EuclidIQ Hires Dr. Lazar Bivolarsky as Director of Research and Development
Dr. Bivolarsky brings to EuclidIQ an extensive background in video, audio, image processing, graphics, and compression algorithms, applications, and systems, including work within the MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, and HEVC coding standards.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Bivolarsky join our engineering team. His skills and experience align very well with EuclidIQ’s approach to improving video compression through intelligent application of modeling information,” said Nigel Lee, EuclidIQ’s Chief Science Officer.
“I strongly believe in the potential of model-based coding and the approach that EuclidIQ is taking to bring this technology to the market, and I look forward to working with the team to bring it about,” Dr. Bivolarsky said.
Dr. Bivolarsky is an active member of the MPEG Technical Advisory Group as chair of the 3D Tele-immersive Coding Group. Other responsibilities within the standards body include chairing the Internet Video Coding (IVC) Project, HEVC Project, and MPEG-4/H.264 (SVC) Reference Software Development at the Joint Video Team (ISO/ITU-T), and serving as editor of the MPEG Standard’s ISO/IEC 23002-2: Part 2 Fixed point implementation of DCT/IDCT.
Dr. Bivolarsky most recently was head of video research for the Skype team that contributed to the products’ eventual acquisition by Microsoft. He has also worked for various companies including Google, Logitech, BrightScale, Inc., and Epson. Dr. Bivolarsky has multiple patents and publications in the field and received his PhD in Theoretical/Solid State Physics and Biophysics from Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria.