David Taubman

Elect Eng & Telecommunications
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+61 (2) 9385 5223

Professor David Taubman is Head of Telecommunications Research Group with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. His research interests include:   

Image Compression

  • Developed the EBCOT algorithm, adopted by JPEG2000
  • Authored JPEG2000 VM3A, which is the basis of all subsequent verification models
  • Originated the canvas coordinate system
    - A consistent framework of conventions for partitioning and alignment of the Wavelet transform
    - Imparts many useful features to the JPEG2000 standard, including the ability to efficiently crop and geometrically manipulate images in the compressed domain
    • Originated the error resilient termination mode for JPEG2000, and developed the decoding algorithm
    • Author of Kakadu, a comprehensive software framework for JPEG2000 application developers
    • Author, with Michael Marcellin, of JPEG2000: image compression fundamentals, standards and practice, Kluwer 2002
    • Recent activities in volumetric image compression

    Video Compression

  • Highly scalable video compression
  • Motion compensated temporal lifting
  • Motion modeling and scalable motion signalling

Image Processing

  • Demosaicing of digital colour images
  • Medical image analysis

Multimedia Communication

  • Major contributor to the evolving JPIP standard (JPEG2000 Internet Protocol): should become IS 15444-9
  • Highly scalable fixed and variable bit-rate video communication
  • Interactive, highly accessible image and video communication systems