Michael J. Horowitz

Michael J. Horowitz (born January 2, 1964 in Ames, Iowa) is an American electrical engineer who actively participated in the creation of the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and H.265/HEVC video coding standards. He is co-inventor of flexible macroblock ordering (FMO),[1] and tiles, essential features in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and H.265/HEVC, respectively. He is Managing Partner of Applied Video Compression. He is currently on the Technical Advisory Board of Vivox, Inc. and has served on the Technical Advisory Boards of Vidyo, Inc., Hackensack, New Jersey, USA and RipCode,[2] Dallas, Texas, United States.

EducationEdit

Professional workEdit

Horowitz also has contributed to the early productization of several video coding standards:

  • 2000 – At Polycom, architect and developer of the first commercially available in-product implementation of macroblock-adaptive multiple reference frames (H.263 Annex U).[3] Macroblock-adaptive multiple reference frames has become a mainstay in subsequent video coding standards.
  • 2003 – At Polycom, architect and lead engineer of the team that produced the first commercially available in-product implementation of H.264/AVC.[4]
  • 2008 – At Vidyo, architect and lead engineer of the team that developed the first commercially available in-product implementation of H.264 SVC [5]
  • 2012 – At eBrisk Video, architect and lead engineer of the team that developed one of the first commercially available implementations of H.265/HEVC.[6]

StandardizationEdit

  • 2001-2002 – VCEG Chair, Ad hoc Group on H.26L Complexity Reduction
  • 2002-2003 – JVT Chair, Ad hoc Group on H.26L Complexity Reduction
  • 2002-2003 – JVT Chair, Ad hoc Group on Robustness
  • 2008-2010 – VCEG Chair, Ad hoc Group on Computational Efficiency
  • 2011-2012 – JCT-VC Chair, Ad hoc Group on High-level Parallelism

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ United States Patent 7,239,662
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Wiegand, T., Girod, B. “Multi-frame motion-compensated prediction for video transmission”, page xi, Springer, 2001.
  4. ^ Andrew W. Davis, "The Wainhouse Bulletin," Volume 4 Issue #8, February 2003
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 7, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Horowitz, M., Kossentini, F., Mahdi, N., Xu, S., Guermazi H., Tmar, H., Li B., Sullivan, G. J., Xu, J., "Informal subjective quality comparison of video compression performance of the HEVC and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standards for low-delay applications”, Proc. SPIE 8499, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXV, October 15, 2012.