Prof. Al Bovik, Director of Laboratory for Image & Video Engineering at University of Texas, Austin
Al Bovik is the Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests land at the nexus of visual neuroscience and digital pictures and videos. His recent interests include immersive, virtual, and augmented visual experiences, and how they can be perceptually optimized. An elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, his many honors include the IEEE Edison Medal, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award.
Mickaël Raulet, CTO at Ateme
Dr. Mickaël Raulet is CTO at Ateme, where he drives research and innovation with various collaborative R&D projects. He represents Ateme in several standardization bodies: ATSC, DVB, 3GPP, ISO/IEC, ITU, MPEG, DASH-IF, CMAF-IF, SVA and UHD Forum. He is the author of numerous patents and more than 100 conference and journal scientific papers. In 2006 he received his Ph.D. from INSA in electronic and signal processing, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric ITE (Rennes, France).
Amit Bagga, Senior Vice President of Video Entertainment and AI Platforms at Comcast
Amit Bagga serves as Senior Vice President of Video Entertainment and AI Platforms at Comcast. In this capacity, Amit manages all the technology that powers Comcast’s video products including the platforms responsible for acquisition, processing, and distribution of video streams, metadata and content discovery platforms, as well as Comcast’s Voice Remote. In addition, Amit manages the Applied AI/ML Center of Excellence for Comcast that develops algorithms to enhance Comcast’s products. The work done by Amit’s teams has been instrumental in Comcast winning three technical Emmy awards: Personalization in 2013, Voice Remote in 2017, and the use of AI/ML to generate Sports Highlights in 2022. Amit joined Comcast in 2007 as Senior Director of Research and Development. Prior to joining Comcast, Amit spent four years at Ask.com, most recently as Sr. Manager of Search. During his tenure at Ask.com, Amit helped lead the Relevance, NLP, and Vertical Search groups. Prior to joining Ask.com, Amit worked as a Research Scientist first at GE’s Global Research Labs and then at Avaya Labs Research conducting research in multimedia technologies. Amit holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Manhattanville College and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University. Amit has authored approximately 50 technical publications and papers, given numerous invited talks at conferences and workshops worldwide, has been awarded 7 patents, and is the co-author of an additional 5 patent applications.