Pablo Angueira - VP of Publications - Associate Editor
Pablo Angueira (M’04, SM’11), received the M.S. and PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 1997 and 2002 respectively. He joined the Communications Engineering Department of the University of the Basque Country in 1998, where he is currently a Full Professor. He is part of the staff of the Signal Processing and Radiocommunication Lab (http://www.ehu.es/tsr) where he has been involved in research on digital broadcasting (DVB-T, DRM, T-DAB, DVB-T2, DVB-NGH and ATSC 3.0) for more than 20 years. Pablo Angueira is coauthor of an extensive list of papers in international peer-reviewed journals, and a large number of conference presentations in digital broadcasting. He has also coauthored several contributions to the ITU-R working groups WP6 and WP3.
His main research interests are network planning and spectrum management applied to digital terrestrial broadcast technologies. He is currently involved in research activities related to broadcasting in a 5G environment.
Dr. Angueira is the Chair of the IEEE BTS Publications Committee, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting and part of the IEEE BMSB International Steering Committee. He is a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE BTS.
As a Distinguished Lecturer, Guy is willing to travel to any BTS Chapters. Guy Bouchard is director, transmission systems at Télé-Québec. He is responsible for digital delivery infrastructure at Télé-Québec. During his 33 years with the CBC, Guy has worked in analog and digital television transmission and production systems, as well as satellite and terrestrial microwave communication systems. He holds a degree in telecommunications from the Université du Québec. He is a board member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society AdCom. Guy has served the broadcast industry since 1979 with a special interest in digital communications systems. He has written and delivered papers on DTV, Satellite and MPEG Transport Technology for the NAB, CCBE, IEEE, Canadian Digital Television (CDTV), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
Rich Chernock - BTS Distinguished Lecturer Chair View Bio
Dr. Chernock has retired as Chief Science Officer at Triveni Digital. Future plans include pursuing music (playing & creating musical instruments), electronics, woodworking & spending time with family – as well as remaining in touch with the broadcast industry. Dr. Chernock was previously chairman of the ATSC Technology Group on ATSC 3.0 (TG3), Technology and Standards Group (TG1) and the AHG on service delivery and synchronization for ATSC 3.0 – as well as many other leadership roles in ATSC. He is also the Distinguished Lecturer Chair for IEEE BTS and the Vice-Chair of the Management Committee of FOBTV. Dr. Chernock is a recipient of the ATSC Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, the NAB Engineering Achievement Award (Television) and is an IEEE Fellow. In another life, he used transmission electron microscopy to study materials characteristics for advanced ceramics packaging and semiconductor technology at IBM. His ScD was from MIT in the field of nuclear materials engineering.
Terry Douds first became interested in broadcasting at age 12, becoming a Novice amateur radio operator. He found audio to be his forte, and he began actively recording people in 1970 and never looked back. He entered The Ohio State University as an Electrical Engineering major, graduating in 1979 with a BS in Audio Recording. While at OSU he received the 1st “deebee” award from Downbeat Magazine for Best Engineered Studio Recording by College Students. His professional career in Audio Recording began in 1977 in Columbus, Ohio at Mus-I-Col Recording Studios, working with The Count Basie Orchestra and Rusty Bryant. He did media and music recording for many clients until leaving in 1980 to become the bassist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Upon returning to Central Ohio, he worked freelance until becoming Associate Director of The Recording Workshop in Massieville, Ohio as well as teaching Audio Production as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Capital University in Columbus. He was nominated for an NPR Best Engineered Recording of the Brass Band of Columbus while there. He started moving into video work, becoming an Editor/Engineer for The Media Group, then moved on to SOS Productions, working as an Online Editor, AVID Editor, and Digital Media Specialist. He joined the Faculty of Ohio University's School of Telecommunications in 2002-03 as a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching Audio Production, worked freelance for Wendy's International as a DVD Author, and then joined WOUB Public Media in 2005 to Present, where he is now Broadcast Operations Supervisor in the Engineering Department and a member of the Adjunct Faculty in Electronic Media at Ohio University-Lancaster. He is a member of SBE, IEEE-BTS and AES, and holds a MS in Industrial Engineering (Engineering Management) from Ohio University. He chairs the PBS ETAC ATSC 3.0 Working Group, and is active on the ATSC 3.0 Standards Committee, representing PBS in the Audio working group (S34-2), as a member of the AES Technical Group on Audio Guidelines for Over-The-Top Television and Video Streaming (AGOTTVS), and as a member of the CTA (R4WG8) Audio Loudness Working Group.
