Supervision and


SCC.416 - Speech and Image Coding

This 7-week module examined signal compression in general and speech, image and video coding in particular. It covered coders for speech and audio signals as well as noiseless and noisy coding techniques for image and video signals. In addition to an in-depth examination of the state of the art compression technologies, the course reviewed the main speech, audio, image, and video coding international standard algorithms. Laboratory-based work aimed to reinforce the understanding of signal analysis techniques and their effect on the performance of image and speech compression techniques. This module was discontinued in 2017 and was replaced by an Engineering module, when the MSc programme in Wireless Communication Systems started to be offered jointly by the Engineering Department and the School of Computing and Communications.

Since the introduction of SCC.416 in the curriculum, I have been the module convenor, as indicated by the asterisk (*) that appears next to each academic year in the list below (e.g., 2015*). Module statistics include the number of students who were enrolled on the module, the number of students who completed the module evaluation report, and the average score in the category "module as a whole".

  • 2016*Not shared with other academics

    Enrolled: 5; Responded to survey: 1; Average score: 5 out of 5.

  • 2015*Shared with Dr K. Navaie

    Enrolled: 4; Responded to survey: 2; Average score: 5 out of 5.

  • 2014*Shared with Dr K. Navaie

    Enrolled: 6; Responded to survey: 5; Average score: 4.60 out of 5.