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Ming-Ting Sun


Ming-Ting Sun
Professor
Signal and Image Processing
M418 EE/CSE
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
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University of California, Los Angeles 1985 PhD
University of Texas at Arlington 1981 MS
National Taiwan University 1976 BS


Biosketch

Ming-Ting Sun received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1976, M.S. degree from University of Texas at Arlington in 1981, and Ph.D. degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 1985, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Sun joined the faculty of the University of Washington in September 1996. Before that, he was the Director of Video Signal Processing at Bellcore. He has been a chair Professor at Tsinghua University, and a visiting professor at Tokyo University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chung-Cheng University, and National Sun Yat-Sen University.

Dr. Sun's research interests include video processing and machine learning. Dr. Sun has been awarded 13 patents and has published more than 200 technical publications, including 18 book chapters in the area of video technology. He was actively involved in the development of H.261, MPEG-1, and MPEG-2 video coding standards, and has co-edited a book entitled Compressed Video over Networks.

Dr. Sun is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia during 2000-2001. He received an IEEE CASS Golden Jubilee Medal in 2000, and was a co-chair of the SPIE VCIP (Visual Communication and Image Processing) 2000 Conference. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT) during 1995-1997 and the Express Letter Editor of T-CSVT during 1993-1994. He was a co-recipient of the T-CSVT Best Paper Award in 1993. From 1993 to 1994, he served as the Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee (VSPCTC). From 1988 to 1991 he served as the Chairman of the IEEE CAS Standards Committee and established an IEEE Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform Standard. He received an Award of Excellence from Bellcore in 1987 for the work on Digital Subscriber Line. He was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in 1996.

Honors

Research Interests

Information Processing Lab: http://allison.ee.washington.edu/

Research Projects

Recent Publications

Q. Wang, M.T. Sun, G. Sullivan, J. Li, and Q. Dai, “Complexity Reduction and Performance Improvement for Geometry Partitioning,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol.23, no.2, pp.338-352, February 2013.

H.M. Hu, B. Li, W. Lin, W. Li, M.T. Sun, “Region-Based Rate-Control for H.264/AVC for Low Bit-Rate Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol.22, no.11, pp.1564-1576, November 2012.

Z. Gu, W. Lin, B. Lee, C.T. Lau, and M.T. Sun, ”Mode Dependent Templates and Scanning Order for H.264/AVC Based Intra Lossless Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol.21, no.9, pp.4106-4116, September 2012.

Z.H. Chen, A.W.Y. Su, and M.T. Sun, “Resource Efficient FPGA Architecture and Implementation of Hough Transform,” IEEE Transactions on VLSI, vol.20, no.8, pp.1419-1428, August 2012.

D. Guo, Z. Liu, X. Qu, L. Huang, Y. Yao, and M.T. Sun, “Sparsity-based Online Missing Data Recovery Using Overcomplete Dictionary,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol.12, no.7, pp.2485-2495, July 2012.

W. Lin, M.T. Sun, H. Li, and Z. Chen, “Macroblock Classification Method for Video Applications Involving Motions,” IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol.58, no.1, pp. 34-46, March 2012.

Q. Ma, D. Goshi, Y.C. Shih, and M.T. Sun, "An Algorithm for Power Line Detection and Warning based on a Millimeter-Wave Radar Video," IEEE Transaction on Image Processing, vol. 20, no. 12, December 2011.

C. Deng, W. Lin, B. Lee, C.T. Lau and M.T. Sun, "Performance Analysis, Parameter Selection and Extensions to H.264/AVC FRExt for High Resolution Video Coding," Special Issue on emerging techniques for high performance video coding, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI), vol.22, no.8, pp.749-759, November 2011.

H.M. Hu, W. Lin, B. Li and M.T. Sun, "A Region-based rate control scheme using inter-layer information for H.264/SVC," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 615-626, October 2011.

Y. Tian, R. Feris, H. Liu, and M.T. Sun, "Robust Detection of Abandoned and Removed Objects in Complex Surveillance Videos," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, vol.41, Issue 5, pp. 565-576, September 2011.