Marta Fernandez - Young Professionals Co-Chair View Bio
Marta Fernández received the M.Sc. and PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 2013 and 2018 respectively. She joined the TSR (Radiocommunications and Signal Processing) research group at University of the Basque Country in 2013, where she is involved in several projects related to radio communication systems. In 2016 she was awarded a PANTHER (Erasmus Mundus) scholarship for visiting the Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications of Griffith University, Australia, where she spent 8 months working on Body Area Networks. In 2019, she was awarded a scholarship to conduct a research stay at Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom, where she spent 3 months working on millimeter waves propagation. Her research interests include antennas and radio frequency signal propagation, computational electromagnetics, wireless networks and human exposure to electromagnetic fields in these networks. She has served as a reviewer for several recognized international magazines and conferences. She is the vice-chair of the IEEE BTS Spanish Chapter Chair since 2019, Young Professionals co-chair and contributor to the Women in Broadcast column in the BTS Newsletter.
William T. Hayes - IBC Representative, BTS Nominations and Appointment Chair View Bio
William T. Hayes - IBC Representative, BTS Nominations and Appointment Chair
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications in 1977. I have worked in broadcasting since 1973 in both radio and television. I have planned and constructed two start-up full power television stations. I have extensive experience in planning, design and the construction of all facets of a television station. I am currently responsible for the planning and development of all technology projects at Iowa Public Television including RF transmission facilities, and studio origination facilities throughout the State of Iowa. I am active in future broadcast planning on the national level and serve on a number of committees developing standards for emerging technologies such as hybrid television, mobile digital television and 3D television. I am a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the Society of Cable Television Engineers ACTIVITIES: SBE: I am the current treasurer for SBE Chapter 109. I have been the chair and vice chair of the chapter. IEEE: I am the current vice president of the Broadcast Technology Society. I served two terms as the BTS president. I chair the IEEE-USA Communications Committee. I am a member of the IEEE.tv advisory committee, the IEEE Future Directions Committee, and IEEE Technical Activities Products and Services Committee SMPTE: I am the Central Region Governor for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. ATSC: I am an active member of the ATSC 3.0 working group creating the standards for the next generation of television broadcasting. MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS: From 1999 - 2009, working at Iowa Public Television I lead the team that puts together the Iowa DTV Symposium, an education event attended annually by more than 400 people which provided industry engineers a forum to learn and understand the challenges, opportunities and technologies applied in the conversion of the television system in the United States from analog to digital. In 2008 I was honored as the Educator of the Year by the Society of Broadcast Engineers for the work I have done with educating the public and professionals regarding digital television. I presented keynote addresses to the China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) in March of 2010-12 at their conferences in Beijing, China. In 2011, I was a member of the committee that started the Future of Broadcast Television (FoBTV) initiative in Shanghai, China. The purpose of the initiative is to work on harmonized global standards for digital television broadcasting. I planned, engineered and managed the $47M project for converting Iowa Public Television from analog to digital which included 17 transmission facilities and the studio origination facility. I began writing for TV Technology magazine in 1987 and I have authored a monthly column called The Digital Journal for TV Technology since 1999.
Samina Husain- Marketing Chair, Future Directions Representative, Women in Engineering Representative View Bio
Samina Husain- Marketing Chair, Future Directions Representative, Women in Engineering Representative
Samina Husain received her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1987 from Concordia University, Montreal and her executive M.B.A in “Management of Technology” in 2008 from University of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
In her role at Reycom AG, in Switzerland, her areas of responsibilities were within IPTV/OTT solutions business development. In her role previous she focused on IPTV and Hybrid STB business development and headed corporate marketing, at Albis Technologies Ltd. (a spin-off from Siemens Switzerland Ltd.). Prior to this her responsibilities were within solution management for the Nokia Siemens Networks end-to-end IPTV solution. From 2005 to 2006 she was responsible for business development in the China market for the Siemens Home Entertainment IPTV solution. She has over 25 years experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry and has held various roles from customer operations, product management to project management in North and South America, and Europe.
She joined IEEE as a university student, and later became a professional member active both in WIE and BTS. At the 2009 BTS symposium she presented a joint paper on the “Business Case and Technical Requirements for IPTV STB”.
