Education

Work Experience

  • July 2015 – July 2016, Visiting Professor, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
  • Aug. 2006 – Pres., National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan
    • Professor, Department of Computer Science
    • Director, Division of Industry Cooperation, Office of International Affairs
    • Associate Director, Computer Vision Research Center
    • Secretariat, EECS Center for Circuit Theory, Communications, and Signal Processing
  • Aug. 2011 – Pres., Industrial Technology Research Institute International (ITRI-USA), USA
  • Nov. 2000 – Nov. 2001, Intern, Intel Microprocessor Research Lab, California, USA

Memberships

Research Interests

  • ITU-T/MPEG video coding standards (e.g. HEVC/H.265, Screen Content coding, 360 Video)
  • Machine learning for video understanding (e.g. visual question answering)
  • Multi-modality data fusion for data analytics
  • Graph computing and mining

Research Highlights

  • Machine/deep learning
    • Participated in challenge on learned image compression at 2018 CVPR
    • Explored cross-domain/task adaptation through data disentanglement and learning similarity metrics
    • Applied deep reinforcement learning to video encoder control
    • Developed structured priors for generative models
    • Explored neural graph learning and knowledge base reasoning
  • Computer vision
    • Conducted joint study with IBM System G group on cross-domain data fusion for multimedia analytics
    • Explored video/image understanding and retrieval (e.g. visual question answering and visual search)
  • ISO/IEC & ITU-T video coding standards
    • Contributed actively to the development of international ITU-T/MPEG standards since 2003
    • Submitted responses (one of the few university teams) to MPEG/ITU Call-for-Proposals on
      • Scalable Video Coding (2004)
      • High-Efficiency Video Coding (2011)
      • HEVC Screen Content Coding Extensions (2014)
    • Coordinated several Core Experiments related to these standards
    • Main inventor of Non-square Intra Block Copy in the HEVC Screen Content Coding Extensions
  • Published 60+ technical papers and 60+ MPEG/ITU standards contributions, and hold 10+ patents

Professional Activities

  • Publication Co-chair, IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), ’19
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), ’17-’18
  • Technical Program Co-chair, APSIPA Annual Summit Conference, ’18
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, ’18
  • Senior Editorial Board Member, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, ’17
  • Technical Program Co-chair, Int. Symp. on Intelligent Signal Process. and Comm. Syst. (ISPACS), ’17
  • Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, ’16 (TOC)
  • Area Chair, IEEE Int. Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), ’15, ’18
  • Area Chair, Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (VCIP), ’15, ‘16
  • Best Reviewer Award, Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (VCIP), ’13
  • Technical Program Co-chair, Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (VCIP), ’11
  • Review Committee Member, IEEE Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), ’12 – Pres.
  • Best Paper Committee Member, IEEE Int. Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), ’10
  • Special Session Organizer, 2017 IEEE ISPACS, 2014 and 2010 APSIPA ASC; 2010 IEEE ICME
    • Video/Image Processing for New Media (2017 ISPACS); HEVC Screen Content Coding (2014 ASC); High-Efficiency Video Coding (2010 ASC); High-Quality Video Coding (2010 ICME)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Int. Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), ’08 – ’15
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Int. Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE), ’13
  • Technical Program Co-chair, IEEE Workshop on Scalable Video Coding and Transport, ’07
  • Reviewers for major journals/conferences: IEEE Trans. Multimedia (T-MM); IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. Video Technol. (T-CSVT); IEEE Trans. Image Process. (T-IP); IEEE J. Emerging Select. Topics in Circuits Syst. (JETCAS); J. Visual Commun. Image Representation (JVCI); IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Visual Commun. Image Process. Conf. (VCIP); IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits Syst. (ISCAS); IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Process. (ICIP); IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Process. (ICASSP); Asia-Pacific Signal and Inform. Process. Assoc. Annu. Summit Conf. (ASC); IEEE Int. Symp. Multimedia (ISM), IEEE Workshop Signal Process. Syst. (SiPS)

Invited Talks (Selected)

Publications (Selected)

  • J. H. Hu, W. H. Peng, and C. H. Chung, "Reinforcement learning for HEVC/H.265 intra-frame rate control," in Proc. IEEE Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), May 2018.
  • C. H. Chung, W. H. Peng and J. H. Hu, "HEVC/H.265 coding unit split decision using deep reinforcement learning," in Proc. IEEE Int. Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications Systems (ISPACS), Nov. 2017.
  • W.-H. Peng, J. Xu, R. A. Cohen, and J. Ostermann, “Guest editorial screen content video coding and applications,” IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 389 - 392, Dec. 2016
  • W.-H. Peng, F. Walls, R. A. Cohen, J. Xu, J. Ostermann, S. MacInnis, and T. Lin, “Overview of screen content video coding: technologies, standards, and beyond,” IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 393 - 408, Dec. 2016
  • C.-C. Chen and W.-H. Peng, “Intra line copy for HEVC screen content intra-picture prediction,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 1568 - 1579, July 2017
  • W.-L. Ku, H.-C. Chou, W.-H. Peng, “Discriminatively-learned global image representation using CNN as a local feature extractor for image retrieval”, in Proc. IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (VCIP), Dec. 2015
  • C.-C. Chen, T.-S. Chang, R.-L. Liao, C.-W. Kuo, W.-H. Peng, H.-M. Hang, et. al, "Description of screen content coding technology proposal by NCTU and ITRI International," ITU-T SG16 WP3 and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, JCTVC-Q0032, Valencia, Spain, Mar. 2014
  • W.-H. Peng and C.-C. Chen, “An inter-frame prediction technique combining template matching and block motion compensation for high efficiency video coding,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 1432-1446, Aug. 2013
  • Y.-W. Chen and W.-H. Peng, “Parametric OBMC for pixel-adaptive temporal prediction on irregular motion sampling grids,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 113-127, Jan. 2012
  • H.-C. Lin, H.-M. Hang, and W.-H. Peng, "Fast bi-directional prediction selection in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC temporal scalable video coding," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 3508-3523, Dec. 2011
  • H.-C. Lin, W.-H. Peng, and H.-M. Hang, “Fast context-adaptive mode decision algorithm for scalable video coding with combined coarse-grain quality scalability (CGS) and temporal scalability,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 732-748, May 2010
  • Y-W. Chen, T.-W. Wang, C.-H. Chan, C.-L. Lee, C.-H. Wu, Y.-C. Tseng, W.-H. Peng, C.-J. Tsai, and H.-M. Hang, “Description of video coding technology proposal by NCTU,” ITU-T SG16 WP3 and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, JCTVC-A123, Dresden, DE, Apr. 2010
  • W.-H. Peng, T. Chiang, H.-M. Hang, and C.-Y. Lee, "A context adaptive binary arithmetic codec with maximum likelihood based stochastic bit reshuffling (SBR) technique for scalable video coding," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 654-667, Aug. 2006