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Ryan Lei, Software Engineer, Video Codec Specialist at Meta


Ryan Lei

Ryan Lei is currently working as a video codec specialist and software engineer in the Video Infra team at Meta. His focus is on algorithms and architecture for cloud based video processing, transcoding, and delivery at large scale for various Meta products. Ryan is also the co-chair of the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) testing subgroup and is actively contributing to the standardisation of AV1 and AV2. Before joining Meta, Ryan worked at Intel as a principal engineer and codec architect. He worked on algorithm implementation and architecture definition for multiple generations of hardware based video codecs, such as AVC, VP9, HEVC and AV1. Ryan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa. His research interests include image/video processing, compression and parallel computing.

Andrey Norkin, Senior Research Scientist at Netflix


Andrey Norkin

Andrey Norkin is a Sr. Research Scientist at Netflix who has been working on new video compression algorithms and encoding techniques for OTT video streaming. He is a co-chair of the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) Codec Working Group and actively contributed to the development of the AV1 video codec. Dr. Norkin also took part in ITU-T and MPEG efforts on developing video compression standards, including HEVC and its extensions, and VVC.

Previously, he was with Ericsson, Sweden, conducting research on video compression and 3D video. He also worked on video encoding techniques for TV broadcasting products at Ericsson TV, Southampton, UK. Andrey Norkin received the Doctor of Science degree in signal processing from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, in 2007.

Krishna Rapaka, Video Researcher at Twitch/Amazon

Krishna Rapaka

Krishna Rapaka

Krishna Rapaka currently works as a Video Researcher at Twitch/Amazon. From 2003 to 2011, he worked on SOC design developing hardware video IP on Texas Instruments and magnum platforms. From 2012 to 2016, he worked in Qualcomm where he participated in ITU-T and MPEG projects on developing and coordinating work on video compression standards. During this effort, he also made multiple technical contributions in scalable video, screen content, 3D and HDR coding technologies. From 2016 he worked in Apple where he conducted research on video encoders and low latency streaming technologies. During this time, Krishna has been actively contributing to the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) towards development of video codec and coordinating software development. Krishna received his MaSc in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada and his research interests are focussed in the areas of multimedia compression/ processing and design of embedded codecs for mobile and streaming applications.


Keran Boyd, Research Analyst, Caretta Research

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Keran Boyd

Keran is a research analyst at Caretta Research with over 10 years experience in running content programmes for B2B media houses, most recently leading the content at the IBC Show. She has global experience working with mediatech and broadcast firms, and has a strong personal interest in climate action. Keran has an LLB from the University of Cape Town and an MSc from the University of Dundee.