H.M. Hu, B. Li, W. Lin, and M.T. Sun, "A Rate-Control Algorithm Using Inter-Layer Information for H.264/SVC for Low-Delay Applications," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 22, no.6, pp. 504-515, August 2011.

H. Liu, M.T. Sun, R.C. Wu, and S.S. Yu, "Automatic Video Activity Detection Using Compressed Domain Motion Trajectories for H.264 Videos Corresponding," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, volume 22, Issue 5, pp.432-439, July 2011.

W. Lin, K. Panusopone, D.M. Baylon, M.T. Sun, Z. Chen, and H. Li, "A Fast Sub-pixel Motion Estimation Algorithm for H.264 Video Coding," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 237-242, February 2011.

J. Lou and M.T. Sun, "Rate-Distortion Optimized Rate-Allocation for Motion-Compensated Predictive Video Codecs Using PixelRank," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI), vol.22, no.2, pp.107-116, February 2011.

W. Lin, K. Panusopone, D. Daylon, and M.T. Sun, "A Computation Control Method for Complexity-Scalable Video Coding," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 1533-1543, November 2010.

W. Lin, M.T. Sun, O. Poovendran, and Z. Zhang, "Group Event Detection with a Varying Number of Group Members for Video Surveillance," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 1057-1067, August 2010.

J. Lou, Shan Liu, Anthony Vetro, and M.T. Sun, "Trick-Play Optimization for H.264 Video Decoding," Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (JIHMSP), vol.2, no. 2, pp.132-144, April 2010.

M. Ma, O.C. Au, S.H.G. Chan, and M.T. Sun, "Edge-Directed Error Concealment," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 20, no. 3, pp.382-395, March 2010.

H. Liu, R. Feris, V. Krueger, and M.T. Sun, "Unsupervised Action Classification Using Space-Time Link Analysis, "EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, vol.2010, Article ID 626324, 10 pages, doi:10.1155/2010/626324, March 2010.

K.Y. Liao, J.F. Yang, and M.T. Sun, "Rate-Distortion Cost Estimation for H.264/AVC," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 20, no. 1, pp.38-49, January 2010.

Complete list of journal publications

Recent Conference Papers

J. Xie, J. Hsu, R. Rogerio, and M.T. Sun, “Fine Registration of 3D Point Clouds with ICP Using an RGB-D Camera,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), May 2013.

R. Feris, A. Datta, S. Pankanti, and M.T. Sun, “Boosting Object Detection Performance in Crowded Surveillance Videos,” Workshop on the Application of Computer Vision (WACV), January 2013.

D. Guo, X. Qu, L. Huang, Y. Yao, Z. Liu, and M.T. Sun, “Sparsity-based Online Missing Sensor Data Recovery,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2012.

Q. Wang, M.T. Sun, J. Li, and G. Sullivan, “Complexity-Reduced Geometry Partition Search and High Efficiency Prediction for Video Coding,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2012.

H. Liu, M. Philipose, and M.T. Sun, “Automatic Object Segmentation with RGB-D Cameras,” IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2012.

H. Liu, M. Philipose, and M.T. Sun, “Recognizing Object Manipulation Activities Using Depth and Visual Cues,” APSIPA ASC 2012.

Q. Ma, D. Goshi, L. Bui, and M.T. Sun, “An Algorithm for Radar Power Line Detection with Tracking,” APSIPA ASC 2012.

Z.H. Chen, A. Su, S. Hauck and M.T. Sun, "Accelerating Statistical LOR Estimation for a High-Resolution PET Scanner using FPGA Devices and a High Level Synthesis Tool," IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machine (FCCM), May 1-3, Salt lake City, Utah, 2011.

Y.B. Rao, Z.H. Chen, M.T. Sun, Y.F. Hsu, and Z.Y. Zhang, "An Effective Night Video Enhancement Algorithm," International Conference on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP), 2011.

