Emeritus Professor John Arnold

Deputy Rector
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Rector's Office
+61 2 6268 8212
+61 2 6268 8724

LOCATION

Administration Building
Australian Defence Force Academy
PO Box 7916
Canberra BC ACT 2610

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

 

John Arnold was born in Melbourne. In 1972 he began studying for a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering at the University of Melbourne which he completed with first class honours in 1975. He continued studying at the University of Melbourne and completed a research Master of Engineering Science degree in computer control in 1977.

On 6 February 1978, he joined the staff of the University of New South Wales as a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Military Studies at the Royal Military College, Duntroon in the Department of Electrical Engineering. As part of this appointment, he began study towards a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in the area of image and video compression. He was appointed as a Lecturer in 1980. He successfully completed his PhD in 1983.

He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1988 and to Associate Professor in 1995. In 1997, he was appointed as Professor of Electrical Engineering and became Head of the School of Electrical Engineering in 1998. Following the major restructure that occurred at UNSW@ADFA in 2003, he became Head of the new School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, a position that he held through to his appointment as Deputy Rector in September 2006.

Professor Arnold’s research interests have remained in the area of image and video compression and his research group has been a major player in the development of the international standards by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). MPEG is responsible for the technical standards behind digital television as well as the MP3 standard used in portable music players.

Professor Arnold’s teaching has concentrated on digital systems, communications and video compression in recent years although he has taught over a wide range of topics during his career. He has also presented numerous short courses on digital television technology primarily to technical staff from the television industry.

 

Journal articles

Muhit AA; Pickering MR; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2012, 'Video Coding using Fast Geometry-Adaptive Partitioning and an Elastic Motion Model', Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 23, pp. 31 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvcir.2011.07.003

Lo EHS; Pickering MR; Frater M; Arnold J, 2011, 'Image Segmentation from Scale & Rotation Invariant Texture Features from the Double Dyadic Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform', Image and Vision Computing, vol. 29, pp. 15 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imavis.2010.08.004

Muhit AA; Pickering MR; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2010, 'Video Coding Using Elastic Motion Model and Larger Blocks', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 20, pp. 661 - 672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCSVT.2010.2045804

Paul M; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2009, 'An efficient mode selection prior to the actual encoding for H.264/AVC encoder', IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 11, pp. 581 - 588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMM.2009.2017610

Shen Z; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2008, 'Quad-tree block-based binary shape coding', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 18, pp. 845 - 850, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCSVT.2008.919086

Biswas M; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2008, 'Multiple description wavelet video coding employing a new tree structure', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 18, pp. 1361 - 1368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCSVT.2008.2004916

Macnicol J; Pickering M; Frater M; Arnold J, 2006, 'Network traffic demand patterns for video over relative differentiated services networks', Signal Processing: Image Communication, vol. 21, pp. 169 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.image.2005.09.003

Zhang F; Macnicol JR; Pickering MR; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2006, 'Efficient streaming packet video over differentiated services networks', IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 8, pp. 1005 - 1009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMM.2006.879865

Arnold JF; Frater MR; Pickering MR; Wei J; Boman JA; Zeng AW, 2005, 'Tile-Boundary Artifact Reduction Using Odd Tiel Size and the Low-Pass First Convention', IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 14, pp. 1033 - 1042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIP.2005.849772

Arnold JF; Frater MR; Macnicol JR, 2005, 'Scalable Video Coding by Stream Morphing', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 15, pp. 306 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCSVT.2004.841692

Macnicol JR; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2003, 'Rate Control for MPEG-2 SNR Scalability and Stream Morphing Using Codeword Estimation and Overhead Modelling', Signal Processing - Image Communication, vol. 18, pp. 837 - 853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.image.2003.08.014

Frater MR; Arnold JF; Vahedian A, 2001, 'Impact of Audio on Subjective Assessment of Video Quality in video conferencing applications', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 11, pp. 1059 - 1062, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.946522

