Pedro Assuncao received the Licenciado and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1988 and 1993, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Essex, UK, in 1998. He is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering and Multimedia Communication Systems at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and researcher at the Instituto de Telecommunicacoes, Portugal. He is author/co-author of more than one hundred papers in conferences and journals, eight book chapters and four US patents. His current research interests include video and light field coding, complexity control and networking, multiple description coding, error concealment and quality evaluation in audiovisual communications.