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Speaker to discuss next generation of digital picture compression

The next generation of technology for storing and transmitting pictures on the Internet will be the topic of a seminar scheduled for June 4 by New Mexico State University's Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

W. Marcellin, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the signal processing and coding laboratory at the University of Arizona, will discuss JPEG 2000 at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, in Room 104 of Thomas and Brown Hall on the New Mexico State campus in Las Cruces.

Charles Creusere, an assistant professor in the Klipsch School, said JPEG is the most commonly used method for compressing and storing images for use on the Internet, in digital cameras and in digital camcorders. The new JPEG 2000 uses state-of-the-art mathematical techniques to provide superior resolution for a given number of bits, he said.

Marcellin will discuss JPEG 2000's capabilities and the technology behind it, Creusere said.

The seminar is a regular presentation for engineering faculty and students. Interested members of the public are urged to attend, said Steven Castillo, head of the Klipsch School.