Sergio Goma, Qualcomm

Sergio Goma, Qualcomm

Sergio Goma (SM) received the B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees from the “Univesitatea Politehnica Timisara” University, Timisoara, Romania, in 1994, 1995 and 1998 respectively, all in computer engineering. Since 2008, Dr. Goma is the Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies where he leads the R&D and standardization group for imaging. Previously, Dr. Goma was the Principal Member of Technical Staff at AMD and prior to AMD, Dr. Goma was the Architect of the imaging processing solution present in the Imageon series of chips at ATI.

Dr. Goma was a technical subgroup chair of CPIQ (Camera Phone Image Quality) – currently IEEE P1858, building and standardizing image quality test metrics and methodologies across the industry to correlate objective test results with human perception, and combine this data into a meaningful consumer rating system.

Dr. Goma was the technical lead for the AMD and ATI contributions to the standardization of serial camera interface MIPI CSI-2SM which is the most widely used camera interface in the mobile industry. It has achieved widespread adoption for its ease of use and ability to support a broad range of high-performance applications, including 1080p, 4K, 8K and beyond video, and high-resolution photography. His technical solutions were accepted as the core technologies for both MIPI-CSI2 and MIPI-DSI (e.g. MIPI specific ECC code, system definition and example implementation of the MIPI-CSI2, etc) becoming the foundation of MIPI-CSI2. Also, he drove the interoperability implementations of MIPI-CSI2 across industry, being a co-author of the AMD/ATI CSI2 implementation.

Before ATI, Dr. Goma was designing high performance CCD and CMOS cameras and imaging systems used in metrology and industrial automation in companies like Photon Dynamics (currently Orbotech), Taymer Industries and others. Dr. Goma serves as Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2013-Present); IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging (2015-Present); and Springer Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (2009-Present); Committee Member, IS&T’s HVEI – Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Conference (2008-Present); and PMIIC – Photography, Mobile and Immersive Imaging Conference (2007-Present). He has served as Vice President of Society, Imaging Science and Technology (2014-2018); Committee Member, Computational Imaging Special Interest Group since its inception in 2015 until it became the Computational Imaging Technical Committee where he continues to serve as Associate Member.

Dr. Goma has received the 2014 Society for Imaging and Technology Service Award for serving as the 2014 Electronic Imaging Symposium Chair and for leading the efforts for IS&T sole management of the Symposium beginning in 2016.

Dr. Goma’s research interests include programmable hardware architectures and hardware accelerators for imaging, computational photography and integrated imaging sensors, image quality, image processing and computer vision.