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Ming-Ting Sun

Data Sciences
M418 ECE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-616-8690
External Web Page: Information Processing Lab


Ming-Ting Sun received his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1996. Before that, he was the Director of Video Signal Processing at Bellcore. He has been a chaired professor and visiting professor at many universities.

Sun’s research interests include video processing, computer vision and machine learning. He has been awarded 13 patents and has published more than 200 technical publications, including 18 book chapters. He has guest-edited 12 special issues for various journals. He was actively involved in the development of video coding standards, and has co-edited a book entitled Compressed Video over Networks.

Currently editor in chief of the Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation, Sun was the editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia during 2000-2001. He received an IEEE CASS Golden Jubilee Medal in 2000, and was a general chair and technical program chair of several international conferences. He was the editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT) during 1995-1997. He received the T-CSVT Best Paper Award in 1993. From 1993 to 1994, he served as the Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee. From 1988 to 1991 he served as the chairman of the IEEE CAS Standards Committee and established an IEEE Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform Standard. He received an Award of Excellence from Bellcore in 1987 for the work on Digital Subscriber Line. Sun was elected as a fellow of the IEEE in 1996.

Awards and Honors

IEEE Fellow, 1996

IBM Faculty Award, 2010

Research Projects

Recent Publications

  • Lin, K., Lu, J., Chen, C.S., Zhou, J., and Sun, M.T. (2019) “Unsupervised Deep Learning of Compact Binary Descriptors," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), vol.41, issue 6, pp.1501-1514. [ Link ]
  • Zhang, X., Chou, P.A., Sun, M.T., Tang, M., Wang, S., Ma, S., and Gao, W. (2019) “Surface Light Field Compression Using a Point Cloud Codec,” IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (JETCAS), vol.9, issue 1, pp.163-176. [ Link ]
  • Li, S., Zhu, C., and Sun, M.T. (2018) “Hole Filling with Multiple Reference Views in DIBR View Synthesis,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol.20, Issue 8, pp.1948-1959. [ Link ]
  • Zhang, T., Chen, H.M., Sun, M.T., Zhao, D., and Gao, W. (2017) “Signal Dependent Transform Based on SVD for HEVC Intra Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol.19, no.11, pp. 2404-2414. [ Link ]
  • Zhang, T., Sun, M.T., Zhao, D., Gao, W. (2017) “Fast Intra Mode and CU Size Decision for HEVC,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol.27, no.8, pp.1714-1726. [ Link ]
  • Li, S., Zhu, C., Gao, Y., Zhou, Y., Dufaux, F., & Sun, M.T. (2016) “Lagrangian Multiplier Adaptation for Rate-Distortion Optimization with Inter-frame Dependency,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology, vol. 26, no.1, pp.117-129. [ Link ]


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