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Scalable video coders provide different scaling options, such as temporal, spatial, and SNR scalabilities, where rate reduction by discarding enhancement layers of different scalability-type results in different kinds and/or levels of visual distortion depend on the content and bitrate. This dependency between scalability type, video content, and bitrate is(More)
—The two most prevalent notions of common information (CI) are due to Wyner and Gács-Körner and both the notions can be stated as two different characteristic points in the lossless Gray-Wyner region. Although the information theoretic characterizations for these two CI quantities can be easily evaluated for random variables with infinite entropy (eg.,(More)
— This paper studies the zero-delay source-channel coding problem, and specifically the problem of obtaining the vector transformations that optimally map between the m-dimensional source space and k-dimensional channel space, under a given transmission power constraint and for the mean square error distortion. The functional properties of the cost are(More)
Multiple description video coding mitigates the effects of packet losses introduced by congestion and/or bit errors. In this paper, we propose a novel multiple description video coding technique, based on fully scalable wavelet video coding, which allows post encoding adaptation of the number of descriptions, the redundancy level of each description, and(More)
This paper focuses on optimal analog mappings for zero-delay, distributed source-channel coding. The objective is to obtain the optimal vector transformations that map between m-dimensional source spaces and k-dimensional channel spaces, subject to a prescribed power constraint and assuming the mean square error distortion measure. Closed-form necessary(More)
—When is optimal estimation linear? It is well-known that, in the case of a Gaussian source contaminated with Gaussian noise, a linear estimator minimizes the mean square estimation error. This paper analyzes more generally the conditions for linearity of optimal estimators. Given a noise (or source) distribution , and a specified signal to noise ratio(More)
—Significant power savings can be achieved on voltage/ frequency configurable platforms by dynamically adapting the frequency and voltage according to the workload (complexity). Video decoding is one of the most complex tasks performed on such systems due to its computationally demanding operations like inverse filtering, interpolation, motion compensation(More)
—In this paper, we consider the problem of minimum cost joint compression and routing for networks with multiple-sinks and correlated sources. We introduce a routing paradigm, called dispersive information routing, wherein the intermediate nodes are allowed to forward a subset of the received bits on subsequent paths. This paradigm opens up a rich class of(More)
—This paper presents a new achievable rate-distortion region for the L-channel multiple descriptions problem. Currently , the best known region for this problem is due to Venkataramani, Kramer and Goyal [3]. Their encoding scheme is an extension of the Zhang-Berger scheme to the L-channel case and includes a combinatorial number of refinement codebooks, one(More)