The last a few years have been really exciting – media technology has experienced revolutionary changes that would normally take decades in the past. High definition media becomes ubiquitous thanks to the availability of broadband Internet, high–speed cellular data service, broad deployment of digital television, and the convergence of mobile and CE devices. In this presentation, using modern computer architecture as an example, I will take a deeper look at the fundamental computational building blocks and its rapid advances that support such transition.
Hong Jiang is an Intel Fellow and the chief media architect for the Platform Engineering Group and director of the Visual and Parallel Computing Group's Media Architecture at Intel Corporation. He leads the media architecture of processor graphics and its derivatives, including the definition of media hardware and software assets and the group's technology roadmap. As chief media architect - a position he has held since 2002 - Jiang earned recognition for co-inventing the programmable Intel graphics architecture that has powered all Intel client PCs since 2006.
In a previous role as a platform architect at Intel, Jiang contributed to and co-edited key interconnect and video-coding standards. Earlier, as a video architect, he led video decoder and video capture hardware and software definition and implementation for chipset graphics products. Jiang joined Intel in 1996 in the then-newly formed graphics operation in Intel's PCI Component Division.
Jiang has more than 20 journal and conference publications to his name, and he holds over 100 issued and pending patents in the fields of imaging and visual computing, graphics and media architecture, video compression, video processing, inter-chip communication, computer system architecture and processor architecture. He was honored with an Intel Achievement Award in 2011 for outstanding innovation in delivering an industry-leading media architecture.
Jiang received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Academia Sinica, Institute of Electronics, Beijing; and a second master's degree in engineering science from Dartmouth College. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.