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 Pa6ckard Laboratories, conducting research on video/image coding and processing. Since 2010 he has been with Google, where he is currently a Principal Engineer involved with open video codec research and development, notably VP9, AV1 and beyond. 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 100 US patents, with many more pending. He is an IEEE Fellow; currently serves or has served on editorial boards of IEEE journals such as the Trans. on Image Processing and Trans on Circ. and Sys. for Video Technology; and currently serves or has served in IEEE Technical Committees IVMSP and VSP.