Set partitioning in hierarchical trees (SPIHT) is an image compression algorithm that exploits the inherent similarities across the subbands in a wavelet decomposition of an image. The algorithm was developed by Brazilian engineer Amir Said with William A. Pearlman in 1996.
- Said, A.; Pearlman, W. A. (1996). "A new, fast, and efficient image codec based on set partitioning in hierarchical trees". IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 6 (3): 243–250. doi:10.1109/76.499834. ISSN 1051-8215. Retrieved 18 October 2019.