Rajiv Soundararajan

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An important aim of research on the blind image quality assessment (IQA) problem is to devise perceptual models that can predict the quality of distorted images with as little prior knowledge of the images or their distortions as possible. Current state-of-the-art ‘general purpose’ no reference (NR) IQA algorithms require knowledge about anticipated(More)
We present the results of a recent large-scale subjective study of video quality on a collection of videos distorted by a variety of application-relevant processes. Methods to assess the visual quality of digital videos as perceived by human observers are becoming increasingly important, due to the large number of applications that target humans as the end(More)
We study the problem of automatic “reduced-reference” image quality assessment (QA) algorithms from the point of view of image information change. Such changes are measured between the reference- and natural-image approximations of the distorted image. Algorithms that measure differences between the entropies of wavelet coefficients of(More)
Automatic methods to evaluate the perceptual quality of a digital video sequence have widespread applications wherever the end-user is a human. Several objective video quality assessment (VQA) algorithms exist, whose performance is typically evaluated using the results of a subjective study performed by the video quality experts group (VQEG) in 2000. There(More)
Evaluating the perceptual quality of video is of tremendous importance in the design and optimization of wireless video processing and transmission systems. In an endeavor to emulate human perception of quality, various objective video quality assessment (VQA) algorithms have been developed. However, the only subjective video quality database that exists on(More)
This paper considers a degraded Gaussian broadcast channel over which Gaussian sources are to be communicated. When the sources are independent, this paper shows that hybrid coding achieves the optimal distortion region, the same as that of separate source and channel coding. It also shows that uncoded transmission is not optimal for this setting. For(More)
An important aim of research on the blind image quality assessment (IQA) problem is to devise perceptual models that can predict the quality of distorted images with as little prior knowledge of the images or their distortions as possible. Current state-of-the-art “general purpose” no reference (NR) IQA algorithms require knowledge about(More)
We present a family of reduced reference video quality assessment (QA) models that utilize spatial and temporal entropic differences. We adopt a hybrid approach of combining statistical models and perceptual principles to design QA algorithms. A Gaussian scale mixture model for the wavelet coefficients of frames and frame differences is used to measure the(More)
We consider the problem of estimating a signal corrupted by independent interference with the assistance of a cost-constrained helper who knows the interference causally or noncausally. When the interference is known causally, we characterize the minimum distortion incurred in estimating the desired signal. In the noncausal case, we present a general(More)
This paper considers the problem of transmitting linear functions of two correlated Gaussian sources over a two-user additive Gaussian noise multiple access channel. The goal is to recover this linear function within an average mean squared error distortion criterion. Each transmitter has access to only one of the two Gaussian sources and is limited by an(More)