Irene

Viola

QoE AND MULTIMEDIA

RESEARCHER

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About me

I am a tenure track researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica. My interests lay in multimedia compression, transmission, and quality evaluation. My research is currently focused on Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics and methodologies for immersive multimedia systems (i.e., volumetric video for XR applications). 

A recorded talk about my research, given for the 75th anniversary of CWI, is available here.

 

Work Experience

October 2020 - Today

Tenure-track researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS)

August 2019 - September 2020

Postdoctoral researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS)

May 2019 - July 2019

Postdoctoral researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Multimedia Signal Processing Group (MMSPG)

June 2018 - August 2018

Visiting researcher at Nagoya University

Hosted by Prof. Toshiaki Fujii

September 2015 - April 2019

Doctoral candidate at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Multimedia Signal Processing Group (MMSPG)

 

Education

 September 2015 - April 2019

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Thesis: Compression and visual quality assessment for light field contents

Advisor: Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi

September 2013 - October 2015

Polytechnic University of Turin/EPFL

MSc in Computer Engineering

Thesis: A dataset for image super-resolution

Advisors: Prof. Martin Vetterli, Prof. Enrico Magli

September 2010 - July 2013

Polytechnic University of Turin

BSc in Cinema and Media Engineering

 
 

Projects

August 2019 - December 2020

My role in the project is to develop Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics and evaluation methods to qualitatively assess social VR experiences.

May 2017 - Present

Leader of Task Force 7: Immersive Media Experiences (IMEx)

March 2016 - March 2019

LIVE: Light field Image and Video coding and Evaluation

(Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research)

My focus on this project was on immersive methodologies for subjective quality assessment of light field contents, particularly under coding artifacts, and on novel compression solutions for transmission and storage of light field images.