Grasse M; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2000, 'Testing VBR video traffic for stationarity', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 10, pp. 448 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.836291

Frater MR; Lee WY; Pickering MR; Arnold JF, 2000, 'Error concealment in video coding of arbitrarily shaped objects', Signal Processing - Image Communication, vol. 15, pp. 631 - 641, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0923-5965(99)00042-9

Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2000, 'Coding of 12-bit video from thermal imaging systems', Signal Processing - Image Communication, vol. 15, pp. 907 - 916, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0923-5965(99)00038-7

Lee WS; Pickering MR; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2000, 'A robust codec for transmission of very low bit-rate video over channels with bursty errors', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 10, pp. 1403 - 1412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.889033

Arnold JF; Frater MR; Wang Y, 2000, 'Efficient drift-free signal-to-noise ratio scalability', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 10, pp. 70 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.825862

Zhang G; Arnold JF; Frater MR, 2000, 'A cell loss concealment technique for MPEG 2 coded video', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 10, pp. 659 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.845011

Vahedina A; Arnold JF; Frater MR; Cavenor MC; Godara LC, 1999, 'Improving Videophone Subjective Quality using Audio Information', International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, vol. 10, pp. 86 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-1098(1999)10:13.0.CO;2-B

Mathew R; Arnold JF, 1999, 'Efficient layered video coding using data partitioning', Signal Processing: Image Communication, vol. 14, pp. 761 - 782, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0923-5965(98)00042-3

Grasse M; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 1999, 'A new approach to long-range dependence in variable bit rate video traffic', Telecommunication Systems, vol. 12, pp. 79 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1019134409970

Zhou X; Baird JP; Arnold JF, 1999, 'Fringe-orientation estimation by use of a Gaussian gradient filter and neighboring-direction averaging', Applied Optics, vol. 38, pp. 795 - 804, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.000795

Arnold JF; Frater MR; Zhang J, 1999, 'Error Resilience in the MPEG-2 Video Coding Standard for Cell Based Networks - A Review', Signal Processing - Image Communication, vol. 14, pp. 607 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0923-5965(98)00059-9

Frater MR; Arnold JF; Zhang J, 1999, 'MPEG 2 Video Error Resilience Experiments: The Importance of Considering the Impact of the Systems Layer', Signal Processing - Image Communication, vol. 14, pp. 269 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0923-5965(98)00013-7

Zhou X; Baird JP; Arnold JF, 1999, 'Fringe Orientation Estimation using Gaussian Gradient Filter and Neighbouring Direction Averaging', Applied Optics, vol. 38, pp. 795 - 804

Pickering MR; Arnold JF; Cavenor MC, 1997, 'A VBR Rate Control Algorithm for MPEG-2 Video Coders with Perceptually Adaptive Quantisation and Traffic Shaping', Signal Processing - Image Communication, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0923-5965(96)00026-4

Mathew R; Arnold JF, 1997, 'Layered coding using bitstream decomposition with drift correction', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 7, pp. 882 - 891, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.644068

Ryan MJ; Arnold JF, 1997, 'The Lossless Compression of AVIRIS Images by Vector Quantization', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 35, pp. 546 - 550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/36.581964

Pickering MR; Arnold JF; Frater MR, 1997, 'An Adaptive Search Length Algorithm for Block Matching Motion Estimation', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 7, pp. 906 - 912, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.644070

Lee WS; Pickering MR; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 1997, 'Error resilience in Video and Multiplexing Layers for Very Low Bit-Rate Video Coding Systems', IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 15, 9, pp. 1764 - 1774, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/49.650049

Zhang J; Frater MR; Arnold JF; Percival TM, 1997, 'MPEG2 Video Services for Wireless ATM Networks', IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 15, 1, pp. 119 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/49.553683

Ryan MJ; Arnold JF, 1997, 'Lossy Compression of Hyperspectral Data Using Vector Quantization', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 61, pp. 419 - 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0034-4257(97)00054-0

