IEEE ESPA 2012 - January 12-14, 2012 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Future of Mobile Devices, Services, and Experiences

Mobile devices, applications, cloud services and associated mobile experiences have seen exponential advancements in recent years. We have recently seen major improvements in user interfaces such as multi-touch, mobile compute and storage capabilities, wireless network bandwidth as provided by HSPA+ and LTE, sensors such as low-power accelerometers and gyroscopes, location estimation and associated mobile maps and location-based services, cloud-assisted applications and services such as voice recognition and context-aware personal assistants, and a variety of mobile social networking services. It is tantalizing to imagine what the future may hold: interactive augmented reality, portable lightfield cameras, accurate gesture recognition, mobile visual search, mobile health monitoring and diagnosing, and using embedded nanoprojectors to turn arbitrary surfaces into displays -- all of which require solving challenging signal processing problems. The panel will discuss and try to make informed predictions on what is possible in the next few years -- and how signal processing can help turn these predictions into reality.

Moderator: John Apostolopoulos, Director of Mobile & Immersive Experience Lab, HP Labs


  • Minoru Etoh, President & CEO of DOCOMO Innovations and Managing Director of Service & Solution Department, VP of NTT DOCOMO
  • Mike Polley, Director of Vision, Video, and Image Processing R&D Labs, Texas Instruments, TI Fellow
  • Raj Talluri, VP of Product Management, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT)
  • Susie Wee, VP and Chief Technology and Experience Officer of Collaboration and Communication, Cisco Systems

John Apostolopoulos

Director of Mobile & Immersive Experience Lab, HP Labs

John Apostolopoulos is Director of the Mobile & Immersive Experience Lab, HP Labs. The MIX Lab includes the domains of video and audio signal processing, computer vision and graphics, 3D, display technology, wireless, streaming, and user experience design. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in EECS from MIT. In graduate school, he worked on the U.S. Digital TV standard and received an Emmy Award Certificate for his contributions. In 2003 he was named "one of the world's top 100 young (under 35) innovators in science and technology" (TR100) by MIT Technology Review, and in 2008 became an IEEE Fellow for his "contributions to the principles and practice of video communications and secure media streaming". He has published over 100 papers, received several best paper awards, has about 50 granted US patents, and his work on secure transcoding was adopted by the JPSEC standard. He served as chair of the IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing TC, and member of Multimedia Signal Processing TC, technical co-chair for IEEE ICIP'07, and recently was co-guest editor of the special issue of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine on "Immersive Communication". He is serving as technical co-chair of IEEE MMSP'11 and ESPA'12 (and co-founder). He enjoys teaching and conducts joint research at Stanford University, where he was a Consulting Associate Professor of EE (2000-2009), and is a frequent visiting lecturer at MIT EECS.

Minoru Etoh

President & CEO of DOCOMO Innovations and Managing
Director of Service & Solution Department, VP of NTT DOCOMO

Dr Minoru Etoh has dual-roles as President & CEO of DOCOMO Innovations and Managing Director of Service & Solution Department ,Vice President of NTT DOCOMO. In 90's, he was leading an image communication research team in Panasonic and participated in MPEG-4 standardization. He joined Multimedia Laboratories of NTT DoCoMo in 2000. He contributed to launching DoCoMo's 3G mobile multimedia services. His contribution includes the first MP-4 enabled mobile content download service prior to ipod, the first distributed speech recognition service with cell-phones (notably of 16Khz sampling), and H.264 standardization for ITU/ISO joint team's Engineering Emmy Award 2008. In 2006, he launched a big data mining project in DOCOMO. Since then, he is leading that project for new service creation and enhancement, in addition to his business administration duty in California and Japan. He is still teaching mobile communication technologies in Osaka University as Visiting Professor.

His expertise covers a wide range of mobile multimedia and wrote several books and more than hundred journal papers in network architecture, terminal software, coding technologies, media transport, and data mining. He received his B.E. and M.S.E.E. from Hiroshima University, Ph.D. degree from Osaka University, in 1983, 1985 and 1993 respectively.

Mike Polley

Director of Vision, Video, and Image Processing R&D Labs,
Texas Instruments, TI Fellow

Mike Polley received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1996 Mike joined Texas Instruments where he has made numerous technical contributions and led teams developing chip and system architectures spanning wireless and wired communications, image and video signal processing, and programmable DSP and embedded hardwired DSP solutions. Mike has served as chief architect of several mobile consumer oriented businesses in TI, including OMAP. Mike is currently director of the Vision, Video, and Image Processing R&D Labs at TI where he focuses on new embedded signal processing solutions for mobile battery powered consumer electronics products and other end equipment. Mike is a TI Fellow and holds 31 U.S. patents on a broad range of products across communications and multimedia systems.

Raj Talluri

VP of Product Management, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT)

Raj Talluri serves as vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). He is responsible for managing Qualcomm's applications processor technologies and wired connectivity solutions for the Company's chipset platforms.

Talluri has nearly eighteen years of experience that spans across business management, strategic marketing, and engineering management. He began his career at Texas Instruments working on media processing in the Corporate Research Labs. While at Texas Instruments, Raj started multiple new business in digital consumer electronics and wireless technologies. He served as the General Manager of the Imaging and Audio Business for five years leading the development of a succesful digital signal processing technologies for various consumer electronics devices. Later on Raj was named General Manager of the Cellular Media Solution business in TI's Wireless Terminals Business Unit. In this role, Raj led the succesful launch of TI' OMAP3 and OMAP4 (applications processors) platforms for Smartphones.

Talluri holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a master's of engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India and a bachelor's of engineering from Andhra University in Waltair, India. He has published over 35 journal articles, papers, and book chapters in many of the leading electrical engineering publications. He has been granted 13 U.S. patents on image processing, video compression, and media processor architectures. Talluri has lectured on multi-media silicon solutions and image processing at industry forums and at invited talks throughout the country.

Susie Wee

VP and Chief Technology and Experience Officer
of Collaboration and Communication, Cisco Systems

Susie Wee is the Vice President and Chief Technology and Experience Officer of Collaboration and Communication at Cisco Systems where she is responsible for driving innovation and experience design in Cisco's collaboration products and software services. Prior to this, she was at Hewlett Packard in the roles of founding Vice President of the Experience Software Business and Chief Technology Officer of Client Cloud Services in HP's Personal Systems Group and Lab Director of the HP Labs Mobile and Media Systems Lab. Susie was the co-editor of the JPSEC standard for the security of JPEG-2000 images and the editor of the JPSEC amendment on File Format Security. She was formerly an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits, Systems and Video Technology and for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. While at HP Labs, Susie was a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University where she co-taught a graduate-level course on digital video processing. Susie received Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators award, ComputerWorld's Top 40 Innovators under 40, the INCITs Technical Excellence award, and the Women In Technology International Hall of Fame award. She is an IEEE Fellow for her contributions in multimedia technology and has over 50 international publications and over 40 granted patents. Susie received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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