Truong Nguyen

Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
UC San Diego

Low-power integer transforms in image and video compression/processing: integer DCT, integer Wavelets and integer FFT; motion compensated frame rate conversion algorithm for interlaced and progressive video; image/video enhancement algorithms for JPEG and MPEG; compression algorithms for underwater vehicles; ADSL.

Truong Q. Nguyen received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1985, 1986 and 1989, respectively. He was with MIT Lincoln Laboratory from June 1989 to July 1994, as a member of technical staff. During the academic year 1993-94, he was a visiting lecturer at MIT and an adjunct professor at Northeastern University. Since August 1994 to July 1998, he was with the ECE Dept., University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was with Boston University from August 1996 to June 2001. He is currently a Professor at the ECE Dept., UCSD.

His research interests are in the theory of wavelets and filter banks and applications in low-power image and video compression, efficient DSP algorithms and telecommunications. He is the co-author (with Prof. Gilbert Strang) of a popular textbook, Wavelets & Filter Banks, Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 1997, and the author of several MatLab-based toolboxes on image compression, electrocardiogram compression and filter bank design. He also holds a patent on an efficient design method for wavelets and filter banks and several patents on wavelet applications including compression and signal analysis.

Prof. Nguyen received the IEEE Transaction in Signal Processing Paper Award (Image and Multidimensional Processing area) for the paper he co-wrote with Prof. P. P. Vaidyanathan on linear-phase perfect-reconstruction filter banks (1992). He received the NSF Career Award in 1995 and is currently the Series Editor (Digital Signal Processing) for Academic Press. He served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing from 1994-96 and for the IEEE Transaction on Circuits & Systems from 1996-97. He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Image Processing, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems II and Signal Processing Letters.