UCSB Engineering

Jerry Gibson


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jerry Gibson


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560

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Research Description

Data, speech, image, and video compression, multimedia over networks, wireless communications, information theory, and digital signal processing.

Research Groups


Jerry D. Gibson is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is co-author of the books Digital Compression for Multimedia (Morgan-Kaufmann, 1998) and Introduction to Nonparametric Detection with Applications (Academic Press, 1975 and IEEE Press, 1995) and author of the textbook, Principles of Digital and Analog Communications (Prentice-Hall, second ed., 1993). Dr. Gibson was Associate Editor for Speech Processing for the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1981 to 1985 and Associate Editor for Communications for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 1988-1991. He was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 1996, and served on the Board of Governors of the IT Society for 10 years. He was a member of the Speech Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 1992-1994. Dr. Gibson served as Technical Program Chair and Founder of the 1999 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Technical Program Chair of the 1997 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, and General Co-Chair of the 1993 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. He was an elected Member-at-Large on the Communications Society Board of Governors for 2005-2007. He was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2007-2008, and he is a past member of the IEEE Awards Committee (2008-2010) and the IEEE Medal of Honor Committee (2009-2010).


  • IEEE Medal of Honor Selection Committee, 2009-2010
  • IEEE Awards Committee, 2008-2010
  • Steering Committee, Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, IEEE Communications Society, 2000-2011
  • Chair, External Advisory Board, NSF Science and Technology Center for Science of Information, Purdue (Lead), Berkeley, Bryn Mawr, Howard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, UIUC and UCSD
  • Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, IEEE Communications Society
  • Wireless Communications Technical Committee, IEEE Communications Society


  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Best Paper Award, 2010
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications Recognition Award for contributions in the area of "Wireless Communications Systems and Networks", 2009
  • Co-recipient, IEEE Signal Processing Society Paper Award, 1993
  • Fellow, IEEE, 1992
  • Frederick Emmons Terman Award, 1992
  • NSF Young Investigator, 1974

Selected Publications

  • Spatially Adaptive Filtering for Registration Artifact Removal in HDR Video, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP),  2011, S. Mangiat and J.D. Gibson
  • Rate Distortion Bounds for Speech Coding Based on A Perceptual Distortion Measure (PESQ-MOS), IEEE International conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), July 2011, Y.-Y. Li and J.D. Gibson
  • Rate-Adaptive Information Transmission over MIMO Channels, MIMO Systems, Theory and Applications, February 2011, J.D. Gibson
  • Routing-Aware Multiple Description Video Coding Over Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, February 2011, Y. Liao and J.D. Gibson
  • The 3-dB Transcoding Penalty in Digital Cellular Communications, Information Theory and Applications Workshop, February 2011, J.D. Gibson
  • High Dynamic Range Video with Ghost Removal, SPIE Optical Engineering & Applications, August, 2010, S. Mangiat and J. D. Gibson
  • Spectral Entropy-Based Bit Allocation, International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications (ISITA), October, 2010, M. Bhaskaranand and J.D. Gibson
  • New Rate Distortion Bounds for Natural Videos Based on a Texture Dependent Correlation Mode, EEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 19, No. 8, August, 2009, pp. 1081-1094, J. Hu and J. D. Gibson
  • Throughput Optimization for Wireless LANs in the Presence of Packet Error Rate Constraints, IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 12 No. 1, January, 2008, pp. 11-13, S. Choudhury and J. D. Gibson
  • Video Capacity of WLANs with a Multiuser Perceptual Quality Constraint, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, Vol. 10, No. 8, 2008, pp. 1465-1478, J. Hu, S. Choudhury and J. D. Gibson
  • Multiple Descriptions and Path Diversity for Voice Communications over Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2007, J. Balam and J. D. Gibson
  • Payload Length and Rate Adaptation for Multimedia Communications in Wireless LANs, IEEE J. Selected Areas in Communications, (Special issue on Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Multimedia Communications), 2007, S. Choudhury and J. D. Gibson