Dong Tian

Dong Tian
  • Position:
    Research / Technical Staff

    Senior Principal Research Scientist
  • Education:
    Ph.D., Beijing University of Technology, 2001
  • Research Areas:
  • Biography

    Dong has been working in the field of image/video compression and processing for over 10 years. He was deeply involved in the standardization of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and then worked for its extension Multiview Video Coding. After joining MERL in 2010, he has continued research in 3D video coding/processing and has been an active participant in the 3DV group.

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  • Internships with Dong

    • MM1124: Point Cloud Processing

      MERL is seeking a senior graduate student for an internship in the area of graph signal processing. The research would be focused on the processing, classification and/or recognition of 3D point cloud data. The intern will work closely with MERL researchers to develop novel ideas and conduct experiments. Publication of research results is expected. The ideal candidate would have experience related to graph signal processing, deep learning, computer vision and/or 3D point cloud processing.

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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Depth-Weighted Group-Wise Principal Component Analysis for Video Foreground/Background Separation"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,679,387
      Issue Date: Jun 13, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Estimating Parameters of a Graph Spectral Filter Using Training Data"
      Inventors: Wang, Yongzhe; Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Vetro, Anthony; Ortega, Antonio
      Patent No.: 9,619,755
      Issue Date: Apr 11, 2017
    • Title: "Method and System for Segmenting Pedestrian Flows in Videos"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Dicle, Caglayan; Tian, Dong; Benosman, Mouhacine; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,600,896
      Issue Date: Mar 21, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Graph Based Processing of Signals"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Kniazev, Andrei; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,600,865
      Issue Date: Mar 21, 2017
    • Title: "Method and System for Reconstructing Sampled Signals"
      Inventors: Kniazev, Andrei; Gadde, Akshay; Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 9,510,787
      Issue Date: Dec 6, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Segmenting an Image Based on Motion Vanishing Points"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Kao, Jiun-Yu; Mansour, Hassan; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,430,840
      Issue Date: Aug 30, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Encoding Collections of Images and Videos"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Vetro, Anthony; Rane, Shantanu D.
      Patent No.: 9,338,461
      Issue Date: May 10, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Backward 3D-View Synthesis Prediction using Neighboring Blocks"
      Inventors: Vetro, Anthony; Zou, Feng; Tian, Dong
      Patent No.: 9,264,691
      Issue Date: Feb 16, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Motion Field Backward Warping Using Neighboring Blocks in Videos"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Zou, Feng; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,253,486
      Issue Date: Feb 2, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Enhancing Depth Images of Scenes Using Trellis Structures"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Wang, Yongzhe; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,994,722
      Issue Date: Mar 31, 2015
    • Title: "Disparity Estimation for Misaligned Stereo Image Pairs"
      Inventors: Rzeszutek, Richard; Tian, Dong; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,867,826
      Issue Date: Oct 21, 2014
    • Title: "Method and System for Processing Multiview Videos for View Synthesis Using Skip and Direct Modes"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Vetro, Anthony; Cheung, Ngai-Man
      Patent No.: 8,854,486
      Issue Date: Oct 7, 2014
    • Title: "Method and System for Processing Multiview Videos for View Synthesis Using Adaptive References"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Vetro, Anthony; Zou, Feng
      Patent No.: 8,823,821
      Issue Date: Sep 2, 2014
    • 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
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