Diego Santa Cruz


Dr. Diego Santa Cruz was born in Santiago, Chile, on July 24, 1973. In March 1997 he received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). For the third year of his studies at the EPFL he has awarded a one-year exchange fellowship to study at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department (ECE) of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU – Pittsburgh, PA, USA ). His work concentrated on audio processing. He performed his Diploma work at the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS) at EPFL. It consisted in the study of a multi-feature approach for general-purpose video sequence segmentation. After receiving his Diploma he worked at Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), Geneva as an IT consultant for eight months. In March 1998 he joined the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS) in the Visual Information Processing Group (TV Group) as a PhD student and research assistant, working mainly in the area of image and 3D model compression as well as image security. He finished his PhD in May 2003.


Journal Articles


D. Santa-Cruz; R. Grosbois; T. Ebrahimi : JPEG 2000 performance evaluation and assessment; Signal Processing: Image Communication. 2002.
D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi : Coding of 3D virtual objects with NURBS; Signal Processing. 2002. DOI : 10.1016/S0165-1684(02)00303-1.


D. Santa Cruz; T. Ebrahimi; C. Christopoulos : The JPEG 2000 Image Coding Standard; Dr. Dobb's Journal. 2001.

Conference Papers


D. Santa-Cruz; R. Grosbois; T. Ebrahimi : JJ2000: The JPEG 2000 Reference Implementation in Java. 2003. International JPEG 2000 Workshop.


D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi : Compression of parametric surfaces for efficient 3D model coding. 2002. p. 280-291.
N. Aspert; D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi : MESH: Measuring Errors between Surfaces using the Hausdorff distance. 2002. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Lausanne. p. 705-708.


R. Grosbois; D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi : New approach to JPEG 2000 compliant region of interest coding. 2001. p. 267-275.


D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi; J. Askelof; M. Larsson; C. Christopoulos : JPEG 2000 still image coding versus other standards. 2000.
D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi : A study of JPEG 2000 still image coding versus other standards. 2000. p. 673-676.
D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi : An analytical study of JPEG 2000 functionalities. 2000. p. 49-52.
F. Leprevost; R. Erard; M. Kutter; D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi : How to Bypass the Was-senaar Arrangement: A New Application for Watermarking. 2000. p. 161-164.


D. Santa-Cruz; T. Ebrahimi; M. Larsson; J. Askelof; C. Christopoulos : Region of interest coding in JPEG2000 for interactive client/server applications. 1999. p. 389-394.