Professor at the UTC and currently Head of Biomechanics and Bioengineering Laboratory associated with CNRS (French center for national scientific research). Her research interest concerns Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. She was pioneer in the development of numerical models of musculoskeletal systems with individualized mechanical and geometric properties derived from medical images (subject specific modelling). She also introduced the multi-scale characterization of the musculoskeletal tissue (organ, tissue, cellular and molecular levels). Recently her work is focused in the modelling of uncertainties of the biomechanics data and their propagation in the development of medical computer aided system

MPEG Activities for 3D Video Coding

Tutor: Prof. Yo-Sung Ho (hoyo@gist.ac.kr)
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
1 Oryong-dong Buk-gu, Gwangju, 500-712, Korea
Tel: +82-62-715-2211, FAX: +82-62-715-2204

Abstract: MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) is a working group of ISO/IEC with the mission to develop standards for coded representation of digital audio and video and related data. Since 1988, MPEG has produced several international standards that help the industry offer end users an ever more enjoyable digital media experience. Recently MPEG has also developed 3D video coding standards for stereoscopic and multi-view image formats. In this tutorial lecture, we will explain MPEG activities for 3D video coding. After a brief introduction to 3D video formats, we review the history of MPEG 3D video coding standards, such as MVC, FTV and 3DVC. Then, the current MPEG activities for 3D video coding will be discussed with their coding tools.

Format: three hours (half a day)
Target audience: intermediate for researchers and students

Prof. Yo-Sung Ho's Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Yo-Sung Ho received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1981 and 1983, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1990.
He joined ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), Daejon, Korea, in 1983. From 1990 to 1993, he was with Philips Laboratories, Briarcliff Manor, New York, where he was involved in development of the Advanced Digital High Definition Television (AD-HDTV) system. In 1993, he rejoined the technical staff of ETRI and was involved in development of the Korean DBS Digital Television and High-Definition Television systems. Since September 1995, he has been with Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), where he is currently Professor of Information and Communications Department. Since August 2003, he has been Director of Realistic Broadcasting Research Center (RBRC) at GIST in Korea.

He gave several tutorial lectures at various international conferences, including the IEEE Region Ten Conference (TenCon) in 1999 and 2000, the Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM) in 2006, 2007 and 2008, the IEEE Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT) in 2006 and 2007, the 3DTV Conference in 2008, the IEEE RIVF in 2009, the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in 2009 and 2010, the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) in 2010 and 2011, and the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS) in 2013. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT).

His research interests include Digital Image and Video Coding, Three-dimensional Image Modeling and Representation, Advanced Source Coding Techniques, and Three dimensional Television (3DTV).