Alibaba Video Cloud
Senior Staff Engineer
Dr. Lou received his Ph.D degree from the University of Washington. He has 20+ years of research and development experience on video compression, processing, networking, streaming, hardware and cloud serivce. He has been granted of 30+ US patents with more being pending.Dr. Lou was one of the co-editors and reference software coordinators of the AVS1.0/IEEE1857 standard. He has contributed 10+ standard techniques into AVS1.0/IEEE1857.Dr. Lou was a principal video scientist and video standard delegate in Motorola and he has contributed 10+ standard techniques into the HEVC main profile.Dr. Lou was a video architect in Apple where he worked on the first three generations of Apple Video Encoder. The product was the key component of Apple FaceTime, Airplay, video capture and video transcoding.Dr. Lou was the pricinpal video scientist of Agora.io where he founded the video team.Dr. Lou is now a senior staff engineer of Alibaba video cloud team. He is now in charge of video product R&D.
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Video Codec is the field that relatively mature but rapid development constantly, new standard of video codec is endless, and new technology application is also changing quickly, the result of these factors is to inject young blood and energy into traditional field constantly, and it means that the engineers and researchers from the field need to learn new technology and develop new algorithm for meeting updated standard.2019 is important year for video codec, VVC standard is expected to be completed before long, more and more companies will invest in VVC that is being productized，the optimization and productization of AV1 and AVS3 will bring new scenery for industry. In addition, the devices with HDR screen and powerful GPU will become popular, and will also promote the popularization of a set of related technology and application.
Video Encoder is the key component of video cloud. It could run on different platforms. However, there are pros and cons on compression ratio, performance and cost for a single platform. The optimal solution could be achieved by combining different platforms into a heterogeneous one and utilizes all the advantages by encoder algorithms.