Mehrdad Teratani (Panahpourtehrani) received his PhD in Information Electronics from Nagoya University in 2004, and continued as postdoc until 2007. Previously, he was affiliated with KDDI Research and NICT, as a researcher and senior researcher, respectively. Currently, he is an associate professor at Nagoya University. He is an expert in MPEG organization with focus on compression of 3D visual data. His main research interests are 3D video processing and compression.