Research & Development

Marta Mrak

Lead R&D Engineer

Marta Mrak

Dr Marta Mrak (Dipl. Ing.and MSc EE, University of Zagreb, Croatia; PhD, Queen Mary University of London, UK) is a Lead R&D Engineer at BBC R&D and an Honorary Professor at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Multimedia and Vision Research Group. Her research is focused on video compression fundamentals, new content experiences and data analytics. Before joining BBC R&D in 2010, Marta was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Surrey and at QMUL.

Marta is experienced in projects funded by EC, EPSRC and InnovateUK. She coordinated Horizon 2020 Innovation Action COGNITUS and InnovateUK project THIRA, and has been a supervisor in EC-funded Marie Skłodowska Curie training networks H2020 ETN JOLT and FP7 ITN ProVision. Within the IEEE, she is member of IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Technical Directions Board, Vice Chair of Technical Committee on Multimedia Signal Processing, and elected member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s Technical Committee on Multimedia Systems and Applications.

Marta has over 100 publications, including journal and conference papers, book chapters, patents, standardisation contributions, and two books. Her co-authored a paper on H.265/HEVC verification and evaluation methodology, received the IEEE CSVT Transactions Best Paper Award in 2017. Recognition for co-authored papers also include: IEEE ICIP 2014 "Top 10% papers", IEEE MMSP 2014 "Top 10% Paper Award", IEEE MMSP 2013 workshop "Top 10% Paper Award", and IET’s "Best of IBC" awards in 2014 and 2018. In 2013, Marta also received the IEEE ICME "Quality Reviewer Award".

Marta serves as General Co-Chair of IEEE ICME 2020 and Lead TPC Chair for IEEE ICME 2019. She has organised numerous workshops and special sessions at conferences, in addition to special issues in journals. During 2013-2018, Marta was the Area Editor for Signal Processing Image Communication journal. She was also appointed as Associate Editor for journal IEEE Transactions on Multimedia in 2018, and an Associate Editor for journal IEEE Transactions on Image Processing in 2019.

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