George Ghinea

Brunel University, London, UK Westerdals Oslo ACT, Faculty of Technology, Norway 0000-0003-2578-5580

Dr. Ghinea has been researching in the area of multimedia communications since 1995. In particular, he is interested in the impact that bandwidth-constrained multimedia communications have on user perception, and how resources can be used more efficiently to take advantage of such perceptual constraints. Dr Ghinea's work is internationally known for having proposed the concept of Quality of Perception (QoP). Recognising the infotainment duality of multimedia, this metric not only characterises the subjective enjoyment associated with experiencing multimedia presentations, but also how such presentations aid a person's ability to assimilate informational content, and his work has been primarily concerned with integrating QoP in the management of multimedia content. Given the proliferation of multimedia in digital libraries and the fact that multimedia library material is increasingly being transmitted to users with a variety of access devices and utilising heterogenous communication infrastructures, Dr Ghinea's work has important implications on how such content can be managed and transmitted for user-centric informational benefit. Dr Ghinea is the lead o-editor of the book “Digital Multimedia Perception and Design”. He has over 100 publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences and consults regularly for both the public and private sectors in his areas of expertise.

Biography Updated on 19 January 2009

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