Dmitriy Vatolin

Senior Researcher, Head of Lab

Dmitriy Vatolin graduated from the Applied Mathematics department of Moscow State University in 1996. He defended his Ph.D. thesis on computer graphics in 2000. A co-author of a book on data compression (Russian), published in 2003. A co-founder of website — one of the biggest site on data compression and video processing in the world. From 2000 until 2006 took part in 5 start-up computer companies, in 3 as a co-founder, 4 of the companies are operating until now.

Research interests

Video and data compression

  • MP3 ZIP - lossless compressor of MP3 files with 1.2 ratio
  • Visicron Cyclon codec - was the best for videoconferences streams during 2001-2004.
  • MSU Lossless Video Codec - was the best in 2005-2007
  • MSU annual H.264 codec comparisons

Video processing

  • Set of "MSU video filters" - research prototypes, tested with wide auditory (more than 3000000 downloads, strong feedback)
  • Deinterlacer, Frame Rate Conversion and other filters for Samsung TV-sets and Broadcom STB.
  • MSU Video Quality Metrics Tool - the biggest amount of video quality metrics, most was created during projects of self-tuning video filters

3D video

  • Depth from Motion, Focus, Effects and Geometry - set of semi-automatic tools for fast depth reconstruction
  • Depth Propagation and depth editing - set of tools for accurate depth editing
  • Robust practical and fast GPU-accelerated Optical Flow
  • Stereo-multiview Generator with Matting and special occlusion processing
  • Stereo movies testing metrics (Focus mismatch, Color mismatch, Vertical parallax, Channels mismatch and etc).
  • 3D devices testing base


Recent Publications

  1. Stereoscopic quality assessment of 1,000 VR180 videos using 8 metrics. S. Lavrushkin, I. Molodetskikh, K. Kozhemyakov, D. Vatolin. Electronic Imaging, 3D Measurement and Data Processing 2020, 2021
  2. Video-Decoder Power Consumption on Android Devices: Power-Estimation Method, Dataset Creation, and Analysis Results. Р. Казанцев, В. Янушковский, Д. Ватолин. 2021 Data Compression Conference (DCC), 2021
  3. Разработка нейросетевых методов распространения цвета в видео. С. Лаврушкин, Д. Ватолин. Цифровая обработка сигналов, 2020
  4. Neural-Network-Based Detection Methods for Color, Sharpness, and Geometry Artifacts in Stereoscopic and VR180 Videos. S. Lavrushkin, K. Kozhemyakov, D. Vatolin. 2020 International Conference on 3D Immersion (IC3D), 2020
  5. Stereoscopic Dataset from A Video Game: Detecting Converged Axes and Perspective Distortions in S3D Videos. K. Malyshev, S. Lavrushkin, D. Vatolin. 2020 International Conference on 3D Immersion (IC3D), 2020