Yaowu Xu

Dr. Yaowu Xu is currently the Tech Lead Manager of the video coding research team at Google. The team has been responsible for developing and defining VP9, the core video technology of the WebM project. Prior to joining Google, Dr. Xu was the Vice President of Codec Development at On2 Technologies. He was the co-creator of On2's VPx series codecs including VP32, VP4, VP5, VP6, VP7 and VP8. These codecs were broadly adopted by the industry and have fueled the phenomenal growth of web video. Dr. Yaowu Xu's education background includes the BS degree in Physics, the MS and PhD degree in Nuclear Engineering from Tsinghua University at Beijing, China. He also holds the MS and PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Rochester. Dr. Xu has published many technical papers in the area of image processing on leading journals and international conferences. He also holds many patents and has numerous patent applications pending in the area of digital video compression. Dr. Xu's research and development experiences include digital video compression and processing, real time video encoding and decoding, mobile video, image processing, pattern recognition and machine learning. His current research focuses on advanced algorithms for digital video compression.

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