Dr. Yasser Syed is a Comcast Distinguished Architect whose work focuses on developing and implementing next generation video technologies and workflows. He works for Comcast’s Advanced Technology team which is part of the VIPER Architecture Group in the Technology Product Xperience (“TPX”) Department of Comcast Cable.
Dr. Syed has contributed a substantial amount of content and effort to many video standards-related areas. Currently, he chairs the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Working Group 7 (WG7) on DASH/Adaptive Streaming, and also leads its Advanced Coding Technologies group which created the High Dynamic Range (HDR) application constraint specifications for the cable industry. He is also receiving this years’ SCTE award for excellence in standards.