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90th Anniversary of CCIR/ITU-R Study Groups and 45th Anniversary of digital TV/HDTV studies, Geneva, ITU, Room Popov, 3 October 2017, 16:45-18:00 hours - Speakers' Bios

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Poppy CRUM

Dr. Poppy Crum is Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories. She also holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the Program in Symbolic Systems. At Dolby, Poppy directs the growth of internal science. She is responsible for integrating neuroscience and sensory data science into algorithm design, technological development, and technology strategy. At Stanford, her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of new technologies including gaming and immersive environments such as Augmented and Virtual Reality on neuroplasticity and learning. Poppy is a current Vice-Chair to ITU-R Study Group 6 WP6C. She is also a member of the Stanford Research Institute Technical Council and was previously a fellow to the US Defense Science Research Council. Prior to joining Dolby Laboratories Poppy was Research Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where her neurophysiological research focused on understanding the neural correlates of sensory perception and the functional circuitry of the auditory cortex. Poppy is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. She is the 2017 recipient of the Consumer Technology Association’s Technology and Standards Achievement Award, and has been named to Billboard Magazine’s 100 most powerful female executives in the music industry.​
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​​David WOOD​​

Dr David Wood is Consultant, Technology and Innovation to the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva Switzerland. He has worked in the ITU-R since 1980 and served as Chairman for the work on digital television, quality evaluation, high definition television, and ultra high definition television. Most recently he has worked in the DVB Project on Virtual Reality. David was born in the UK, but has lived most of his life in Belgium and Switzerland. He considers his nationality as "nomad". He is stereoscopic photography fanatic, and has swallowed hard to accept the lack of success of 3D television. He has a wife and three children and lives in Geneva Switzerland.