Hari Kalva


Professor and Associate Chair; Director, Multimedia Lab
Dept. of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Fall Office hours (EE96/440): Wed, 2:00 PM -- 5:00 PM or by appointment



Research

Research Overview

Our research interests are in the areas of visual information processing that considers the entire video pipeline -- capture, compression, communication, and consumption. We are interested in understanding how visual perception, cognition, and emotion can help optimize video services. One key area of focus is understanding and applying human visual perception, cognition, and social context to optimize video quality and reduce bandwidth needed for video services.

Standardization Research

We are actively involved in research related to audio-visual compression and communication standards. Our work includes low complexity encoding and transcoding of HEVC, AVC/H.264, and MPEG-2. A related area of focus is video encoding and delivery optimization for mobile devices. Applying and optimizing WebRTC for realtime services is another area of interest.

Selected Research Projects

  • Perception inspired video coding
  • Social TV
  • HEVC encoding for mobile devices
  • Emotional audio and video perception
  • Crowdsourcing subjective video quality
  • Emotion classification using EEG
  • Parking lot occupancy computation using video analysis
  • HEVC transcoding
  • Entropy reduction using pixel permutations
  • HEVC transcoding

  • Full project descriptions at mlab.fau.edu

    Teaching

    Fall 2015
    Office hours (EE96/440): Wed, 2:00 PM -- 5:00 PM or by appointment

    COP 6018 Multimedia Programming
    Location: CM 135, WED 7:10 to 10:00 PM
    Syllabus

    COT 4935 Senior Seminar
    Location: PS 112, FRI 11:00AM to 11:50AM







    EGS 3030 Leadership Dev Workshop
    Location: EE 212, WED 05:00PM to 06:50PM

    Publications

    The following is a selected list of publications. Click for a complete list.

    Figuerola O, Adzic V, Kalva H and Shah A (2013). “Assessing Internet Video Quality Using Crowdsourcing” In Proc. ACM Multimedia 2013, The 2nd International ACM Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia. , In Press. [PDF]
    Adzic V, Kalva H and Furht B (2013). “Exploring visual temporal masking for video compression” In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE). , 590-591. [DOI] [PDF]
    Figuerola O and Kalva H (2013). “Architecting Social TV” In Proc. SPIE. 8856, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI. 8856, In Press. [PDF]
    Garcia R and Kalva H (2013). “Subjective evaluation of HEVC in mobile devices” 8667, 86670L-86670L-9. [DOI] [PDF]
    Kalva H, Parikh A and Srinivasan A (2013). “Accelerating video carving from unallocated space” 8665, 86650H-86650H-4. [DOI] [PDF]
    Van Leuven S, Kalva H, Van Wallendael G, De Cock J and Van de Walle R (2013). “Joint complexity and rate optimization for 3DTV depth map encoding” In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE). , 191-192. [DOI] [PDF]
    Adzic V, Kalva H and Cheok L-T (2012). “Adapting video delivery based on motion triggered visual attention” In Proc. SPIE. 8499, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXV. 8499, 84991L-84991L-6. [DOI] [PDF]
    Adzic V, Kalva H and Furht B (2012). “Optimizing video encoding for adaptive streaming over HTTP” IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics. 58(2), 397-403. [DOI] [PDF]
    Adzic V, Kalva H and Furht B (2011). “A survey of multimedia content adaptation for mobile devices” Multimedia Tools and Applications. January, 2011. 51(1), 379-396. [DOI] [PDF]
    Kalva H, Colic A, Garcia A and Furht B (2011). “Parallel programming for multimedia applications” Multimedia Tools and Applications. January, 2011. 51(2), 801-818. [DOI] [PDF]
    Adzic V, Kalva H and Furht B (2011). “Optimized adaptive HTTP streaming for mobile devices” In Proc. SPIE. 8135, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIV 81350T. 8135, 81350T-81350T-10. [DOI] [PDF]
    Kalva H, Marques O, Aghera S, Reza W, Giusti R and Rahman A (2011). “Design and Development of a System for Aerial Video Survey of Large Marine Animals” August, 2011. [PDF]
    Garcia A, Kalva H and Furht B (2010). “A study of transcoding on cloud environments for video content delivery” In Proceedings of the 2010 ACM multimedia workshop on Mobile cloud media computing. New York, NY, USA , 13–18. [DOI] [PDF]
    Reza W, Kalva H and Kaufman R (2010). “Remote gaming on resource-constrained devices” 7798, 77981Q-77981Q-7. [DOI] [PDF]
    Sebastian P and Kalva H (2010). “Accuracy and stability improvement of tomography video signatures” In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME). , 133-137. [DOI] [PDF]
    Fernandez-Escribano G, Kalva H, Martinez JL, Cuenca P, Orozco-Barbosa L and Garrido A (2010). “An MPEG-2 to H.264 Video Transcoder in the Baseline Profile” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 20(5), 763-768. [DOI] [PDF]
    Paula C, Hari K and Spyros M (2010). “Compression independent reversible encryption for privacy in video surveillance” EURASIP Journal on Information Security. 2009(Article {ID} 429581), 1-13. [DOI]
    Fernandez-Escribano G, Kalva H, Cuenca P, Orozco-Barbosa L and Garrido A (2008). “A Fast MB Mode Decision Algorithm for MPEG-2 to H.264 P-Frame Transcoding” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 18(2), 172-185. [DOI] [PDF]

    Contact

    Dept. of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    777 Glades Road
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, FL 34341

    Office: EE96/440
    Phone: +1(561) 297-0511
    E-mail: hari DOT kalva AT fau.edu

    IEEE Journal of Special Topics in Signal Processing Special Issue on Perception Inspired Video Processing, manuscript due on 31 Aug 2013. CFP

    See some of our projects in the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (CAKE)



    Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Special Session on Perception Inspired Video Processing, Abstract due on 9 Aug 2013. CFP