Annual Awards Dinner

October 3, 2017

2017 Marconi Fellow

Arun Netravali

President Emeritus, Bell Labs

Honoring Lifetime Achievement
Award Winner

Thomas Kailath

Professor Emeritus, Stanford University


2017 Paul Baran
Young Scholars

Wenhan Dai 2017 Marconi Young Scholar

Wenhan Dai

Negar Reiskarimian

Negar Reiskarimian

2017 Young Scholar Shu Sun

Shu Sun

2017 Young Scholar Ananda Theertha Suresh

Ananda Theertha Suresh

6:00 pm

7:00 pm

Canoe Brook Country Club
1108 Morris Turnpike, Summit, NJ

Black Tie Optional

Reservation deadline is September 22, 2017, and space is limited, so register promptly.

2017 Marconi Society Symposium

October 3, 2017

8:00 am Registration
8:30 am – 1:15 pm Sessions

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill
Hamming Hall
600 Mountain Avenue, New Providence, NJ

Registration deadline (space permitting) is September 22, 2017.

Complete Symposium Program

Symposium Co Chairs: Arun Netravali, 2017 Marconi Fellow and Marcus Weldon, President, Nokia Bell Labs

8:00 – 8:30 am

8:30-8:35 am
Welcome/Introduction—Marcus Weldon and Vint Cerf – Chairman, Marconi Society

8:35 – 9:55 am

Session One: Video Encoding and Delivery

Moderator: Nikil Jayant – Executive Director, Georgia Tech; former Bell Labs

1. Digital Video and Evolution from Analog to Digital Television

Barry Haskell – Retired from AT&T and Apple Computer

This talk reviews the evolution to digital TV (including motion estimation and compensation, MPEG, and Arun Netravali’s direct contributions) and the current and future video compression technologies.

2. Networking, Protocols, and 5G for High Quality Video Experiences

Charlie Zhang – VP, Samsung Research America and Kyeong Yang- Chief Video Architect, Dialogic

This talk covers digital video over the Internet and wireless networks, including an overview of 5G and why it is important in video. It will also cover protocols for video streaming and communications.

3. Video Services – Broadcasting, Streaming, Live Streaming, and Interactive Video

Kumar Vishwanathan – VP, Verizon

This talk covers current and future video services including broadcasting, streaming, Live Streaming, and interactive video.

4. A Quantum Step in Video Coding and Delivery

Paul Wilford – Sr. Research Director, Nokia Bell Labs

This presentation discusses the great advances in pixel and signal-based coding and delivery and how to overcome recently-slowed progress as we near theoretical limits for standard methods.

9:55 – 10:20 a.m.
Moderator/Audience Q&A

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.

10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Session Two: Video Analytics

Moderator: Shree Nayar – T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

1. Future Video Cameras

Shree Nayar – Computer Vision Laboratory, Columbia University

This discussion covers new imaging technologies that make video a richer medium for visual communication. Examples will include panoramic, high dynamic range, gigapixel, depth, flexible field of view and self-powered cameras.

2. Intelligent and Immersive Video

Kostas Daniilidis – GRASP Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania

This will cover deep learning of 3D visual representations, data association, event-based cameras, semantic localization and mapping, and vision-based manipulation. Example applications include site modeling, tele-immersion, intelligent surveillance and autonomous navigation.

3. Video Analytics for Retrieval

Shih-Fu Chang – Digital Video and Multimedia Laboratory, Columbia University

This talk will cover intelligent systems that can extract rich information from the vast amount of visual and multimedia data. Applications include large-scale image/video search engines, mobile visual search, online crime prevention, live video event detection, fake image detection, and multimodal knowledge construction.

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Moderator/Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Session Three: Video in Society

Moderator: Vint Cerf – V.P, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

1. User Created Video Content and Monetization

Heather Moosnick – Director, Content Partnerships at YouTube

This talk covers the trend of user created video content, and business opportunities and social impacts around them.

2. Social Impact of Video

Howard Homonoff – Senior Vice President at MediaLink

This talk discusses the dramatic and disruptive impact digital and streaming video had on stations, broadcast networks, and consumers.

12:40 – 1:10 p.m.
Q&A/Wrap-Up – Vint Cerf and Marcus Weldon