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Dr Alan Pearmain, BSc(Eng) PhD CEng MIET SMIEEE

Alan

Associate Lecturer

Email: alan.pearmain@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Engineering, Eng 212
Website: http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/people/alan/
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-13:00, Thursday 12:00-13:00

Teaching

Project (Undergraduate)

A design, development or research project in the field of electronic engineering, to be taken by all final-year BEng students registered for a BEng programme of study in Electronic Engineering. Not open to Associate Students or students from other departments.

Project (Undergraduate)

A design, development or research project in the field of electronic engineering, to be taken by all final year MEng students registered for an MEng programme of study in Electronic Engineering. This module aims: * to give students experience of managing their own time to complete a project in engineering design, development, or research which is initially specified only in terms of the final desired outcome * to teach students to develop a professional approach in their project work and to develop their communication skills, both written and oral, to a standard expected by industry of a new graduate.

Project (Undergraduate)

This individual project on a suitable subject under academic supervision will require an extensive literature review, good technical implementation and evaluation skills combined with the ability to undertake independent critical analysis. Assessment is by written report and viva. The value of this module is worth more than its nominal 30 credit weighting. The project is seen as an excellent indicator of a student's overall ability to carry out a serious piece of work, and consequently employers are likely to be impressed by competence shown. It will give you a topic of conversation at your job interview. Some professional organisations, such as IEE, only accept a degree as a valid precondition of membership if it includes a substantial individual project. This module is compulsory for the degree title G401 MSci in Computer Science. Online information is available from https://intranet.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/courses/coursenotes/projects/bsc/ Not open to Associate Students

Project (Undergraduate)

Written and verbal reports on the design and implementation of a software (or software and hardware) system. The aim of the project is to produce a quality product with limited resources. The project tests both technical ability and organisation, communication and evaluation skills. The value of this module is worth more than its nominal 30 credit weighting. The project is seen as an excellent indicator of a student's overall ability to carry out a serious piece of work, and consequently employers are likely to be impressed by competence shown. It will give you a topic of conversation at your job interview. Some professional organisations, such as IEE, only accept a degree as a valid precondition of membership if it includes a substantial individual project. As G400 Computer Science is accredited by BCS this module is compulsory for this degree title. Online information is available from https://intranet.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/courses/coursenotes/projects/bsc/. Not open to Associate Students.

Research

Research Interests:

