B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Sydney, 1986
B.E. (Medal) in Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney, 1988
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1992
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1994.
Sch: Electrical Eng & Telecom
Professor and Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (EE&T), UNSW Sydney, Australia
Co-director of Kakadu Software Pty. Ltd. and its affiliates Kakadu R&D and Kakadu GPU.
Electricity Commission of N.S.W., Engineer, 1988-1990
Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, Member of Technical Staff, 1994-1998
Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, Senior Member of Technical Staff, 1998
University of New South Wales, Senior Lecturer, December 1998-2003
University of New South Wales, Associate Professor, January 2004 to present
University of New South Wales, Professor, January 2009 to present
Head: EE&T Telecommunications Research Group (inc. Signal Processing), Aug 2003 to June 2014
Head: EE&T Signal Processing Research Group, July 2014 to present
Director of Research: School of EE&T, Oct 2011 to 2016
Deputy Head of School (Research): EE&T, 2017-present
Membership of Professional Societies
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Fellow
Engineers Australia: Fellow (by invitation)
Member of Standards Australia Technical Committee MS-065 – mirrors ISO TC42 (Digital Photography)
Constitutional member of Standards Australia Technical Committee IT-029 (Coded Representation of Picture, Audio and Multimedia/Hypermedia Information)
Professional and Industry Involvement
JPEG2000: an international image compression standard
Author of the EBCOT coding algorithm adopted in November 1998.
o Author of Verification Model and associated documentation.
o Central contributor to IS15444-1, IS15444-4, IS15444-9, IS15444-15 and IS15444-17 (in progress)
Developer of the commercially successful Kakadu Software tools for JPEG2000, with around 500 full commercial licensees over its history so far; co-director of Kakadu Software Pty Ltd and Kakadu R&D Pty Ltd.
Associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (two 4 yr appointments: 2003-5; and 2010-13)
Consultant to various U.S., Japanese and Australian corporations