Roger RE; Arnold JR, 1996, 'Reliably estimating the noise in AVIRIS hyperspectral images', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 17, pp. 1951 - 1962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431169608948750

Arnold JR; Cavenor MC, 1996, 'A practical course in digital video commnications based on MATLAB', IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 39, pp. 127 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/13.502057

Pickering MR; Frater MR; Arnold JF; Grigg MW, 1996, 'An error concealment technique in the spatial frequency domain', Signal Processing, vol. 54, pp. 185 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0165-1684(96)00156-9

Hollier CJ; Arnold JF; Cavenor MC, 1994, 'The Effect of a Loop Filter on Circulating Noise in Interframe Video Coders', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 4, pp. 442 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.313139

Pickering MR; Arnold JF, 1994, 'A Perceptually Efficient Vbr Rate Control Algorithm', IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 3, pp. 527 - 532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/83.334988

Roger RE; Arnold JF, 1994, 'Reversible Image Compression Bounded by Noise', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 32, pp. 19 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/36.285185

Zhang X; Cavenorand MC; Arnold JF, 1993, 'Adaptive Quadtree Coding of Motion-Compensated Image Sequences for Use on the Broadband ISDN', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 3, pp. 222 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.224232

Arnold JF; Cavenor MC, 1986, 'Transmission of Images using an Adaptive Ternary Delta Modulator', IEE Proceedings F: Communications Radar and Signal Processing, vol. 133, pp. 543 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/ip-f-1.1986.0088

Arnold JF; Cavenor MC, 1981, 'Improvements to the Constant Area Quantization Bandwidth Compression Scheme', IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 29, pp. 1818 - 1823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCOM.1981.1094939

Conference Papers

Hasan MM; Arnold JF; Frater MR, 2015, 'A Novel Quality Assessment of Transmitted 3D Videos Based on Binocular Rivalry Impact', in Murshed M; Thomas S (ed.), Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), 2015, IEEE, Cairns, Australia, pp. 297 - 301, presented at 31st Picture Coding Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 31 May 2015 - 03 June 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PCS.2015.7170094

Hasan MM; Arnold JF; Frater MR, 2014, 'No-reference quality assessment of 3D videos based on human visual perception', in 2014 International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D), IEEE, Liege, pp. 1 - 6, presented at 2014 International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D), Liege, 09 December 2014 - 11 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IC3D.2014.7032585

Hasan MM; Arnold JF; Frater MR, 2014, 'Subjective evaluation and statistical analysis for improved frame-loss error concealment of 3D videos', in Gatt E (ed.), 2014 IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference, IEEE, Malta, pp. 181 - 184, presented at 2014 IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference, Malta, 07 December 2014 - 10 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VCIP.2014.7051534

Tarannum N; Pickering MR; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2010, 'Transform-domain super resolution for improved motion-compensated prediction', in ISCAS 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: Nano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems, pp. 2187 - 2190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2010.5537198

Biswas M; Frater MR; Pickering MR; Arnold JF, 2009, 'Improved Packetization of Motion Parameters for Error Resilient Transmission of Wavelet Video', in Picture Coding Symposium, 2009. PCS 2009, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, presented at 27th Picture Coding Symposium (PCS 2009), Chicago IL, 06 May 2009 - 08 May 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PCS.2009.5167344

Lo EH; Pickering MR; Frater MR; Arnold JF, 2009, 'Query by Example using Invariant Features from the Double Dyadic Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform', in Proceeding of the ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, ACM, New York, NY, pp. 28 - 35, presented at ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, Santorini, Greece, 08 July 2009 - 10 July 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1646396.1646403

Biswas M; Frater MR; Arnold JF; Pickering MR, 2008, 'Compressing video for networks - Optimized coding in resilient framework', in Proceedings - Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2008, pp. 505 - 512, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DICTA.2008.36