Dr. Debargha Mukherjee received his M.S./Ph.D. degrees in ECE from University of California Santa Barbara in 1999. Thereafter, through 2009 he was with Hewlett Packard Laboratories, conducting research on video/image coding and processing. Since 2010 he has been with Google Inc., where he is currently involved with open-source video codec research and development. Prior to that he was responsible for video quality control and 2D-3D conversion on YouTube. Debargha has authored/co-authored more than 100 papers on various signal processing topics, and holds more than 60 US patents, with many more pending. He has delivered many workshops and talks on Google’s royalty-free line of codecs and recently AV1 since 2012. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and has previously served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Image Processing; He is also a member of the IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (IVMSP TC).