Semesters Offered

Learning Objectives

  • Understand basic principles and techniques of multimedia signal processing, regarding four major modalities (digital image, video, speech, and audio)
  • Understand and carry out a design task related to multimedia signal processing, including determining system specifications; partitioning into design tasks and phases; implementing, testing, and documenting the design
  • Ability to communicate the design, in both oral and written ways
  • Ability to work effectively as a team

Topics Covered

Outlined in the four design labs below, regarding four major multimedia modalities and their interactions and integrations

Additional Course Information

Lab Design Projects: There are four design labs elements on fundamental multimedia issues employing the state-of-the-art technologies on digital image, video, audio processing and speech recognition.

Design Lab 1: Image Processing and Digital Photography

  • Color coordinates, visual perception, image enhancement and compression, and digital photography

Design Lab 2: Digital Video and Multimedia Communication

  • Video capturing, motion estimation/compensation, video code, content-based indexing and database, scene change detection, and video conferencing.

Design Lab 3: Speech Processing and Recognition

  • Speech analysis, coding, synthesis, recognition, and speech-enabled human-computer interface.

Design Lab 4: Digital Audio and Information Security

  • Perceptual audio compression, synthetic audio, watermarking, and digital rights management

Final Design Project: This is a team-based project on designing and implementing multimedia signal processing systems. Each student team will emulate a high-tech company that will:

  • Develop ideas of a multimedia product and decide on system specifications
  • Partition and coordinate the design tasks within the team
  • Implement, test, and document the design
  • Demonstrate and market the product