Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Manoranjan Paul

Vision-Aided Video Coding and Compression


Despite the natural synergy among image processing, image understanding, and human-computer interaction research on computer vision, such as video surveillance, audio-visual information compression, such as image/video coding, and human visual system, such as perceptual quality evaluation have been carried out mostly in isolation. Computer vision researchers have so far concentrated on various analysis techniques without giving much attention to the quality of the images that are directly used from the image capturing devices in raw formats. Image and video coding researchers, on the other hand, have concentrated on extreme compression in the face of limited communication bandwidth without caring much about the end users' receiving somehow distorted lossy images. Perceptual quality researchers have concentrated on evaluating the end product of images without providing enough human perceived feedback for image processing and image understanding. For high performance we need to integrate the knowledge from computer vision, video coding technology, and human-computer interaction. This need arises due to the recent expansion of new technologies such as the burgeoning Internet, large deployment of close-circuits security cameras for surveillance, availability of mobile devices and wireless communication, acceptability of home entertainment, innovation of human-mind-reader eye tracking technology, and popularity of the internet video service YouTube.

In this talk, I cover my recent research on video/image coding, processing, and understanding for possible collaboration with academics. Recently I have also contributed in other three areas: (i) EEG signal processing for epileptic seizure detection and prediction, (ii) Hyperspectral image processing, and (iii) video summarization. I also give an overview of these areas as well.


Manoranjan Paul received a B.Sc.Eng. (hons) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), in 1997 and the PhD degree from Monash University in 2005. He has 14 years research experience in image/video and signal processing related fields and 14 years teaching experience in the field of Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology as an Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer.

Dr Paul is Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University.

He joined the department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh as a Lecturer in 1997 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2000. He has worked as a Research Fellow in the University of New South Wales, ADFA, Australia in 2005~2006, Monash University, Australia in 2006~2009, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2009~2011. Now he is a Faculty Member at the School of Computing and Mathematics of Charles Sturt University, Australia and Associate Director of Centre for Research in complex Systems. He is a video coding expert. His major research interests are in the fields of image/video coding/compression, computer vision, and EEG signals. He has published more than 100 fully refereed international journals, book chapters, and conference articles. Dr Paul regularly published in the top ranked journals such as IEEE Transactions on image processing, IEEE Transactions on circuits and systems for video technology, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on multimedia which are the top ranked journals in the fields of image processing, video technology, neural system, and multimedia respectively. Dr Paul is a Senior Member of the IEEE ('M03 and SM'13) and ACS (M'05 and SM'13).

Dr Paul obtained an ARC (Australian Research council) discovery grant on "Multiview Video coding," $315,000 for 2013-2015. Dr Paul organized special sessions in the IEEE ISCAS-2010 and PS-2015. He is an invited keynote speakers in the IEEE ICCIT-2010, DICTA -2013, and IEEE WoWMoM-2014. He is an Associate Editor of Eurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He is also in the editorial board member in the International Journal of Engineering and Industries (IJEI) and International Journal of Soft Computing, Mathematics and Control (IJSCMC). He is also a Guest Editor for five special issues of Journal of Multimedia and Journal of Computers. He is a program committee member of 30 International conferences. He obtained more than $1M in competitive grants including ARC DP project, Australian-China Science Research fund, and ARC Research Network grants. He has supervised 12 PhD students.

Research Interest: Video coding, Image Processing, Computer Vision, EEG signal processing, Hyperspectral imaging, and Eye tracking technology. For detailed information regarding research please visit his personal website:

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