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EURASIP Board of Directors elections 2018

EURASIP is managed by the Board of Directors (BoD). EURASIP BoD elections are held every two years. The EURASIP General Assembly confirms the BoD election results and appointments. All elected BoD members serve a three year term.

On December 31st, 2018, four current BoD voting members will end their term (Fernando Pereira, Jean-Luc Dugelay, Alle-Jan van der Veen and Abdelhak Zoubir, who will move to a non-voting member of the BoD as Past-President). Listed below are the biographies of the candidates that will appear on the 2018 election ballot.

An electronic procedure will be used to collect votes, and the results will be announced during the Opening Ceremony of EUSIPCO 2018, Rome, Italy, on Tuesday morning September 4.

Electronic voting starts on July 6 and ends on Saturday August 25, 2018. To cast your vote as a EURASIP Member, you are invited to visit the membership server, log in and follow the link to 'Elections 2018'. Each voter casts exactly four weighted votes, with weights 4 (1st choice), 3 (2nd choice), 2 (3rd choice) and 1 (4th choice).

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.)


Luis Castedo is a Professor in the University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain. He received the PhD Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain, in 1993. Since 1994 he has been a faculty member in the Department of Computer Engineering at UDC where he became Professor in 2001 and acted as Chairman between 2003 and 2009. He had previously held several research appointments at the University of Southern California (USC) and École supérieure d'électricité (SUPELEC). Since 2014 he is also Manager of the Communications and Electronic Technologies (TEC) program in the State Research Agency of Spain.
Prof. Castedo is coauthor of more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He has also been principal investigator in more than 50 research projects funded by public organizations and private companies. He has advised 14 PhD dissertations. His papers have received three best student paper awards at the IEEE/ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas in 2007, at the IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications in 2013, and at the IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) in 2017. He is General Co-Chair of the 8th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop in 2014, and the 27th European Signal Processing Conference in 2019. Prof. Castedo research interests are signal processing, coding, hardware prototyping and experimental evaluation in wireless communications engineering.

Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi received his M.Sc. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. In 1993, he was a research engineer at the Corporate Research Laboratories of Sony Corporation in Tokyo, where he conducted research on advanced video compression techniques for storage applications. In 1994, he served as a research consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories working on very low bitrate video coding. He is currently Professor at EPFL heading its Multimedia Signal Processing Group. He is also Convenor (Chairman) of JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) standardization committee. Prof. Ebrahimi has been the recipient of various distinctions and awards, such as the IEEE and Swiss national ASE award, the SNF-PROFILE grant for advanced researchers, Several ISO-Certificates for key contributions to MPEG and JPEG standards as well as the best paper award of IEEE Trans. on Consumer Electronics. He became a Fellow of the international society for optical engineering (SPIE) in 2003. Prof. Ebrahimi has initiated more than two-dozen National, European and International cooperation projects with leading companies and research institutes around the world. He is also the head of the Swiss delegation to SC29 which oversees activities of both JPEG and MPEG standardization committees. He is a co-founder of Genista SA, a high-tech start-up company in the field of multimedia quality metrics. In 2002, he founded Emitall SA, start-up active in the area of media security and surveillance. In 2005, he founded EMITALL Surveillance SA, a start-up active in the field of privacy and protection. He is or has been associate Editor with various IEEE, SPIE, and EURASIP journals, such as IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, EURASIP Image Communication Journal, EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, SPIE Optical Engineering Magazine. Prof. Ebrahimi is a member of Scientific Advisory Board of various start-up and established companies in the general field of Information Technology. His research interests include still, moving and 3D image processing and coding, visual information security (rights protection, watermarking, authentication, data integrity, steganography, privacy), new media, and human computer interfaces (smart vision, brain computer interface).He is the author or the co-author of more than 200 research publications, and holds 14 patents. Prof. Ebrahimi is a member of EURASIP, IEEE, SPIE, ACM and IS&T. 

Christoph F. Mecklenbräuker received the Dipl.-Ing. degree (Hons.) in electrical engineering from Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria, in 1992, and the Dr.-Ing. degree (Hons.) from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 1998. His doctoral dissertation on matched field processing received the Gert-Massenberg Prize in 1998. From 1997 to 2000, he was with Siemens, Vienna. He was a delegate to the Third-Generation Partnership Project and engaged in the standardization of the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System. From 2000 to 2006, he was a Senior Researcher with the Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien, Vienna, Austria, in the field of mobile communications. In 2006, he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Germany, as a Full Professor. From 2009 to 2016, he led the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Wireless Technologies for Sustainable Mobility. He has authored approximately 100 papers in international journals and conferences, for which he has also served as a Reviewer, and holds eight patents in the field of mobile cellular networks. His research interests include vehicular connectivity, ultra-wideband radio, and multiple-input-multiple-output techniques for wireless systems. He is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing, Antennas and Propagation, and Vehicular Technology Societies, the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies e.V., and the European Association for Signal Processing.