Q. Wang, J. Li, G. Sullivan, and M.T. Sun, "Reduced-Complexity Search for Video Coding Geometry Partitions Using Texture and Depth Data," International Conference on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP), 2011.

W. Lin, K. Panusopone, D. Daylon, M.T. Sun, and H. Li, "A Loose-Strategy-Based Complexity Scalable Motion Estimation Method for Video Coding," IEEE CISP-BMEI (IEEE International Congress on Image and Signal Processing and IEEE International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics), 2010.

W. Lin and M.T. Sun, "A New Shot Change Detection Method Using Information from Motion Estimation," PCM (Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia) 2010.

H. Liu, R. Ferris, V. Kruger, and M.T. Sun, "Unsupervised Action Classification Using Space-Time Link Analysis," ISCAS 2010.

H. Liu, M.T. Sun, R.C. Wu, and S.S. Yu, "Automatic Video Activity Detection Using Compressed Domain Motion Trajectories for H.264 Video," ISCAS 2010.

Complete list of conference papers

Books

"Compressed Video over Networks," M.T. Sun and A. Reibman, Signal Processing Series, Marcel Dekker, 2000.

Complete list of books

Recent Book Chapters Authored

Z.H. Wang, M.T. Sun, and C.C. Chang, “Reversible Data Hiding Techniques for Digital Images,” in Multimedia Security: Watermarking, Steganography, and Forensics, CRC Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7331-1.

H. Liu, M.T. Sun, and R. Feris, "Automatic Video Activity Recognition," Multimedia Analysis, Processing and Communication, Z. Li, J. Kacprzyk, D. Tao, E. Izquierdo, W. Lin, and H. Wang ed., Springer, 2011.

H. Liu, R. Feris, and M.T. Sun, “Benchmarking Human Activity Recognition,” Guide to Visual Analysis of Humans: Looking at People, T.B. Moeslund, L. Sigal, V. Krüger, and A. Hilton, Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-0-85729-996-3.

Complete list of book chapters

Recent Patents

Z. Zhou, M.T. Sun, and Y.F. Hsu, "System and Method for Fast Variable-Size Motion Estimation," U.S. Patent # 7,720,154 B2, May 18, 2010.

Y.P. Su, M.T. Sun, and Y.F. Hsu, "System and Method for Non-Iterative Motion Estimation," U.S. Patent, Patent #7,684,628, May 23, 2010.

Z. Zhou, M.T. Sun, and Shin-Huang Chang (with Sunplus), "Method for Fast Macroblock Mode Decision," U.S. Patent #7711049, May 4, 2010.

Complete list of patents

Current Graduate Students

Recent Graduated Ph.D. Students

Editorships

Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Future Video Technology,” China Communications, 2013.

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI), 2012-.

Guest Editor, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI), Special Issue on Emerging Techniques for High Performance Video Coding, 2010-2011.

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), Special Issue for ICME 2010.

Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, 2010.

Editorial Advisory Board, "Online Multimedia Advertising: Techniques and Technologies," Xian-sheng Hua, Tao Mei, and Alan Hanjalic ed., IGI Global, 2009-2010.

Associate Editor, Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology, Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1996-2008.

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Special Issue on Video Surveillance, 2007-2008.

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Advances in Multimedia, 2006.

Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue on Advanced Technologies and Applications for H.264/AVC and Beyond, 2006.

Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing Special Issue on Advanced Technologies and Applications for H.264/AVC and Beyond, 2005.

Guest Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE Special Issue on Recent Advances on Video Coding and Delivery, 2005.

Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing Special Issue on Multimedia over IP and Wireless Networks, 2004:2.

Senior Editor, EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, 2001-2002.

Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Jan 2000-December 2001.

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Special Issue on Representation and Coding of Images and Video II, February 1999.

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Special Issue on Representation and Coding of Images and Video I, November 1998.

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Special Issue on Segmentation, Description, and Retrieval of Video Content, September 1998.

Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, July 1995-June 1997.

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Special Issue on VLSI Circuits and Systems for Video Applications, June 1992.

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