The SMPTE Student Paper Award Winners

2010
Justin Kovar
, For the paper: “Challenges in the Migration of Analog Closed Captioning.”

Justin Kovar was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and lived in the area until 2004, when he moved to Austin, Texas.  He received a BA in English from Texas State University in 2008 and is currently finishing his master's degree at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, with a focus on digital preservation.

Justin currently works as a digitization intern at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.  Recent projects and jobs include an appointment as Graduate Research Assistant for The University of Texas's Historical Music Recordings Collection, Digitization/Records Management for The University of Texas's College of Communication, creating a migration plan for synchronized ADATs during a Capstone for The UT Videogame Archive at The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, as well as developing an annual summer video workshop for teens in the Bryan-College Station Public Library System.


2007
Glenn Chan
, for the paper, “Towards Better Chroma Subsampling.” 

2005
Ben Brunkhardt
, for the paper, "Large Format Negative Repurposing (LFNR) – Method for Recomposing Large Format Media."

1991
Scott D. Elliott
, for the paper, “High-Definition TV:  The Television Standard(s) of the Future.”