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Guest Editors

​​​​​​​ Person Icon Gary J. Sullivan
Microsoft Corporation, United States 

Gary J. Sullivan is a Video and Image Technology Architect in the AI & Research group at Microsoft Corporation.
He has been a longstanding chairman or co-chairman of various video and image coding standardization activities in ITU-T VCEG, ISO/IEC MPEG, ISO/IEC JPEG, and in their joint collaborative teams since 1996. He is best known for leading the development of the Advanced Video Coding (AVC) standard [ITU-T H.264 | ISO/IEC 14496-10], the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard [ITU-T H.265 | ISO/IEC 23008-2], and the various extensions of those standards. Most recently he has co-chaired the Joint Video Experts Team (JVET) since October 2015 for developing the upcoming Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard.

At Microsoft, he has been the originator and lead designer of the DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) video decoding feature of the Microsoft ​​Windows operating system. He has received the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Engineering Excellence Award, two IEEE Trans. CSVT Best Paper awards, the INCITS Technical Excellence Award, the IMTC Leadership Award, and the University of Louisville J. B. Speed Professional Award in Engineering. The team efforts that he has led have been recognized by three Emmy Awards. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE.

Person Icon Yan Ye
Alibaba Group, United States 

Yan Ye is the head of Video Technologies at the Machine Intelligence Technology Labs, Damo Academy, Alibaba Group U.S., where she oversees video standards engagements in the ITU-T VCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG committees and their JVET joint team, video encoding and decoding implementations, and video content analysis and video understanding research and development. 

Prior to Alibaba, she was with InterDigital Communications as Director of Engineering, Video Standards and Platforms, leading the video standardization efforts as well as the prototyping of end-to-end video delivery systems. Before InterDigital, she was with Image Technology Research at Dolby Laboratories and Multimedia R&D and Standards at Qualcomm.

She has been involved in the development of various video coding and streaming standards, including the VVC standard, the HEVC standard and its scalable, multi-view, and screen content coding extensions, MPEG Point Cloud Compression (MPEG PCC), MPEG DASH, MPEG CMAF, etc. She is a co-editor of the VVC test model and the 360Lib algorithm description, and was previously co-editor of the scalable extensions and the screen content coding extensions of the HEVC standard.

Her research interests include machine-learning based video coding, processing and content analysis, virtual and augmented reality, video coding, processing and streaming, and real-time and immersive video communications. She received her Ph.D. from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California, San Diego, and her M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Person Icon Jens-Rainer Ohm
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Jens-Rainer Ohm holds the chair position of the Institute of Communication Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany since 2000. His research and teaching activities cover the areas of multimedia signal processing, analysis, compression, transmission and content description, including 3D and VR video applications, bio signal processing and communication, application of deep learning approaches in the given fields, as well as fundamental topics of signal processing and digital communication systems.

Since 1998, he participates in the work of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). He has been chairing/co-chairing various standardization activities in video coding, namely the MPEG Video Subgroup 2002-2018, the Joint Video Team (JVT) of MPEG and ITU-T SG 16 VCEG 2005-2009, the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) since 2010, as well as the Joint Video Experts Team (JVET) since 2015.

Prof. Ohm has authored textbooks on multimedia signal processing, analysis and coding, on communication engineering and signal transmission, as well as numerous papers from the fields mentioned above. He has served on editorial boards of Journals and TPCs of various conferences, and is currently member of the organization team for ICIP 2020.

Prof. Ohm has served as Dean of Study for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen 2002-2010, has been Vice Dean 2016-2018, and was elected as Dean of the Faculty, starting from the period of October 2018. ​

Person Icon Lu Yu
Zhejiang University, China

Dr. Lu Yu is a Professor in the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering at Zhejiang University.

She received her B. Eng. degree (Honor.) on Radio Engineering and Ph.D. degree on Communication and Electronic Systems from Zhejiang University in 1991 and 1996, respectively. Her research interests include visual perception, visual perceptual quality assessment, visual signal representation and coding, multimedia processing and related architecture design.

She has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and was granted 80 patents. She acted as Video Subgroup Co-chair and Chair of the Audio and Video Coding Standardization Working Group of China (AVS) for 15 years and has been ISO/IEC JTC 1 / SC 29 / WG11 (MPEG) Video Subgroup Chair since Jan. 2018.