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EURASIP Board of Directors elections 2016 

EURASIP is managed by the Board of Directors (BoD). EURASIP BoD elections are held every two years. The EURASIP Advisory Committee confirms the BoD election results and appointments. All elected BoD members serve four year terms.

On December 31st, 2016, three current BoD voting members are ending their term (Fulvio Gini, Patrick Naylor and Ana Perez-Neira). Listed below are the biographies of the candidates that will appear on the 2016 election ballot.

An electronic procedure will be used to collect votes and the results will be announced  during the Opening Ceremony of EUSIPCO 2016, Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday morning August 30.

Electronic voting starts on Monday June 20 and ends on Saturday August 20, 2016 To cast their votes, EURASIP members are invited to visit the membership server, log in and follow the link to 'Elections 2016. Each voter casts exactly three weighted votes, with weights 3 (1st choice), 2 (2nd choice) and 1 (3rd choice), respectively.

When votes are properly registered, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the address in the membership profile. Electronic voting takes place in a manner that preserves voter anonymity. Questions related to the voting procedure may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Candidates Biographies

(The candidates appear in alphabetical order by their last name.)


 

Kostas Berberidis received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering from DUTH, Greece, in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree in signal processing and communications from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1990. During 1991, he worked at the Signal Processing Laboratory of the National Defense Research Center. From 1992 to 1994 and from 1996 to 1997, he was a researcher at the Computer Technology Institute (CTI), Patras, Greece. In period 1994/95 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at CCETT/CNET, Rennes, France. Since December 1997, he has been with the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID), University of Patras, where he is currently a Professor, and Head of the Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory.  Also, since 2008, he has been Director of the Signal Processing & Communications Research Unit of CTI. He has been active in areas as:  distributed adaptive signal processing, digital communications, system identification, wireless sensor networks, array signal processing, smart grid etc. He has published more than 150 papers in refereed international technical journals and proceedings of international conferences.  He is co-author of four international patents as well as co-author of three technical books.  He has been the principal investigator of more than 30 national, EU and bilateral projects. Prof. Berberidis has served as a member of scientific and organizing committees of several high quality international conferences, as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and the ELSEVIER Pattern Recognition journal . Moreover, he has served as a Guest Editor for the EURASIP JASP and as member of the Best Paper Awarding Committee for EURASIP JASP Journal (from 2009 – today). Also, since February 2010 he has been serving as Chair of the Greece Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Also, currently, he is a member of the “Signal Processing Theory and Methods” Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and the “Signal Processing for Communications and Electronics” Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society.  Moreover, since August 2015 he has been a member of the EURASIP Special Area Teams “Theoretical and Methodological Trends for Signal Processing” and “Signal Processing for Multisensor Systems”.  He is a Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and the EURASIP, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

 


A. Enis Cetin is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Currently, he is a visiting professor at UC San Diego on sabbatical leave from Bilkent. His team developed a predictive split VQ for Line Spectrum Frequency (LSF) vectors in early 1990’s. This approach is adopted by the speech coding standard G.729 and a similar approach was adapted by the current GSM speech encoder. He was a consultant to Visioprime, Surrey UK and Honeywell Video Systems, UK, and Renault-Turkey. He was a member of the founding team of the wide-angle camera design company, Grandeye (www.oncamgrandeye.com) which has now branches in Turkey, India, the US and the UK. The Grandeye omnidirectional security camera received a design award at IFSEC Trade Fair, Birmingham, UK. His group developed video based wildfire detection systems, which are installed in more than 100 locations in Turkey, the US, Singapore and Cyprus. He has five US patents. He is the co-author of the book “Methods and Techniques for Fire Detection: Signal, Image and Video Processing Perspectives,” with Bart Merci, O. Günay, B. U. Töreyin and Steven Verstockt, published by Academic Press in January 2016. He got his Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania in 1987. He was Assistant Professor at University of Toronto before joining Bilkent in 1989. He was elected Fellow of IEEE for contributions to signal and image recovery in 2010. He has been an Assoc. Editor of EURASIP journals Signal Processing and JASP, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, and IEEE TCSVT. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Signal, Image and Video Processing, Springer.  He was the co-chair of IEEE-EURASIA NSIP Workshop in 1999 and technical co-chair of EUSIPCO in 2005, Antalya, Turkey.

