Dr Mark I. Krivocheev,
Chief Scientist of the Radio Research Institute (NIIR) in Moscow, Russian
For his lifetime
achievements in the technical development of television services and systems;
Professor Dr Mark I. Krivocheev was born in the USSR on 30 July 1922. In 1946 he
graduated from the Moscow Telecommunications Institute.
From 1970 to 2000, he worked as the Chairman of CCIR (ITU-R) Study Group 11
(Television). The proposal for a world television digital standard
(Recommendation 601) earned ITU the Emmy Engineering Award. Other texts of prime
importance that were prepared, proposed by him using a new global approach, are
Basic parameter values for the HDTV standard for the studio and for
international programme exchange (Recommendation 709); Method for the subjective
assessment of the quality of television pictures (Recommendations 500 and 710).
Since 2000 he has been the Honorary Chairman of Study Group 6 (broadcasting
Following on from the international standardization of digital television
broadcasting, he proposed the creation of a global information society using
ubiquitous multifunctional interactive digital television broadcasting to bridge
the digital divide and, through the power of ICT, transform it into digital
He has received many awards including the USSR and Russian Federation State
Prizes. The Montreux Symposium gave him its Gold Medal in 1987, and the EBU
awarded him a certificate on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the CCIR
in 1988. Later, following the adoption of many important Recommendations, his
achievements were praised at the four corners of the globe: NANBA awarded him a
special plaque, the IEEE CE Society presented him with the Engineering
Excellence Award, ITE of Japan bestowed a special award, the Australian
Department of Communications and Broadcasting awarded him a certificate, and
France has made him a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du mérite.
He is the author and co-author of more than 350 publications and has registered
over 90 national and foreign patents.