January 26, 2012
San Mateo, California. 9/7/2006 – MotionDSP Inc., a video technology company, announced today that its VP of Engineering, Nikola Bozinovic, won the 2004-2005 best paper award from the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) for the paper “Motion analysis in 3D DCT domain and its application to video coding,” which he co-authored with Boston University professor Janusz Konrad. (Award announcement on EURASIP site). Dr. Bozinovic accepted the award today in Florence, Italy at the 14th annual European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2006).
On hearing the news, Sean Varah, CEO of MotionDSP, commented: “We’re proud of our engineering team at MotionDSP, and we’re very pleased to see Nikola’s work recognized by the worldwide video processing community.”
Using next-generation image processing technology originally developed at the University of California, Santa Cruz, MotionDSP is developing software that takes low resolution video, extracts information from each frame, and re-constructs a higher resolution video, substantially improving the quality of videos captured with camera phones and digital cameras.
300 million camera phones were sold in 2005, and, according to InfoTrends, sales are expected to reach 847 million by 2009. Internet video sites show millions of short, consumer-created video clips each day. The majority of these videos are taken by digital cameras, webcams, and camera phones.
MotionDSP is now testing its technology with internet video sites to improve the quality of camera phone videos. Varah adds, “We believe our software will allow camera phones achieve a quality level that turns them into viable personal video cameras.”
EURASIP, similar to the IEEE, was founded in 1978 “to improve communication between groups and individuals that work within the multidisciplinary, fast growing field of Signal Processing in Europe and elsewhere, and to exchange and disseminate information in the field all over the world. The association exists to further the efforts of researchers by providing a learned and professional platform for dissemination and discussion of all aspects of signal processing.” (source – EURASIP website: http://www.eurasip.org)