Multimedia Signal Processing

Multimedia Communications

Multimedia Ergonomics

Deep Learning and Collaborative Intelligence


SFU Multimedia Lab was founded in the early 1990’s by the late Dr. Jacques Vaisey, as the Image Communications Laboratory. In 2004 and 2005, Drs. Jie Liang, Atousa Hajshirmohammadi, and Ivan Bajić joined SFU, and the lab was renamed to Multimedia Communications Laboratory. In recent years, the lab’s name has evolved to the Multimedia Lab, to reflect the breadth of the research being undertaken. Our work encompases multimedia signal processing, compression, communications, multimedia ergonomics, analytics, and AI. Our students have won numerous national and international awards, and are highly sought after by employers.

SFU Multimedia Lab paper among Best Student Paper Finalists at Asilomar 2020, Nov. 2020. [Asilomar 2020]
An image codec developed at the SFU Multimedia Lab achieves the best objective performance in the JPEG AI call for evidence, Oct. 2020. []
SFU Multimedia Lab student's paper among Best Paper Finalists at IEEE ICME 2020, another student wins Outstanding Reviewer Award, Jul. 2020. [ICME 2020]
SFU Multimedia Lab research featured in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, May 2020. [IEEEXplore]
SFU Multimedia Lab students win Best Student Paper Award and two Spotlight Papers (top 10%) at IEEE ICIP 2019, Oct. 2019. [ICIP 2019]
SFU students' AI solution shields against video voyeurs, Jul. 2019. [SFU News]

Ivan V. Bajić

Professor, School of Engineering Science

Research Interests:

  • Signal, image, and video processing and compression
  • Machine learning
  • Collaborative intelligence

Jie Liang

Professor, School of Engineering Science

Research Interests:

  • Image/Video Compression
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Information Theory

Atousa Hajshirmohammadi

Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering Science

Research Interests:

  • Wireless and digital communications at coding and modulation level
  • Multimedia communication over wireless channels
  • Engineering pedagogy