# My Research Interests

My primary interest is in the processing of M-D signals. Currently,
I am looking at ways to enhance and encode M-D signals using unconventional
scanning methods.
Conventional processing methods assume the raster scan approach in their
designs. This often results in stability problems due to edge discontinuity.
In addition, only correlation along one of the dimensions can be accessed
through the raster scan. This is very inefficient considering the amount
of correlation in the M-D signals such as images or videos.
In order to reduce the edge discontinuity and also better exploit the
correlation in the signal, I have decided to use a continuous scan in
place of the rasterscan.

One such scan is the Peanoscan (also known as Peano-Hilbert scan),
which is based on the Hilbert curve. The Hilbert
curve is a continuous, non-differentiable curve
that has the ability to fill a finite rectangular M-D space.
This is not a new idea; it has been applied to
image compression.
My objective now is to discover any benefits
that can be obtained from such a scanning operation and investigate ways
to incorporate them into the processing of the signal.

### Other Interests

Beside prcoessing using unconventional scanning, I am also interested
in the following areas with applications on M-D DSP:

- fractals
- chaos
- neural networks

17th Nov 1994

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