Walt Husak

Walt Husak began his career carrying out video objective measurements and radio frequency (RF) multipath testing of high definition television (HDTV) systems proposed for the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) standard. He worked on issues related to global HDTV deployments, including video compression, digital television RF transmission, and overcoming multipath signals in urban and rural environments. He joined Dolby in 2000 as a member of the chief technology officer’s office working on video compression and imaging systems for digital cinema and digital television. He has managed or executed visual quality tests for Digital Cinema Initiatives, ATSC, Dolby, and Moving Picture Experts Group, with a current focus on HDR. He has authored articles and papers for major industry publications and holds several patents. He was also a member of two teams that received Emmy Awards. He currently co-chairs the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) Requirements Group and is the Chair of the USNB for JPEG.