Amar Aggoun, Brunel University
Dr Amar Aggoun, Reader in Information and Communication Technologies in the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University, in the UK, spoke at the 2nd Blu-ray Disc Academy 3D conference, Hamburg, 3-4 May 2011.
Dr Aggoun received the Engineers degree in Electronics from Ecole Polytechnique d'Alger (Algiers) and a PhD degree in compressed video signal processing from Nottingham University. He has more than 25 years experience in the development of imaging and computer vision systems.
Amar has led and contributed to a number of research projects on 3D TV technologies including the construction of a single aperture 3D camera and he held a leading role in an EPSRC/DTI funded project PROMETHEUS to develop new technologies for creating, distributing and displaying 3D media content. He has also led projects funded by BBC R&D to develop new software and hardware tools for 3D Virtual. He is also leading other research projects on mixed 3D Media creation and real-time 3D animated computer graphics in collaboration with Princeton University.
Amar is currently the principal coordinator of the EU-funded project '3D Live Immersive Video-Audio Interactive Multimedia' (3D VIVANT), a project attempting to make advances in the 3D holoscopic imaging technology for capture, representation, manipulation and display of 3D content.
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