Gary Sullivan (engineer)

Gary J. Sullivan ( born 1960 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States), is a major American software developer of video codecs H.263 MPEG ( ISO / IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 ) and H.264/MPEG-4 (AVC standard).

Sullivan is since 1999 an employee of the company Microsoft, chairman and rapporteur in the International Telecommunication Union, particularly in the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector Video Coding Experts Group and 2nd Chairman -Rapporteur of the ISO / IEC Moving Picture Experts Group in March 2001 by May 2002. Moreover, also the joint Video Team of the Video Coding Experts Group, this since December 2001.

MPEG and JVT are a joint project of MPEG and VCEG organizations. It acts as a representative of the ITU- T in the existing connection to MPEG. Sullivan is the chief designer of the DirectX Video Acceleration ( DXVA ), the characteristics and ability in video decoding of Microsoft operating systems. Sullivan was the 2005 Technical Achievement Award from the International Committee on Technology Standards for his work on the AVC, among others Awarded standardization issues.

At the University of Louisville, Kentucky, at the local JB Speed ​​School of Engineering made ​​Sullivan 1982 with a bachelor's degree, then a master's degree in 1983 and his Ph.D. in 1991 at the University of California at Los Angeles.

At the Hughes Aircraft Corporation, he was a Howard Hughes Fellow and a member of the Technical Department in the Advanced Systems Division. For Texas Instruments, he worked as a software developer on the terrain -following radar system. Before joining Microsoft, he worked as Manager of the, at that time the leading in the field of video conferencing systems, company PictureTel Corporation (now Polycom ) in the Department of Communications Core Research. In early 1996, he took over the management of the ITU- T VCEG and was also the author of the H.263 - and H.263 projects. When local joint video team, he was chairman for the development of the H.264 standard for video coding. Sullivan has been instrumental in the development of the so-called fidelity range extensions. He is currently the second chairman for the development of scalable video coding extension of the AVC standard.

Sullivan also occupied in the Core Media Processing team of the Windows Digital Media Division of Microsoft's video post of Architects. Its application allows DXVA technology is hardware acceleration of graphics cards in the decoding of video streams and is supported by nearly all personal computers sold today.

Sullivan has four granted patents in the U.S. and several other, but not yet approved, patents. He regularly publishes publications, is in conferences of JVT, MPEG, VCEG and the main instrumental in university facilities for video and image processing. Research interests and publication topics he is currently on the following areas: Video-/Bildkompression, distortion optimization at different frame rates, motion estimation / compensation, scalar / vector quantization and against errors / packet loss robust coding.

In 2012, he received the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award.

  • Americans
  • Person (Microsoft)
  • Born in 1960
  • Man