Stephen Lockwood - AFFCE BTS Scholarship Award Representative View Bio
Stephen Lockwood - AFFCE BTS Scholarship Award Representative
Stephen Lockwood is President and Senior Engineer with Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, with more than 35 years experience in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications engineering. He is a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer (PE) in Washington, Alaska, and Wyoming and holds a BS Electrical Engineering and BS Engineering Physics from Oklahoma Christian University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Member and past president of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) and is a Member of Project Management Institute where is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is Member Society of Broadcast Engineers where he holds the certification of Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) and AM Directional Specialist (AMD) and holds Amateur Radio Operator License K7SSL.
Wayne Luplow - Fellows Chair, BTS Committee on Communications Policy Representative View Bio
Wayne Luplow - Fellows Chair, BTS Committee on Communications Policy Representative
Recognized worldwide as long‐time digital television industry leader, Luplow was Zenith's representative for the "Digital HDTV Grand Alliance" and the FCC’s ACATS, which selected Zenith’s technology as the ATSC DTV transmission system. Luplow, recently retired, is now a consultant for his former employer, Zenith Electronics. Luplow and LG/Zenith, are extremely involved with the Standardization and Deployment of Next Gen Television (aka as ATSC 3.0). An IEEE Life-Fellow, Luplow served as editor of the IEEE's Transactions on Consumer Electronics for 35 years. He has contributed articles to numerous IEEE and other industry publications. Luplow is a 2006 recipient of the prestigious IEEE Masaru Ibuka Award, for “contributions to the development of the vestigial sideband (VSB) digital transmission system for digital television broadcasting.” Wayne is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society’s Administrative Committee (AdCom) and is a decades-long member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society’s Board of Governors. Luplow has been a member of the ATSC Board of Directors since 1988, serving as Board-Chair in 2010, and chaired CTA’s Video Systems Standards Development Organization (R4) from 1998 thru 2017. With degrees from the Universities of Wisconsin (1962) and Pennsylvania (1964), Luplow resides with his wife Judy in Libertyville, IL. They have 4 adult children and nine grandchildren.
Jon Montalban-Sanchez - Young Professionals Co-Chair View Bio
Jon Montalban-Sanchez - Young Professionals Co-Chair
Jon Montalban Sanchez received the M.S. Degree and PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (Spain), in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Since 2009 he is part of the TSR (Radiocommunications and Signal Processing) research group at the University of the Basque Country, where he is an assistant professor involved in several projects in the Digital Terrestrial Television broadcasting area. In 2012 he was visiting researcher at Communication Research Centre (CRC) Canada and in 2013 he was invited speaker at the 2nd IEEE BTS- GOLD Workshop in Cagliari. His current research interests include digital communications and digital signal processing for mobile reception of broadband and broadcast wireless communications systems in 5G. He has been awarded with the best conference paper in the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting, and with the Extraordinary Doctoral mention from the University of the Basque Country. He is the chairman of the IEEE BTS Spanish Chapter Chair since 2019. He has served as session chair for various international conferences and workshops, and as a reviewer for several recognized international magazines.
Maurizio Murroni, BTS Chapter Development Chair View Bio
Maurizio Murroni, (M. ’02, SM. ‘13) is associate professor of Telecommunications at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE) of the University of Cagliari. He is a member of the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) for which from 2011-2019 he was scientific director of the research unit at the University of Cagliari. He received a MSc. in Electronic Engineering in 1998 and a PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2001 at the University of Cagliari. He was visiting scholar at the School of Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Mathematics, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK in 1998 and at the Image Processing Group at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, USA, in 2000. In 2006 and 2014 he was visiting professor at the Department of Electronics and Computers of the University of Transylvania in Brasov in Romania, in 2011 at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao, University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) in Spain and in 2020 at Kingston University in London, UK. In 2016 he founded the Italian chapter of the Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). Since 2018 he has been distinguished lecturer for BTS on the topic quality of experience (QoE) for advanced broadcast services. Prof. Murroni is co-author of an extensive list of articles published in journals and on international conference proceedings and has received numerous awards and recognitions. He has served as chair for various international conferences and workshops. He is co-author of 1900.6-2011 - IEEE Standard for Spectrum Sensing Interfaces and Data Structures for Dynamic Spectrum Access and other Advanced Radio Communication Systems and associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting. His research focuses on QoE, HbbTV, multi sensorial media, broadcast/multicast delivery on 5G networks. Prof. Murroni is a senior member of the IEEE
James O'Neal - Editor in Chief, The Broadcast Technology, BTS Historian View Bio
