Dr. Nicolas Staelens
Nicolas Staelens obtained his Master's degree in Computer Science at Ghent University (Belgium, 2004).
He started his career as an R&D engineer at Televic Healthcare, a Belgian company that develops, designs and manufactures high-end network systems and software applications for the healthcare market.
In 2006, he joined the Internet Based Communication Networks and Services (IBCN) group at Ghent University where he received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science Engineering in February 2013. The topic of his dissertation was "Objective and Subjective Quality Assessment of Video Distributed over IP-based Networks". Currently, he is still working at the same university where his main research focuses on assessing the influence of network impairments on perceived audiovisual quality.
As of 2007, he is also actively participating within the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) and is currently co-chair of the Tools and Subjective Labs support group and the JEG-Hybrid project.