Efficient acquisition, representation, processing, security, and interaction of multimedia.

Multimedia research at MERL is centered on the acquisition, representation, processing and security of multimedia, as well as enhanced interaction with multimedia. Core technical strengths are in various aspects of signal processing ranging from video and speech processing, to information forensics and security, as well as signal processing theory and sensing methods.

Our research results are applied to a wide range of products including automotive electronics and audio-visual equipment; surveillance and access control systems; space/airborne systems for remote sensing; and information technology systems. We are also actively engaged in the international standardization of next-generation video compression schemes as well as biometric security and related metrics.