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Image Processing Research

The research conducted in the multimedia group is focused in the following areas:


  • high speed image analysis with application to engineering problems
  • sensory-based servo systems
  • multi-camera, distributed imaging systems
  • visual computing and communications
  • 3D visualization
  • image and video compression
  • image and video indexing and retrieval
  • VLSI architectures for multimedia processing
  • medical imaging.

The group has a well-equipped state-of-the-art lab with modern facilities including high performance workstations, a wide variety of cameras and imaging hardware, a robotic arm, optical tables, scanners, an ultrasound imaging system and ATM and Wireless test beds.


The group is led by faculty members, Drs. Xiaolin Wu and Shahram Shirani who are well funded by a variety of provincial and national sources including NSERC, CFI, CITO and NCE programs (AUTO21, Micronet). The group also maintains strong industrial links through many of its research projects. At any time, there are typically at least 15 Masters and PhD students working in the group.


Multimedia Signal Signal Processing Laboratory Website

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