Ahmet M. Kondoz

University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Ahmet Kondoz after receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1987 from the University of Surrey, he became a lecturer in 1988, reader in 1995, and in 1996 he was promoted to Professor in multimedia communication systems. He took part in the formation of the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) and led the multimedia communication activities within CCSR. He is the Founding Director of I-Lab, the new multidisciplinary media lab. Professor Kondoz's current research interests are in the areas of digital signal, image/video, speech/audio processing and coding, wireless multimedia communications, error resilient media transmission, immersive/virtual/augmented environments, and the related human factors issues including human computer interaction/interface. He has published more than 250 journal and conference papers, two books, and 7 patents. Professor Kondoz has been involved in ETSI, ITU, INMARSAT, and NATO standardizations of low-bit-rate speech communication activities. He is the Managing Director of MulSys Limited, a UniS spin-out company marketing world's first secure voice product over the GSM voice channel which has been pioneered by Professor Kondoz's team in the I-Lab. Professor Kondoz has been awarded several prizes, the most significant of which are the Royal Television Societies' Communications Innovation Award and the IEE Benefactors Premium Award.

Biography Updated on 1 August 2005

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