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Date: 14-12-09

Dr. Tinku Acharya is elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contribution to image processing

Intellectual Ventures India, director, Dr. Tinku Acharya is elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the advancement of very large scale integration algorithms and architectures for electronic image processing.

Dr. Acharya's contribution involved developing a novel 'image processing chain' for the first dual-mode digital camera to enable both still and video processing in a single unified architecture resulting in Intel's PC-based WebCam.

Dr. Acharya has also contributed to the US National Body of the JPEG2000 standard committee for the image compression standard. He was involved in defining the implementation guideline of `Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT)', which is the basis of JPEG2000. Apart from performing pioneering work to develop VLSI algorithms and architectures for lifting based DWT computation and JPEG2000 codec, he has authored the only book available in the market to map JPEG2000 architecture into VLSI and discuss pragmatic implementation of the JPEG2000 standard in both software and hardware.

"I am extremely touched and honoured to be given the honor of IEEE Fellow. This recognition shows that my efforts have had some noticeable impact on the scientific community. While the path of an IEEE Fellow is not easy, this acknowledgment means a lot to me and I am thankful for the recognition of my contributions to the community," said Dr. Tinku Acharya, Director, Invention Development at Intellectual Ventures India.

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