Huifang Sun

Huifang Sun
  • Biography

    After four years as a Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Huifang moved to the Sarnoff Research Laboratory in 1990 becoming Technology Leader for Digital Video Communication. In 1995, Huifang joined MERL as the leader of MERL's video efforts. In recognition of his productive career in video processing, Huifang was made an IEEE Fellow in 2001.

  • Awards

    •  AWARD   ISCAS 2007 Outstanding performance as Associate Editor
      Date: May 1, 2007
      Awarded to: Huifang Sun
      Awarded for: Outstanding performance as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
      Awarded by: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
      MERL Contact: Huifang Sun
      Research Area: Electronics & Communications
      Brief
      • MERL researcher Huifang Sun received an award for outstanding performance as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in ISCAS.
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    •  AWARD   ICIP 2004 Best Student Paper Award
      Date: January 1, 2004
      Awarded to: L. Xie, L. Kennedy, S.-F. Chang, A. Divakaran, H. Sun, and C.-Y. Lin
      Awarded for: "Discovering Meaningful Multimedia Patterns with Audio-Visual Concepts and Associated Text"
      Awarded by: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
      MERL Contact: Huifang Sun
      Research Area: Multimedia
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  • MERL Publications

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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Method for Modeling and Estimating Rendering Errors in Virtual Images"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang; Cheung, Ngai-Man
      Patent No.: 8,692,840
      Issue Date: Apr 8, 2014
    • Title: "Method for Coding Pictures Using Hierarchial Transform Units"
      Inventors: Cohen, Robert A.; Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 8,494,290
      Issue Date: Jul 23, 2013
    • Title: "Method and System for Randomly Accessing Multiview Videos with Known Prediction Dependency"
      Inventors: Yea, Sehoon; Xin, Jun; Martinian, Emin; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 7,903,737
      Issue Date: Mar 8, 2011
    • Title: "Method and System for Synthesizing Multiview Videos"
      Inventors: Behrens, Alexander; Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang; Xin, Jun; Martinian, Emin
      Patent No.: 7,728,877
      Issue Date: Jun 1, 2010
    • Title: "Method for Randomly Accessing Multiview Videos"
      Inventors: Martinian, Emin; Vetro, Anthony; Xin, Jun; Sun, Huifang; Behrens, Alexander
      Patent No.: 7,710,462
      Issue Date: May 4, 2010
    • Title: "Method and System for Managing Reference Pictures in Multiview Videos"
      Inventors: Martinian, Emin; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony; Xin, Jun; Behrens, Alexander
      Patent No.: 7,489,342
      Issue Date: Feb 10, 2009
    • Title: "Resource-Constrained Sampling of Multiple Compressed Videos"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 7,489,726
      Issue Date: Feb 10, 2009
    • Title: "System and Method for Joint De-Interlacing and Down-Sampling using Adaptive Frame and Field Filtering"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Xin, Jun; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 7,483,577
      Issue Date: Jan 27, 2009
    • Title: "System and Method for Filtering Artifacts in Images"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang; Nie, Yao; Kong, Hao-Song
      Patent No.: 7,412,109
      Issue Date: Aug 12, 2008
    • Title: "Error Concealing Decoding Method of Intra-Frames of Compressed Videos"
      Inventors: Kung, Wei-Ying; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony; Kong, Hao-Song
      Patent No.: 7,394,855
      Issue Date: Jul 1, 2008
    • Title: "Video Transcoding of Scalable Multi-Layer Videos to Single Layer Video"
      Inventors: Chiang, Tihao; Lin, Yao-Chung; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony; Wang, Chung-Neng
      Patent No.: 7,391,807
      Issue Date: Jun 24, 2008
    • Title: "Method for Ordering Data Structures in Multimedia"
      Inventors: Divakaran, Ajay; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 7,383,504
      Issue Date: Jun 3, 2008
    • Title: "Rate-Distortion Models for Error Resilient Video Transcoding"
