Michael J. Horowitz

Engineer, Person

1964 –

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Who is Michael J. Horowitz?

Michael J. Horowitz is an American electrical engineer who actively participated in the creation of the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and H.265/HEVC video coding standards. He is co-inventor of flexible macroblock ordering, and tiles, essential features in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and H.265/HEVC, respectively.

Horowitz also has contributed to the early productization of several video coding standards facilitating commercial adoption of those standards including:

2000 – At Polycom, architect and developer of the first commercially available in-product implementation of macroblock-adaptive multiple reference frames. Macroblock-adaptive multiple reference frames has become a mainstay in subsequent video coding standards.

2003 – At Polycom, architect and lead engineer of the team that produced the first commercially available in-product implementation of H.264/AVC.

2008 – At Vidyo, architect and lead engineer of the team that developed the first commercially available in-product implementation of H.264 SVC

2012 – At eBrisk Video, architect and lead engineer of the team that developed one of the first commercially available implementations of H.265/HEVC.

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Born
Jan 2, 1964
United States of America
Also known as
  • Michael Horowitz
Profession
Education
  • Cornell University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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