CSCI 576: Multimedia Systems Design
Fall 2009




Mon 6:30 - 9:20pm, OHE 122

PARAG HAVALDAR, Ph.D.
havaldar@iris.usc.edu
Tel: (213) 821-4366    Office: SAL 216
Office Hours: Mon. 5:30 - 6:30pm and after class on need basis



TEACHING ASSISTANT

Jongeun Jun
Email : csci576@usc.edu
Tel: (213)740-4776    Office: SAL 235
Office Hours: Tue & Wed 1:00-3:00pm

Course Objective:

This course covers the state-of-the-art technology for multimedia systems. We will study all aspects of the different media types images, video, audio, graphics etc and how they are used to create multimedia content, compress and distribute them via networked system to a variety of end clients. This includes issues related to

Content creation - media capture and representation, methods to assemble media types to create multimedia content.

Compression / Storage - We will study the algorithms, protocols architectures related to compression.

Distribution Aspects of wired and wireless network distribution, Quality of Service, as well as digital rights management of distributed multimedia (watermarking & encryption)

For each of the above ISO and ITU standards will be presented. These include JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.261, H.263, H.264, G.711, G.722, mp3, AAC, Dolby AC3, THX, surround sound etc. We will study applications and systems built around multimedia such as database applications with metadata (MPEG-7, MPEG-21). The goal of this course is also to explain modern distributed multimedia systems that use some or all of the above components to create practical applications: multimedia authoring, digital cinema, content management, multimedia databases, etc.

Class details will be conducted on DEN .



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