      Inventors: Xia, Minghui; Vetro, Anthony; Liu, Bede; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 7,349,472
      Issue Date: Mar 25, 2008
    • Title: "System and Method for Classifying Pixels in Images"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony; Nie, Yao; Kong, Hao-Song
      Patent No.: 7,346,224
      Issue Date: Mar 18, 2008
    • Title: "Resource-Constrained Encoding of Multiple Videos"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 7,324,592
      Issue Date: Jan 29, 2008
    • Title: "Error Resilient Encoding Method for Inter-Frames of Compressed Videos"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Kong, Hao-Song; Vetro, Anthony; Kung, Wei-Ying
      Patent No.: 7,324,698
      Issue Date: Jan 29, 2008
    • Title: "System and Method for Determining Coding Modes, DCT Types and Quantizers for Video Coding"
      Inventors: Zhang, Ximin; Kong, Hao-Song; Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 7,280,597
      Issue Date: Oct 9, 2007
    • Title: "Encoding a Video with a Variable Frame Rate while Minimizing Total Average Distortion"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang; Wang, Yige
      Patent No.: 7,209,519
      Issue Date: Apr 24, 2007
    • Title: "Video Transcoder with Spatial Resolution Reduction and Drift Compensation"
      Inventors: Yin, Peng; Vetro, Anthony; Liu, Bede; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 7,170,932
      Issue Date: Jan 30, 2007
    • Title: "Method for Segmenting 3D Objects from Compressed Videos"
      Inventors: Divakaran, Ajay; Sun, Huifang; Porikli, Fatih M.
      Patent No.: 7,142,602
      Issue Date: Nov 28, 2006
    • Title: "Transcoding Compressed Videos to Reducing Resolution Videos"
      Inventors: Kong, Hao-Song; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 7,142,601
      Issue Date: Nov 28, 2006
    • Title: "System and Method for Adaptive Field and Frame Video Encoding Using Motion Activity"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Zhang, Ximin; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 7,092,442
      Issue Date: Aug 15, 2006
    • Title: "Video Transcoder with Drift Compensation"
      Inventors: Poon, Tommy C; Yin, Peng; Sun, Huifang; Liu, Bede; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 7,088,780
      Issue Date: Aug 8, 2006
    • Title: "Method and Apparatus for Decoding Video Bitstreams to Reduced Spatial Resolutions"
      Inventors: Porikli, Fatih M.; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 7,006,572
      Issue Date: Feb 28, 2006
    • Title: "Adaptively Processing a Video Based on Content Characteristics of Frames in the Video"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Peker, Kadir A.; Divakaran, Ajay
      Patent No.: 7,003,154
      Issue Date: Feb 21, 2006
    • Title: "Activity Descriptor for Video Sequences"
      Inventors: Kim, Hae-Kwang; Park, Chul-Soo; Jesudoss, Manoranjan D.; Rattinassababady, Ganesh; Sun, Huifang; Vasudevan, Vinod V.; Manjunath, Bangalore S.; Divakaran, Ajay; Shin, Hyun-Doo; Sun, Xinding
      Patent No.: 7,003,038
      Issue Date: Feb 21, 2006
    • Title: "Constant Quality Bit-Rate Allocation for Scalable Video Bitstreams"
      Inventors: Zhang, Ximin; Shi, Yun-Qing; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,925,120
      Issue Date: Aug 2, 2005
    • Title: "Structure Analysis of Video Using Hidden Markov Models"
      Inventors: Divakaran, Ajay; Chang, Shih-Fu; Sun, Huifang; Xie, Lexing
      Patent No.: 6,865,226
      Issue Date: Mar 8, 2005
    • Title: "Digital Video Format Converter and Method Therefor"
      Inventors: Bao, Jay; Poon, Tommy C; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,859,495
      Issue Date: Feb 22, 2005
    • Title: "Compressed Bit-Stream Segment Identification and Descriptor"
      Inventors: Divakaran, Ajay; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 6,778,708
      Issue Date: Aug 17, 2004
    • Title: "Extraction of Semantic and Higher Level Features from Low-Level Features of Multimedia Content"
      Inventors: Xu, Peng; Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang; Chang, Shih-Fu; Divakaran, Ajay
      Patent No.: 6,763,069
      Issue Date: Jul 13, 2004
    • Title: "Estimating Total Average Distortion in a Video with Variable Frameskip"
      Inventors: Wang, Yao; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,671,324
