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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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MATE5258 Image and Video Compression 10 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jarkko Kari
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

To learn basic information theory and rate-distortion theory. To be able to calculate entropies and rate-distortion functions. To learn lossless and lossy compression techniques and algorithms, and to understand their limitations and suitability in various data compressions setups.


The course introduces the mathematical backround of image compression. Different approaches to image compression are discussed and various algorithms are presented and analysed. Topics include entropy and information, symbol coding, lossless image compression, lossy compression and rate-distortion theory, scalar and vector quantization, image transformations including discrete cosine transform and wavelet transforms.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 56 h 0 h
Exercises 26 h 0 h

Not lectured 2014-2016

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

or weekly exercises and midterm exams


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

K.Sayood: Introduction to data compression, 1996; R.J.Clarke: Digital compression of still images and video, 1995; M.Rabbani: Digital image compression techniques, 1991; W.B.Pennebaker: JPEG still image compression standard, 1993; I.H.Witten: Managing Gigabytes, compressing and indexing documents and images, 1999; G.Strang and T.Nguyen: Wavelets and filter banks, 1997.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Institute of Biomedicine
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
DP in Mathematics and Statistics
DP in Mathematics
DP in Statistics
MDP in Information Security and Cryptography
Finnish Study Modules