Wireless Video: The Applications, the Challenges, and the Way Forward

NYU Community Event

Speaker: Jerry D. Gibson

Host Faculty: Professor Elza Erkip


We examine the projected exponential growth in wireless video through 2017. It is suggested that streaming video is not the only application of interest and that perhaps the growth in wireless video is not as daunting as it appears at first blush. Advances in digital cellular standards are highlighted, but it is cautioned that when the Base Station (NodeB or eNodeB) is involved, expectations should be lowered. Three rules for improving wireless video performance and efficiency are illustrated with specific examples, and the next new challenge in wireless video is defined. The three principal take aways from the talk are that it is necessary to understand the full technology chain to provide a solution, more than one solution should be provided, and the solutions should not be too disruptive to gain traction.

About the Speaker

Jerry D. Gibson is Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 1996, and he has served on the Board of Governors of the IT Society and the Communications Society. He was a member of the Speech Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 1992-1994, and he is currently a member of the Multimedia Communications and Wireless Technical Committees of the Communications Society. He was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2007-2008, a member of the IEEE Awards Committee (2008-2010), and a member of the IEEE Medal of Honor Committee (2009-2010). He is an IEEE Fellow, and he has received The Fredrick Emmons Terman Award (1990), the 1993 IEEE Signal Processing Society Senior Paper Award, the 2009 IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications Recognition Award, and the 2010 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.