Björn Ottersten was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1961. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 1990. He has held research positions with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. From 1996 to 1997, he was the Director of Research with ArrayComm, Inc., a start-up in San Jose, CA, USA, based on his patented technology. In 1991, he was appointed a Professor of signal processing with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. From 1992 to 2004, he was the Head of the Department for Signals, Sensors, and Systems, KTH, and from 2004 to 2008, he was the Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering, KTH. He is currently the Director for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg. As Digital Champion of Luxembourg, he acts as an Adviser to the European Commission. He was a recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award in 2011, EURASIP Meritorious Service Award 2010, and the European Research Council advanced research grant twice, in 2009–2013 and in 2017–2022. He has co-authored journal papers that received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 1993, 2001, 2006, and 2013, and seven other IEEE conference papers best paper awards. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of EURASIP Signal Processing Journal, Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, and the Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of EURASIP Signal Processing Journal, EURASIP Journal of Advances Signal Processing and Foundations & Trends of Signal Processing. He is a fellow of IEEE and EURASIP.

Augusto Sarti received his BS-MS in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua, Italy, in 1988. He then received his Ph.D. from a joint program between UniPD and UC Berkeley. In 1993 he joined the faculty of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where he is currently a full professor. He also holds a Full Professorship (adjunct) at UC Davis, California. His research interests are in the area of multimedia signal processing, with particular focus on audio and acoustic signal processing. He coordinated or contributed to over 30 EU-funded projects, and several grants from the USA and Australian agencies. He coauthored nearly 300 journal and conference articles, as well as numerous patents in the multimedia signal processing area. He coordinates the activities of two PoliMI laboratories: the Sound and Music Computing Lab; and the Musical Acoustics Lab. He is also the promoter and coordinator of the new M.Sci. program of PoliMI named "Music and Acoustic Engineering. He is an elected member of the Audio and Acoustics Signal Processing Technical Committee (AASP-TC). He is currently Senior Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters and Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing (for which he recently received the “Outstanding Editorial Board Member Awards” by IEEE SPS). As far as EURASIP is concerned, he is the founder and chairman of the Special Area Team (SAT) on “Acoustic, Speech and Music Signal Processing” (ASMSP). He is also co-founder and member of the European Acoustics Association (EAA) Technical Committee on Audio Signal Processing. He was co-chairman of the 2005 Edition of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS); chairman of the Digital Audio Effects conference, DAFx, 2009 and he is currently co-chairman of IEEE Waspaa 2019. He was in numerous organizing committees, including ICASSP 2014, ICDSC 2009, HAVE-09, and he is currently Technical Co-Chair of EUSIPCO 2018.

Jean-Yves TOURNERET (SM’08) received the ingénieur degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, d’Electrotechnique, d’Informatique, d’Hydraulique et des Télécommunications (ENSEEIHT) de Toulouse in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree from the National Polytechnic Institute from Toulouse in 1992. He is currently a professor in the university of Toulouse (ENSEEIHT) and a member of the IRIT laboratory (UMR 5505 of the CNRS). His research activities are centered around statistical signal and image processing with a particular interest to Bayesian and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. He has been involved in the organization of several conferences including the European conference on signal processing EUSIPCO'02 (program chair), the international conference ICASSP’06 (plenaries), the statistical signal processing workshop SSP’12 (international liaisons), the International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing CAMSAP 2013 (local arrangements), the statistical signal processing workshop SSP'2014 (special sessions), the workshop on machine learning for signal processing MLSP’2014 (special sessions). He has been the general chair of the CIMI workshop on optimization and statistics in image processing hold in Toulouse in 2013 (with F. Malgouyres and D. Kouamé), of the International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing in 2015 (with P. Djuric) and 2019 (with D. Brie). He has been a member of different technical committees including the Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2001-2007, 2010-2015) and the EURASIP SAT committee on Theoretical and Methodological Trends in Signal Processing (TMTSP). He has been serving as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2008-2011, 2015-present) and for the EURASIP journal on Signal Processing (2013-present).

Alle-Jan van der Veen is a Full Professor in Signal Processing at TU Delft, The Netherlands, and Fellow of the IEEE and of EURASIP. He was chairman of the IEEE SPS Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and Chairman of the IEEE SPS Fellow Reference Committee. At present, he is chairman of the IEEE SPS Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee, chairman of the IEEE Kilby Medal selection committee, and Director of Publications of EURASIP. His research interests are in the general area of system theory applied to signal processing, and in particular algebraic methods for array signal processing, with applications to wireless communications and radio astronomy.