Dr Mohammad Mahdi Ghandi
received his BSc (1998) and MSc (2001) degrees in Electronics Engineering from the University of Tehran. After two years of industrial experience in image and video coding, he joined the Video Networking Group at the University of Essex in January 2003 as a senior research officer where he published several papers in the field of video communications. He was also granted a PhD degree from this university. Since January 2006 he became a design engineer and then next year a project leader at 4i2i communications (Later Evertz Microsystems) in the United Kingdom where he developed video codecs in hardware systems. He is now a senior staff Engineer at Evertz Burlington Canada. His research interests include reliable image and video transmission, advanced multimedia codecs, and video transcoding.
Email mahdighandi@gmail.com
  1. M. Mahdi Ghandi, "Layered Video Coding for Wireless Communications," PhD Thesis, University of Essex, January 2006. (supervisors: Prof. M Ghanbari and Dr. Ed Jones)
  2. M. Mahdi Ghandi, "Compressed Domain Processing of MPEG Video," MSc Thesis, University of Tehran, Spring 2002. (supervisors: Dr O Fatemi, Dr H Shafei)
  3. M. Mahdi Ghandi, "Sine Wave DC-AC Power Converters," BSc Thesis, University of Tehran, Summer 1998. (supervisor: Dr Shahrokh Farhangi)
Journal Publications
  1. M. Ghandi, M.M., Barmada, B., Jones, E.V., and Ghanbari, M., "Wireless video transmission using feedback-controlled adaptive h.264 source and channel coding," Communications, IET, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2009 Page(s):172 - 184
  2. M. Mahdi Ghandi and M. Ghanbari, "Layered H.264 video transmission with hierarchical QAM," Elsevier J. Visual Commun. Image Representation, Special issue on H.264/AVC, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 451 - 466, April 2006.
  3. M. Ghandi and M. Ghanbari, "Error concealment for SNR scalable video coding," Elsevier J. Signal Processing: Image Commun., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 91-99, February 2006. (the most downloaded article in Jan-March 2006)
  4. M. Ghandi, B. Barmada, E. Jones, and M. Ghanbari, "H.264 layered coded video over wireless networks - channel coding and modulation constraints," Eurasip J. Applied Signal Processing, Special issue on H.264/AVC, in press, to appear in 2006.
  5. M.H. Nekoofar, M.M. Ghandi, S.J. Hayes, and P.M.H. Dummer, "The fundamental operating principles of electronic root canal length measurement devices," International Endodontic Journal, Vol 39, p 595, Aug. 2006.
  6. Bashar Barmada, M. Mahdi Ghandi, Ed V. Jones, Mohammed Ghanbari, "Combined Turbo Coding and Hierarchical QAM for Unequal Error Protection of H.264 Coded Video," Elsevier J. Signal Processing: Image Commun., Jan. 2006.
  7. Bashar Barmada, M. Mahdi Ghandi, Ed Jones, and Mohammed Ghanbari, "Prioritized transmission of data partitioned H.264 video with hierarchical QAM," IEEE Signal Processing Lett., vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 577-580, Aug. 2005.
  8. M. Ghandi and M. Ghanbari, "The H.264/AVC video coding standard for the next generation multimedia communications," J. Iranian Association Elec. Eng., vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 3-14, Fall 2004.
Conference Publications
  1. M. Ghandi, B. Barmada, E. Jones, and M. Ghanbari, "Unequally error protected data partitioned video with combined hierarchical modulation and channel coding," IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, Signal Processing, ICASSP, to appear in 2006.
  2. M. Ghandi and M. Ghanbari, "Robust video transmission with an SNR scal able H.264 codec," Proc. 7th IEEE Int. Conf. High Speed Networks Multimedia Commun., HSNMC, pp. 932-940, June/July 2004.
  3. M. Ghandi and M. Ghanbari, "A lagrangian optimized rate control algorithm for the H.264/AVC encoder," Proc. Int. Conf. Image Processing, ICIP, vol. 1, pp. 123-126, Oct. 2004.
  4. P. Raibroycharoen, M. Ghandi, M. Ghanbari, and E. Jones, "Performance analysis of H.264/AVC video transmission with unequal error protected turbo codes," Proc. IEEE 61st Semiannual Conf. Vehicular Technol., May-June 2005.
  5. M. Ghandi, B. Barmada, E. Jones, and M. Ghanbari, "Efficient layered video transmission through mobile wireless channels," Proc. 13th Iranian Conf. Electrical Electron. Eng., ICEE, May 2005.
  6. M. Ghandi and M. Ghanbari, "Coded video error recovery with dual reference prediction," Proc. Int. Symposium Telecomm., IST, Sept. 2005.
  7. M. Ghandi and M. Ghanbari, "A SNR scalability scheme based on H.264/AVC video coding standard," Proc. 12th Iranian Conf. Electrical Electron. Eng., ICEE, May 2004.
  8. M. Ghandi, B. Barmada, E. Jones, and M. Ghanbari, "Adaptive video coding and transmission for mobile multimedia communications," Proc. 13th Multidisciplinary Iranian Researchers Conf. Europe, IRCE, July 2005.
  9. M. Ghandi and M. Ghanbari, "Error resilient H.264/AVC video coding for wireless communications," Proc. PREP Postgraduate Research Conf., March 2004.
  10. A Novel Context Modeling Scheme For Motion Vector Arithmetic Coding CCECE 2004
  11. Compressed domain spatial scaling of MPEG video sequences ICCE 2002
  12. Bit-rate reduction of MPEG compressed video CCECE 2002

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