Prof. Anil Kokaram, Professor of Electronic Engineering

Strand 2 – Research for the development of computing technology with insights informed by the Arts and Humanities

Theme – Using 3D modelling approaches for the analysis and communication of traditional craft skills in early modern architecture

Keywords – Architectural craft skills, digital humanities, architectural production, 3D modelling, video technology

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Biography – Anil Kokaram graduated in 1993 with the PhD in Signal processing from the Cambridge University Engineering Department, UK. He is now a Professor and Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. From 2011-2017 he was the lead of the Media Algorithms Team at YouTube/Google. Before that, he founded a media dsp group at Trinity working in the broad areas of DSP for Video Processing, Bayesian Inference and motion estimation. He has published over 100 refereed papers in these areas. He was a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Video Technology and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He was the founder of a company (GreenParrotPictures) producing video enhancement software that was acquired by Google in 2011. In 2007 he was honoured with a Science and Engineering Academy Award (Oscar) from the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his work in video processing for post-production applications. He was also awarded Fellow of Engineers Ireland 2007.