James O'Neal - Editor in Chief, The Broadcast Technology, BTS Historian
James E. O’Neal has been involved in broadcast technology for more than half a century, beginning with employment during his early teen years at a commercial radio station (KXAR) in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. He continued to work in both radio and television operations on a part-time basis throughout his high school and college years, beginning a fulltime broadcast engineering career after receiving his college degree. James worked in broadcast engineering for nearly 37 years before retiring in 2005 and launching a second career as technology editor at TV Technology magazine. He held this position for nearly a decade, and now serves as technology consultant for that publication. More than 30 years of Mr. O’Neal’s broadcast engineering career was spent with U.S. Government television operations, including the United States Information Agency’s Television and Film Service, WORLDNET Television, and VOA-TV. During his association with these organizations, James assisted in launching the USIA’s first global satellite-delivered television network, and was heavily involved in both television facility design and satellite transmission engineering operations. He enjoys researching and writing about broadcasting history and persons who have made important contributions in this field. He is a frequent contributor to TV Technology and its sister publications, Radio World. He enjoys collecting and restoring both consumer radio and television items and commercial broadcasting equipment, including an operating replica of the 1947-vintage small town radio station where he began his broadcasting career. Mr. O’Neal is a 1969 graduate of the University of Arkansas and holds both commercial and amateur radio licenses. He is holds Professional Broadcast Engineer and Broadcast Networking Engineer certification from the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He is a Life Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a Life Member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. In addition, he serves as a member of the IEEE’s Editorial Advisory Board and is a member of the IEEE’s BTS administrative committee. James serves as editor-in-chief of the BTS’s Broadcast Technology publication and is also the organization’s historian. He also serves on the SMPTE Board of Editors, and is an associate editor of that organization’s Motion Imaging Journal.
Paul Shulins - BTS Sensors Council Representative View Bio
Today Paul Shulins is President of Shulins’ Solutions, a radio and tv broadcast consulting firm based in Andover Massachusetts, specializing in remote control solutions, studio design and construction, antenna protection systems and ratings metrics. Previously, Paul joined Burk Technology as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in September of 2017. Prior to joining Burk Technology, Paul had been the Director of Technical Operations for Greater Media’s Boston, Massachusetts five FM Radio Stations for twenty-nine years. He has been working as a Radio Chief Engineer for forty years. Paul has been responsible for the planning and day-to-day management of one of the first major market studio consolidations in 1998 for Greater Media’s Boston radio stations. He has designed and constructed many custom, on-air program playback systems, technical facility monitoring and control systems. He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and has held an SBE Radio Engineer Certification since 1982. Paul is also a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and has co-chaired the BTS Broadcast Symposium for several years. And was recently elected by the BTS AdCom as a distinguished lecturer. Paul has presented numerous papers at the IEEE Broadcast Symposium, the NAB Broadcast Convention, and the NAB Radio Show. He has also been a frequent contributor to Radio World Magazine and authored several chapters in the 11th edition of the NAB engineering handbook. Paul has also served as an elected member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society's administrative committee for three years. Today he is the Vice President for IEEE’s Broadcast Technology Society. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire System in 1979 with majors in physics, chemistry and natural sciences. He is a private pilot, and enjoys astronomy, skiing, and photography, and operates his Arizona observatory remotely collecting deep sky images.
Peter Siebert - BTS Membership Chair, 5G Mag Representative View Bio
Peter Siebert - BTS Membership Chair, 5G Mag Representative
Dr Peter Siebert career spans 35 years. He has held various positions within the Broadcast industry, most recently he was the Executive Director at the DVB Project Office in Geneva, where he was responsible for all organizational and technology related aspects of the DVB. Prior to this with Siemens AG, he was influential in the design of the end-to-end IPTV and set-top box solution; at SES-ASTRA he was instrumental in the introduction of digital television via satellite for Europe, based on the DVB/MPEG-2 standards; and at Philips Kommunikations AG, he managed digital audio and video transmission.
His involvement has been on all aspects of audio-video transmission such as video transmission over telecommunication networks (PDH/SDH), satellite and IPTV networks. He was responsible for a number of ETSI specifications in the area of satellite transmission as well as for DVB standards. He holds several patents for various aspects of audio-visual data transmission.
Dr. Peter Siebert received his M.Sc. degree in 1984 and his Ph.D. degree in 1989 in physics from the University in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, he holds a degree in economics from the University in Hagen, Germany and an MBA from the Open University Milton Keynes, UK. He is a Senior IEEE Member and an elected Adcom member of IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS).
