SSIMWAVE Co-Founder Chosen as Canada Research Chair
WATERLOO, ON -- Dr. Zhou Wang, the Emmy Award winning expert on viewer experience measurement and co-founder and Chief Science Officer of SSIMWAVE, has been awarded a prestigious Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Multimedia Quality-of-Experience.
Dr. Wang, who serves as University Research Chair and Professor at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is world-renowned for his groundbreaking work on the Structural Similarity (SSIM) video quality algorithm, for which he received a PrimeTime Engineering Emmy Award. Through his work at the University and at SSIMWAVE, he has continued to advance the science of video quality, including the development of SSIMWAVE’s SSIMPLUS algorithm that predicts and scores perceptual video QoE by accurately mimicking actual human vision.
The Canada Research Chairs Program invests approximately $265 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders are world-class scientists and scholars from diverse backgrounds who aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
“The Faculty congratulates Professor Wang on his continued success in his life-long work in multimedia technology,” said Pearl Sullivan, dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. “Professor Wang’s unique research work in imaging has made a significant impact on the advancement of video compression, a technology that has been a key driver in the success of SSIMWAVE. The Faculty is proud of his contribution and its impact in Canada and around the world.”