Expo speaker elected to Royal Society of Canada

Sept. 19, 2018
Dr. Zhou Wang, an expert on viewer experience measurement and a scheduled speaker at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018, has been ...

Dr. Zhou Wang, an expert on viewer experience measurement and a scheduled speaker at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018, has been named as the newest fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), a 135-year-old organization in which scholars are peer-selected for exception contributions in their fields.

Wang, who serves as university research chairman and professor at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is known for his work in video quality assurance and received a PrimeTime Engineering Emmy Award for his work on the Structural Similarity (SSIM) video quality algorithm. Wang serves as chief science officer of SSIMWAVE, a Canadian firm that provides SSIM solutions to the cable, media and entertainment markets.

At Cable-Tec Expo, Wang will deliver a presentation titled "Begin with the End in Mind: A Unified End-to-End Quality-of-Experience Monitoring, Optimization and Management Framework."

"Professor Wang's unique approach to research in imaging has not only made a significant impact on his students, but has been a key driver in the success of SSIMWAVE," said Pearl Sullivan, dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. "It is a thrill to see him elected to the Royal Society of Canada."