Associate Professor Ooi Wei Tsang and Dr Pavel Korshunov have won the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP) Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award for a paper they co-authored.
Titled "Video Quality for Face Detection, Recognition and Tracking", the paper was recognised as the most significant published in 2011 by the journal’s readership.
The paper, a first of its kind, details the study which tries to determine an objective quality threshold value for videos used in Automated Video Processing (AVP). It shows that AVP systems still work with reasonable accuracy even when the video quality is low from a human’s perspective. This will help reduce costs for AVP systems without sacrificing accuracy, and enable increased scalability and processing speeds.
The award will be presented to Prof Ooi and Dr Korshunov on 1 November 2012 at the 20th anniversary of the Association for Computing Machinery Multimedia Conference in Nara, Japan. They have also been invited to join the 2012 Editorial Board Meeting of TOMCCAP.
Dr Korshunov, who has since graduated with his PhD in April 2011, was Prof Ooi’s doctoral student when they co-wrote the paper.
The award is named in honour of the founding Editor-in-Chief of TOMCCAP, Nicolas D. Georganas, for his contributions to the field of multimedia computing and his significant contributions to ACM. The main criteria are quality, novelty, timeliness, clarity of presentation, and relevance to multimedia computing, communications, and applications.