<p><strong>Jian Song</strong> received his B. Eng and Ph.D degrees from Electrical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1990 and 1995, respectively and worked for the same university upon his graduation. He then conducted the Postdoctoral research work in The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Waterloo in Canada in 1996 and 1997, respectively. He has been with the Advance Development Group of Hughes Network Systems in USA for seven years before going back to join the faculty team of Tsinghua in 2005 as a full professor. He won company achievement award due to his outstanding contribution in the electronic scanning antenna in 2001. Dr. Song is the Director of DTV Technology R&D Center, one of the major technical contributors for the Chinese terrestrial transmission standard of digital TV, and also the vice dean of the Research Institute of Information Technology of Tsinghua University. He is very active in the community, serving as committee members for many international conferences, giving invited talks and acting as panelist. He is the Chairman of IEEE BTS Beijing Chapter since 2007 and successfully organized the workshop in digital mobile multimedia broadcasting area associated with ICC’2008 in Beijing. He also has strong tie with industry and now serves on the Communications Technologies Domain Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute. Dr. Song’s research interest is in the physical layer transmission technology and he has been working in different areas, such as optical, satellite, wireless, and powerline communications. His current research interest includes the digital TV broadcasting such as the terrestrial transmission protocol/standard, network convergence, and eHealth-related topics via broadcasting technologies as well as systems/networks.</p> <p>Dr. Song has published more than 80 journal and conference papers, and holds one US and two Chinese patents with several others pending both in US and China.</p> <p>Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 100084</p> <p>Phone: +86 10 62792653</p> <p>firstname.lastname@example.org</p>
Education: PhD in Telemmatics Engineering, Universidad de Vigo. Vigo, Spain.2010 MBA, Universidad de Montevideo. Montevideo, Uruguay. 1999 Electrical Engineer, Universidad de la República. Montevideo, Uruguay. 1994 Professional Positions: Advisor of the Ministry of Industry-National Telecommunications Agency (Dirección Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Ministerio de Indutria, Energía y Minería, Uruguay). 2011 to the present 20+ years of experience on Engineering and Technical Management of TV station and cable and satellite head-ends in Uruguay. 1991-2010 at SAETA TV Canal 10 and TCC media group. Consultant Engineer at GEOCOM Uruguay. 2000-2005. VoIP, Multimedia POS. Responsible or co-responsible for scientific and professional projects. Academic Positions: Director of the ICT Department at the School of Engineering of Universidad de Montevideo. 2002 to the present. Professor at Universidad de la República. 1995 to the present. Prizes and Recognitions: Member of the National Research System (SNI-ANII) at Uruguay. Member of National Engineering Academy, Uruguay (Academia Nacional de Ingeniería). PhD Thesis: "Audiovisual contents recommender systems for groups". Sobresaliente Cum-Laude. Universidad de Vigo, 2010. Award for the best thesis from the National Engineering Academy, Uruguay, 2010. Publications: See: http://scholar.google.com.uy/citations?hl=en&user=F8eRrgIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate Author of the book “TV-Anytime. Paving the Way for Personalized TV” Authors: Gil Solla, Alberto, Sotelo Bovino, Rafael G., Springer 2013 http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642367656 Present Positions at IEEE: Chair of IEEE Cono Sur Council (2017). Cono Sur Council groups IEEE Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay Sections. Member of Administrative Committee of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (2016-2018) Associate Editor of IEEE Broadcast Technology Magazine IEEE Senior Member Chair of IEEE Uruguay Section (2015-2016) Chair of the Uruguay Chapter of IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (Founder) Vice-Chair of the Uruguay Chapter of IEEE Communications Society
Peter Symes worked in the television and related industries from 1967 until his retirement in 2016.
His early career included BS (honors) 1967 from University of Wales, and positions in the BBC Studio Planning & Installation Department, Philips Broadcast, and Central Dynamics Ltd.
In 1983 he joined Grass Valley Group (subsequently Tektronix, subsequently Thomson Broadcast), and held positions responsible for product planning, strategic planning, intellectual property management, and technological liaison. He represented Grass Valley in many organizations including the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). In July 2007 Symes joined SMPTE staff as Director of Standards & Engineering, a position held until retirement in 2016.
Symes holds three patents and is the joint recipient of an Emmy award for the architecture of the digital picture processor. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of SMPTE, and a Certified Standards Professional (2013) by the Society for Standards Professionals (SES).
Peter has written and presented numerous papers at industry conferences, and is the author of three books on Video Compression, all published by McGraw Hill. He has also contributed to other books, including two editions of the NAB Engineering Handbook.
Symes served on the Board of Governors of SMPTE from 1987 to 2007, and on the Board of Directors of ATSC from 2009 to 2015.
