Vivienne Sze

Vivienne Sze is an Associate Professor at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Her research interests include energy-aware signal processing algorithms, and low-power circuit and system design for deep learning, computer vision, autonomous navigation and image/video processing. Prior to joining MIT, she was a Member of Technical Staff in the R&D Center at TI, where she developed algorithms and hardware for the latest video coding standard H.265/HEVC.  She is a co-editor of the book entitled High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC): Algorithms and Architectures (Springer, 2014). 

Prof. Sze received the from the University of Toronto in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degree from MIT in 2006 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, she was awarded the Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize in electrical engineering at MIT for her thesis on “Parallel Algorithms and Architectures for Low Power Video Decoding." She is a recipient of the 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award, the 2016 Google Faculty Research Award, the 2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award, the 2016 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2007 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award and a co-recipient of the 2016 MICRO Top Picks and the 2008 A-SSCC Outstanding Design Award.

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Vivienne Sze, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)