Image Processing
Digital Broadcasting
Multimedia watermarking

Publications

  • Tan K, Pearmain A, IEEE (2011). A NEW ERROR RESILIENCE SCHEME BASED ON FMO AND ERROR CONCEALMENT IN H.264/AVC. nameOfConference
  • Tan KY, Pearmain A (2010). AN FMO BASED ERROR RESILIENCE METHOD IN H.264/AVC AND ITS UEP APPLICATION IN DVB-H LINK LAYER. nameOfConference
  • Tan KY, Pearmain A (2010). AN IMPROVED FMO SLICE GROUPING METHOD FOR ERROR RESILIENCE IN H.264/AVC. nameOfConference
  • Tan KY, Pearmain A (2009). A LOW COMPLEXITY AND EFFICIENT SLICE GROUPING METHOD FOR H.264/AVC IN ERROR PRONE ENVIRONMENTS. nameOfConference
  • Im SK, Pearmain AJ (2007). Error resilient video coding with priority data classification using H.264 flexible macroblock ordering. nameOfConference
  • Im SK, Pearmain AJ (2007). Pyramid model for macroblock inter/intra mode selection in robust video coding. nameOfConference
  • Wang Y, Pearmain A (2006). Blind MPEG-2 video watermarking in DCT domain robust against scaling. nameOfConference
  • Wang Y, Pearmain A (2006). Blind MPEG-2 video watermarking robust against geometric attacks: a set of approaches in DCT domain.. nameOfConference
  • Pongpadpinit W, Pearmain A (2006). Recovery of motion vectors for error concealment based on an edge-detection approach. nameOfConference
  • Im SK, Pearmain AJ (2006). An optimized mapping algorithm for classified video transmission with the H.264 flexible macroblock ordering. nameOfConference
  • Pearmain A, LALMAS M, Bryan-Kinns N (2005). Personalised Enriched Broadcast Experience. nameOfConference
  • Im SK, Pearmain AJ (2005). Unequal error protection with the H.264 flexible macroblock ordering. nameOfConference
  • PEARMAIN A, Itagaki T, Stoll G et al. (2004). Broadcasting Synchronised and Scalable Content over different Transmission Networks to a Variety of Terminal Devices: the SAVANT Project. Proceedings of the European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantics and Digital Media, Technology, London November 25-26, 2004
  • Wang YL, Pearmain A (2004). Blind image data hiding based on self reference. nameOfConference
  • PEARMAIN A, Wang Y (2004). AC Estimation-based Image Watermarking Method. Proceedings of WIAMIS 2004, Lisbon, Portugal 21-23 April 2004
  • PEARMAIN A, Pongpadpinit W (2004). Error Concealment in MPEG-4. Proceedings of WIAMIS 2004, Lisbon, Portugal 21-23 April 2004
  • PEARMAIN A, Lalmas M, Kazai G et al. (2004). Scalable and Personalised Boradcast Services. Proc. ECIT 2004, Brighton 31 March - 2 April 2004
  • Izquierdo E, Pearmain A, Villegas P et al. (2004). BUSMAN: A System for Digital Video Content Management and Delivery. International Broadcasting Convention 2004 Conference
  • Wang YL, Pearmain A (2004). Blind MPEG-2 video waterniarking robust against scaling. nameOfConference
  • Lalmas M, BOURGUET M, Kazai G et al. (2004). Searching annotated broadcast content on mobile and stationary devices. International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS): International Conference on Applied Computing
  • Papworth DM, Izquierdo E, Pearmain E (2004). Using HMMs to Classify Video Sequences. European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantics and Digital Media Technology
  • PEARMAIN A, Paker Y, Woodward P (2003). A software system for MPEG-4 encoding of multi-media studio content for 3D television. Inernational Conference on Visual Information Engineering [IEE Conf. Publ. No. 495] London
  • Wang YL, Pearmain A (2003). Robust data hiding in MPEG-2 video against transcoding. nameOfConference
  • Kazai G, Lalmas M, Bourguet ML et al. (2003). Using metadata to provide scalable broadcast and internet content and services. nameOfConference
  • Bais M, Cosmas J, Dosch C et al. (2002). Customized television: Standards compliant advanced digital television. nameOfConference
  • Pearmain A, Lalmas M, Moutogianni E et al. (2002). Using MPEG-7 at the consumer terminal in broadcasting. nameOfConference
  • Woodward P, Paker Y, Pearmain A (2002). Implementing virtual studios in MPEG-4.. nameOfConference
  • Pitts JM, Schormans JA, Scharf EM et al. (2001). Tight bounds for the tail of the packet waiting time distribution in buffered networks. nameOfConference
  • PEARMAIN A, Healey PGT, Lalmas M et al. (2001). Requirements for Broadcast and Internet Integration. Proceedings of the International Conference on Media Futures, Florence, Italy,May 8-9, 2001
  • PEARMAIN A, Healey PGT, Paker Y et al. (2001). User Interface Design for Custom TV. Proceedings of the International Conference on Media Futures, Florence, Italy - May 8-9, 2001
  • Pearmain A, Lalmas M, Moutogianni E et al. (2001). Using MPEG-7 at the consumer terminal in broadcasting. WIAMIS 2001 Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Services
  • Holgado S, Lopez-Buedo S, Pearmain AJ (2000). FPGA implementation of an ATM traffic classifier for Quality of Service management. nameOfConference
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