Dr. Quan Huynh-Thu is currently Senior Research Engineer at Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA).
His main research interests for 10+ years have been perceptual visual quality modeling, human factors and visual attention.
Previously, he was Researcher in the Image and Signal Processing Lab at the Belgian Forensic Institute from 1997 to 2000. Being awarded a fellowship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, he joined the University of Electro-Communications, Japan, as a Researcher from 2000 to 2003. He then came back to the industry as Senior Research Engineer with Psytechnics Ltd, UK, from 2003 to 2010, where he co-developed a perceptual video quality metric included in the ITU-T Recommendation J.247 for the objective measurement of video quality. He was Senior Scientist at Technicolor, France, from 2010 to 2013, where he conducted research on viusal attention and stereoscopic 3D quality of experience.
He holds the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Liège (Belgium), the M.Eng. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Electro-Communications (Japan) and the Ph.D. degree in electronic systems engineering from the University of Essex (UK).
Since 2004, he has been actively contributing to the work of standards-related bodies addressing video quality, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG). He is currently Rapporteur for Question 2 in ITU-T Study Group 9, and co-chair of both the VQEG 3DTV and Audio-video HD groups.