Researchers from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) have been granted the “Best Paper Award for 2012” by ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) Journal from South Korea. ETRI Journal is one of the leading journals in the field of Electronics and Telecommunications, which is indexed by SCI (Science Citation Index).
The award is given to the authors Asst. Prof Dr. Gholamreza Anbarjafari (former PhD student in EMU and current lecturer in Cyprus International University) and his Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering based on their paper  published in ETRI Journal in 2010 in the field of super resolution.
The paper proposes a novel super-resolution technique based on interpolation of the high-frequency subband images obtained by discrete wavelet transform (DWT) and the input image. The high-frequency subband images and the input low-resolution image have been used in generating a super-resolved output image by using inverse DWT. The details of the technique can be found in . The technique can be applied to mobile devices to enhance the quality of the images/video acquired by low resolution cameras. Furthermore, the technique can easily be embedded in display driver controllers for improved graphics in display devices.
As part of the award, the researchers have been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation and an honorarium of 2,000,000 won (South Korean Currency). The following hyperlink can be used to access the page regarding the details of the award by ETRI Journal. http://etrij.etri.re.kr/Cyber/impression.html