Andrew Perkis received his Siv.Ing and Dr. Techn. Degrees in 1985 and 1994, respectively. In 2008 he received an executive Master of Technology Management in cooperation from NTNU, NHH and NUS (Singapore). He has been with NTNU since 1993 and currently holds a chair within Media Technology. His current research focus is within the synergies of art and technology, methods and functionality of content representation, quality assessment and its use within the media value chain. His application focus is on art in public spaces, sensor based digital storytelling, change management and business modelling for the creative and media industry. He was one of the founding authors of the concept of Universal Multimedia Access (UMA) and Quality of Experience (QoE). He is coordinating ARTEC at NTNU, a task force for setting up directions and visions for new research within art and technology as well as directions for innovations in Immersive Media Technology Experiences. He has been involved in the start-up company Adactus and commercial aspects of Digital Cinema role out through running the Norwegian trial project NORDIC. He is currently board member of NxtMedia a nationally funded industry consortium working for the media sector in developing new ways of digital publishing, GAMI – WAN-IFRA Global Alliance for media innovation and NEM – New European Media a European Technology Platform. Currently he is Principle Investigator for NTNU in H2020–ITN-QoE-Net and H2020-IA-VisualMedia. He is member of The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA), senior member of the IEEE, member of ACM, member of The Norwegian Society of Chartered Engineers.
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