 


Nuria González Prelcic  is currently an Associate Professor in the Signal Theory and Communications Department, University of Vigo, Spain. She has held visiting positions with the University of Texas at Austin (2014 and 2015). She is currently the head of the Atlantic Research Center for Information and Communication Technologies (AtlantTIC) at the University of Vigo. Her main research interests include signal processing theory and signal processing for wireless communications: filter banks, compressive sampling and estimation, multicarrier modulation, channel estimation and MIMO processing for millimeter wave communications. She has co-authored around 20 journal and conference papers in the topic of signal processing for mmWave communications since December 2014, including a tutorial recently published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. She has also served as guest editor for the forthcoming special issue of this journal on signal processing for mmWave wireless communications. She has co-organized with Prof. Robert Heath two special sessions on mmWave communications at SPAWC 2015 and Asilomar 2016.

 


Magnus Jansson received the Master of Science, Technical Licentiate, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1992, 1995 and 1997, respectively. During 1997-98 he had a lecturer position in the Control Department at KTH. Since 1998 he has had various positions in the Signal Processing Department at KTH: 1998-2003 Assistant Professor, 2003-2012 Associate Professor, and since 2013 Professor. In January 2002 he was appointed Docent in Signal Processing at KTH. Dr. Jansson spent one year during 1998-99 as a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, funded by a prestigious Post-Doc grant from the former Swedish Research Council. Dr Jansson served as Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters 2008-2012, and Senior Area Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2012-2014). He served as Area chair for the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2011-2015, and as Local arrangements chair for the 16th IEEE Int. Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2015), Stockholm, Sweden. He has been an Associate member of IEEE Signal Processing SAM Technical Committee since 2001. Currently he is Associate Editor of EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (2007- ), and EURASIP Signal Processing (2015-). His research interests include statistical signal processing; navigation and positioning, sensor array processing, time series analysis, and system identification.

 


Patrick Naylor received the BEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, U.K., in 1986 and the PhD degree in Signal Processing from Imperial College London, U.K., in 1990. Since then he has been a member of academic staff in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. His research interests are in the areas of signal processing for audio and acoustics as well as speech signal processing. He has worked mainly on adaptive signal processing, blind system identification, microphone array processing and, in particular, dereverberation. Important current topics in his work include acoustic signal processing for robot audition, binaural hearing aid speech processing and enhancement, forensic audio processing, speech production modelling with particular focus on the analysis of the voice source signal, and signal processing for bioacoustics. He has been serving as a director of EURASIP since 2012 and is currently Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing and a member of the IEEE Technical Directions Board. He has served as co-Technical Chair of EUSIPCO 2009 and Publicity Chair of ICASSP 2011, Tutorial Chair of EUSIPCO 2015 and will also be one of the chairs of the forthcoming ICASSP 2019. He has been associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing and, previously, IEEE Signal Processing Letters. In addition to his academic research, he enjoys several fruitful links with industry in the UK, USA and in mainland Europe.

 


Toon van Waterschoot received MSc (2001) and PhD (2009) degrees in Electrical Engineering, both from KU Leuven, Belgium. He is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. He has previously held teaching and research positions with the Antwerp Maritime Academy, the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT), and the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) in Belgium, with Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, and with the University of Lugano in Switzerland. His research interests are in signal processing, machine learning, and numerical optimization, applied to acoustic signal enhancement, acoustic modeling, audio analysis, and audio reproduction. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the European FP7-PEOPLE Marie Curie Initial Training Network DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech).
Dr. van Waterschoot has been serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and for the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Music, and Speech Processing, and as a Guest Editor for Elsevier Signal Processing. He is a Nominated Officer for the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and a member of the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee (AASP-TC). He has been serving as an Area Chair for Speech Processing at the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2010, 2013-2015) and as General Chair of the 60th AES International Conference in Leuven, Belgium (2016). He is a member of EURASIP, IEEE, ASA, and AES.