      Issue Date: Dec 30, 2003
    • Title: "Video Transcoder with Spatial Resolution Reduction"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Poon, Tommy C; Vetro, Anthony; Yin, Peng; Liu, Bede
      Patent No.: 6,671,322
      Issue Date: Dec 30, 2003
    • Title: "Method for Encoding and Transcoding Multiple Video Objects with Variable Temporal Resolution"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 6,650,705
      Issue Date: Nov 18, 2003
    • Title: "Network Surveillance and Control System"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony; Divakaran, Ajay; DaGraca, Paul
      Patent No.: 6,646,676
      Issue Date: Nov 11, 2003
    • Title: "Methods of Feature Extraction of Video Sequences"
      Inventors: Divakaran, Ajay; Ito, Hiroshi; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 6,618,507
      Issue Date: Sep 9, 2003
    • Title: "Descriptor for Spatial Distribution of Motion Activity for Compressed Video"
      Inventors: Divakaran, Ajay; Peker, Kadir A.; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 6,600,784
      Issue Date: Jul 29, 2003
    • Title: "Video Transcoding Using Syntactic and Semantic Clues"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony; Divakaran, Ajay
      Patent No.: 6,574,279
      Issue Date: Jun 3, 2003
    • Title: "Adaptable Compressed Bitstream Transcoder"
      Inventors: Divakaran, Ajay; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,542,546
      Issue Date: Apr 1, 2003
    • Title: "Estimating Rate-Distortion Characteristics of Binary Shape Data"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Guleryuz, Onur G.; Wang, Yao; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,542,545
      Issue Date: Apr 1, 2003
    • Title: "Three-Layer Scaleable Decoder and Method of Decoding"
      Inventors: Poon, Tommy C; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,519,288
      Issue Date: Feb 11, 2003
    • Title: "Object-Based Bitstream Transcoder"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony; Wang, Yao
      Patent No.: 6,493,386
      Issue Date: Dec 10, 2002
    • Title: "Adaptable Bitstream Video Delivery System"
      Inventors: Divakaran, Ajay; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,490,320
      Issue Date: Dec 3, 2002
    • Title: "Methods of Scene Change Detection and Fade Detection for Indexing of Video Sequences"
      Inventors: Ito, Hiroshi; Divakaran, Ajay; Poon, Tommy C; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 6,449,392
      Issue Date: Sep 10, 2002
    • Title: "Method for Ordering Image Spaces to Search for Object Surfaces"
      Inventors: Lin, I-Jong; Sun, Huifang; Kung, Sun-Yuan; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,400,846
      Issue Date: Jun 4, 2002
    • Title: "Methods of Scene Fade Detection for Indexing of Video Sequences"
      Inventors: Poon, Tommy C; Sun, Huifang; Ito, Hiroshi; Divakaran, Ajay
      Patent No.: 6,327,390
      Issue Date: Dec 4, 2001
    • Title: "Method for Ordering Image Spaces to Represent Object Shapes"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Lin, I-Jong; Vetro, Anthony; Kung, Sun-Yuan
      Patent No.: 6,307,964
      Issue Date: Oct 23, 2001
    • Title: "Object Boundary Detection Using a Constrained Viterbi Search"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Lin, I-Jong; Sun, Huifang; Kung, Sun-Yuan
      Patent No.: 6,266,443
      Issue Date: Jul 24, 2001
    • Title: "Motion Compensated Digital Video Signal Processing"
      Inventors: Kung, Sun-Yuan; Sun, Huifang; Vetro, Anthony; Chen, Yen-Kuang
      Patent No.: 6,192,080
      Issue Date: Feb 20, 2001
    • Title: "Digital Video Decoder and Method of Decoding a Digital Video Signal"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang; Bao, Jay; Poon, Tommy C
      Patent No.: 6,144,698
      Issue Date: Nov 7, 2000
    • Title: "Adaptive Video Coding Method"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 5,969,764
      Issue Date: Oct 19, 1999
    • Title: "Method and Apparatus for Down-Converting a Digital Signal"
      Inventors: Sun, Huifang; Bao, Jay; Poon, Tommy C
      Patent No.: 5,835,151
      Issue Date: Nov 10, 1998
    • Title: "Adaptive Video Coding Method"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Sun, Huifang
      Patent No.: 5,790,196
      Issue Date: Aug 4, 1998
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