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Balu Adsumilli


Dr. Balu Adsumilli is currently the Head of Media Algorithms group at YouTube/Google, where he and his team research and develop algorithms to transform the uploaded videos to formats played across all your devices. Over the past years, he was instrumental in building and scaling technologies in the areas of video processing, computer vision, video compression and quality, which garnered Two Technology and Engineering Emmy awards. Prior to YouTube, he was a Sr. Manager of Advanced Technology at GoPro, where he led the image capture architecture and software teams, and developed their ProTune mode in collaboration with ACES and Technicolor. This paved the way for GoPro cameras capturing Industry neutral formats, and enabled their widespread applicability in the movie and television industry.

Dr. Adsumilli serves on the board of the Television Academy, on the Visual Effects Society board, on the NATAS technical committee, on the IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Technical Committee, and on ACM Mile High Video Steering Committee. He has co-authored more than 80 papers and 80 granted patents with many more pending. He is on TPCs and organizing committees for various conferences and organized numerous workshops. He is a senior member of IEEE, and an active member of ACM, SMPTE, VES, and SPIE. He received his PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara, and masters from University of Wisconsin Madison.

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