S. Merrill Weiss - Standards Committee Chair View Bio
S. Merrill Weiss is a consultant in electronic media technology and technology management. His career spans 54 years in electronic media and related fields, with 45 years in management and consulting. Prior to consulting, he served in most engineering capacities in radio and television stations and managed a large systems-engineering activity for a top-three U.S. television network. Along the way, he made major conceptual and technical contributions to technologies such as the Serial Digital Interface (SDI), RS-422 machine control, High Definition Television (HDTV), and the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). Weiss helped produce the tests that led to the first digital television standard, on which nearly all subsequent digital video standards are based, and he co-chaired the international task force that developed the foundation and roadmap on which both the exchange of program material as bitstreams and file-based workflows are based.
In his consulting practice, Weiss has served clients across North America as well as Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He has been involved in development of industry standards for 45 years, participating in work on nearly all of the digital technologies developed within SMPTE and ATSC. He has chaired numerous industry standards development committees for the last 39 years and has been for 33 years a member of the SMPTE Standards Committee, which manages the SMPTE standardization process. Weiss has written several books and book chapters and has presented and/or published over 200 papers, many of them at the IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium. He developed the technology for synchronization of transmitters in the ATSC system, enabling use of Single-Frequency Networks (SFNs) with the ATSC Digital Television Standard. More recently, he has participated in development of the ATSC 3 suite of standards, chairing the work on analysis of the ATSC 3 ecosystem and on the Scheduler and STL, which tie the Transport and Physical Layers together, among others.
Merrill has been certified at the highest level by the Society of Broadcast Engineers since 1980 and currently is at the level of Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE). He is a member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE). He has been a SMPTE Fellow since 1987 and received the SMPTE David Sarnoff Gold Medal Award in 1995 and the SMPTE Progress Medal in 2005. He received the NAB Television Engineering Achievement Award in 2006 and the ATSC Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award in 2012. He won the IEEE BTS Matti S. Siukola Memorial Award in both 2012 and 2013. In 2018, he received both the IEEE BTS Jules Cohen Award for Outstanding Broadcast Engineering and the SMPTE Excellence in Standards Award. He was a recipient of the NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference Proceedings Best Paper Award, together with colleagues from CRC and ETRI, in 2019. Merrill holds four issued US patents and two international patents, all in the area of broadcast transmission technology. Weiss was first elected to the IEEE BTS Administrative Committee (AdCom) in 2009, serving continuously since. He currently also serves BTS as its Standards Committee Chair. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Robert Weller is Vice President for Spectrum Policy at the National Association of Broadcasters, where he is responsible for developing strategies to protect broadcast spectrum. Prior to joining NAB, he was Chief of Technical Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission and was responsible for developing mathematical models relating to propagation, RF Safety, frequency allotments, and other areas. Mr. Weller is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, (BS) and of The George Washington University (MS), where he majored in Electromagnetics. He has split his 30-year career between the public and private sectors, holding a number of technical and management positions at the FCC and also working as consulting engineer to the telecommunications industry. Mr. Weller is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of Subcommittee 4 (RF) of the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety, the IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation, the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and is a three-time president of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE). He has written extensively on signals analysis, interference mitigation, RF exposure mitigation, and a various regulatory matters.
Yiyan Wu - Editor-in-Chief Trans. on Broadcasting, Advanced Television Systems Committee Representative, BroadcastAsia Representative, Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting Advisor View Bio
Yiyan Wu - Editor-in-Chief Trans. on Broadcasting, Advanced Television Systems Committee Representative, BroadcastAsia Representative, Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting Advisor - Editor-in-Chief
As a Distinguished Lecturer, Yiyan is willing to travel to any BTS Chapters. Yiyan Wu</strong> (F’2001)received the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 1986 and 1990, respectively, all in electrical engineering. In 1990, he worked at Telesat Canada as a Senior Satellite Communication Systems Engineer. In 1992, he joined the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC), Ottawa, where he is currently a Principle Research Scientist. His research interests include broadband multimedia communications, digital broadcasting, and communication systems engineering. He is an IEEE Fellow and an Adjunct Professor of Carleton University, Ottawa. He has the authored or coauthored more than 250 publications. Dr. Wu is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society Administrative Committee and a member of Board of Directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) representing IEEE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BROADCASTING. He has received many technical awards and patents for his contribution to the research and development of digital broadcasting and broadband multimedia communications. Communication Research Centre, Ottawa, ON K2H 8S2 Canada Phone: +1 613 998 2870 email@example.com