Khaled El-Maleh

Qualcomm Multimedia & User Experience Engineering

Lecture Information:
  • April 24, 2024
  • 12:58 PM
  • PG5: 134

Speaker Bio

Khaled El-Maleh received his M. Eng. and Ph.D. from McGill University, Canada, and B. Sc. in EE and B. Sc. in Applied Math from King Fahd University (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He has been with Qualcomm, San Diego since 2000. Dr. El-Maleh‰Ûªs areas of expertise and interests include: design, implementation and quality evaluation of mobile multimedia systems with focus on speech and video compression/processing algorithms, computer vision, data mining/analytics, innovation and technology transfer. He was a key member of the team who designed the first generation of mobile camcorder and video telephony solutions for both UMTS and CDMA networks. He was the video quality lead for Qualcomm chip unit and contributed to the design of media quality assessment tools. He is currently leading the multimedia & user experience engineering team in the Strategic IP Department of Qualcomm developing innovative technologies to enhance mobile multimedia user experience. He is also leading Qualcomm User Experience IP Strategy team. In addition to his technical publications, he has filed more than 200 US and international patents covering videoimagespeech processing and compression technologies, mobile learning and wireless power charging.

He is a founding member of the International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) and served as the General Co-Chair for QoMEX 2009. He recently served as the TPC Vice Chair (Tutorial Co-Chair) for Globecom 2010, TPC member for ACM Multimedia 2010, Steering Committee vice-chair of QoMEX workshops , Industry Co-Chair for ICME 2011, Industry Chair for SiPS 2011, Industry Panel Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2011, Advisory Committee member of IEEE DSP/SPE 2011, a member of the steering committee of ICME 2010-2012 representing the communications society, Industry Co-Chair for ICIP 2012, Special Sessions Co-Chair for MMSP 2012, Tutorials Chair for ICASSP 2013, General Co-Chair of ICNC 2013 and 2014. He was a guest editor of two special journal issues on Quality of Multimedia User Experience (IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing) – published in 2011. He is an associate editor for EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. He is a member of the industry advisory board of Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences.


In recent years, computer vision has emerged as a catalyst for great advances in consumer products such as smartphones, TVs, and cars. In this talk, we will start by highlighting different examples of product innovation using computer vision algorithms and technology. The rest of the presentation will be spent on sharing a framework to identify computer vision inventions and patents from both academia and industry.