2020-2021 2rd term, IERG4190 / IEMS5707

Multimedia Coding and Processing / Multimedia Coding and Applications

Course Overview

This course introduces the principles of multimedia coding and processing. Topics include Theory of data compression, Lossless coding including Huffman code, Speech coding, Audio coding including MP3 and AC3, Image compression including JPEG, Video compression including H.26X and MPEG, Multimedia applications, Audio and image processing.


Jan 7, 2021: Welcome

ZOOM link for the course is posted on CUHK Blackboard. Slides will be posted at this webpage.

Dec 21, 2020: COVID impact

In the view of the increasing confirmed cases of the Covid-19 and uncertain situation in the coming weeks, the first half of the course will remain as online teaching mode (until the end of Feb, 2021). We will re-evaluate the teaching mode for the second half (March 1 - April 24, 2021) when the situation becomes more stable later.

Course Schedule (Being updated)

Week Topic Materials
Week 1 Course Introduction slide
Week 2 Coding Basics and 2D Signal Processing slide
Week 3 Multimedia Coding (1) slide
Week 4 Multimedia Coding (2) slide
Week 5 Image Processing (1) and Project Introduction slide, project tips
Week 6 Lab: Hands-on Image Processing (2) doc, codebase
Week 7 Intro to Deep Learning slide
Week 8 Generative Modeling (1) slide
Week 9 Generative Modeling (2) slide
Week 10 Advanced Topics in Image Coding by TAs slides at Blackboard
Week 11 Neural Image Processing slide
Week 12 Course Summary slide

Course Information


Time and Classroom

Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:15 pm, Lecture Zoom
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, Lecture Zoom
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm (Week 3-10), Tutorial Zoom

Office Hour

Lecturer: Thursday 8:30 am - 9:15 am, Lecture Zoom
TA: Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Tutorial Zoom

Textbook (optional)

J. S. Lim, “Two-Dimensional Signal and Image Processing”, Prentice Hall, 1990.
Other reference books: R. C. Gonzalez and R. E. Woods, “Digital Image Processing”, Prentice Hall, 2001.

Grading Policy (tentative)

Attendance: 10%
Assignments: 30% (three times)
Project: 30%
Final exam: 30%