Principal Video Compression Engineer , MediaKind
Nelson Francisco is a Principal Video Compression Engineer at MediaKind, formerly Ericsson Media Solutions. He joined Ericsson in 2013 to work in the development of core compression and video pre-processing algorithms, having contributed along the years to both hardware and software platforms in the company’s live and on-demand video delivery solutions lineup. His research currently focuses on media processing and delivery applications of AI and ML, ranging from automatic encoder configuration and codec optimizations, all the way to emerging topics such as super-resolution or video semantics analysis. Between 2007 and 2013, he collaborated with the Portuguese Telecommunication Institute (IT) on several government funded projects on the Image and Video compression domains, while being an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal). In 2013, he joined the Multimedia Telecommunication group of the Poznan University of Technology (Poland) as a visitant Post-doc researcher under the European Cooperation in Science and Technology programme, where he focused his work in multi-view video processing. He received a MSc degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal) in 2008, and a PhD in Signal Processing from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 2012, with his thesis receiving an honourable mention in the CAPES awards distinguishing the best Engineering thesis defended in Brazil in that year.