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BoD Elections 2020

EURASIP Board of Directors elections 2020

EURASIP is managed by a Board of Directors that is elected by the members. The EURASIP General Assembly confirms the election results and appointments. All elected Board members serve a three-year term, renewable once.

On December 31st, 2020, three current Board members will end their term: Kostas Berberidis (1st term), Alle-Jan van der Veen (2nd term) and Toon van Waterschoot (1st term).

Listed below are the biographies of the candidates standing in the 2020 election. Online voting starts on Monday August 17th, 2020 and ends at midnight CET on Friday, September 18th, 2020. Members of EURASIP are warmly invited to vote by visiting the membership server, and following the link to 'Elections 2020'. Each voter casts exactly four weighted votes, with weights 4 (1st choice), 3 (2nd choice), 2 (3rd choice) and 1 (4th choice).

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Candidates Biographies

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


Prof. Kostas Berberidis (candidate for re-election) has been with the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID), University of Patras, Greece since 1997, where he is currently a Professor, and Head of SPCLab. Also, since 2018, he is external collaborating faculty with the Industrial Systems Institute. In the past, for more than ten years, he served as Director of the Signal Processing & Communications Research Unit of the Computer Technology Institute “Diophantus”.
His research interests include distributed signal and information processing and learning, adaptive signal processing, signal processing for communications, wireless communications and sensor networks, array signal processing, smart grid etc. He has published more than 180 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 four technical books. He has been the principal investigator of more than 30 national, EU and bilateral projects.
Prof. Berberidis has served or has been serving as member of scientific and organizing committees of several international conferences, as Associate Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters and as a Guest Editor for the EURASIP JASP. From February 2010 until December 2017 he served as Chair of the Greece Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Also, he has served in the “Signal Processing Theory and Methods” Technical Committee of the IEEE SPS, the “Signal Processing for Communications and Electronics” Technical Committee of the IEEE COMSOC and the EURASIP Special Area Team “Theoretical and Methodological Trends for Signal Processing”. Moreover, since August 2015 he is a member of the EURASIP Technical Area Committee “Signal Processing for Multisensor Systems”. Since January 2017 he serves as member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of EURASIP.

Prof. Maria Sabrina Greco is full professor with Dept. of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa. She’s IEEE fellow since Jan. 2011. She was co-recipient of the 2001 and 2012 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society’s Barry Carlton Awards for Best Paper, co-recipient of 2019 EURASIP JASP Best Paper Award, and recipient of the 2008 Fred Nathanson Young Engineer of the Year award for contributions to signal processing, estimation, and detection theory and of IEEE AESS Board of Governors Exceptional Service Award for “Exemplary Service and Dedication and Professionalism, as EiC of the IEEE AES Magazine”. In May-June 2015 and in January-February 2018 she visited as invited Professor the Université Paris-Sud, CentraleSupélec, Paris, France.
She has been general-chair, technical program chair and organizing committee member of many international conferences over the last 10 years. Currently she’s General co-Chair of the 2020 IEEE Radar Conference (Florence, September 2020) and Technical co-Chair of EUSIPCO 2021 (Dublin). She has been lead-guest editor for the special issue on “Advances in Radar Systems for Modern Civilian and Commercial Applications”, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, July/September 2019, guest editor of the special issue on “Machine Learning for Cognition in Radio Communications and Radar” of the IEEE Journal on Special Topics of Signal Processing, lead guest editor of the special issue on "Advanced Signal Processing for Radar Applications" of the IEEE Journal on Special Topics of Signal Processing, guest co-editor of the special issue of the Journal of the IEEE Signal Processing Society on Special Topics in Signal Processing on "Adaptive Waveform Design for Agile Sensing and Communication," and lead guest editor of the special issue of International Journal of Navigation and Observation on” Modelling and Processing of Radar Signals for Earth Observation. She’s Associate Editor of IET Proceedings – Sonar, Radar and Navigation, and IET-Signal Processing, member of the Editorial Board of the Springer Journal of Advances in Signal Processing (JASP). She’s member of the IEEE AESS Board of Governors and has been member of the IEEE SPS BoG (2015-17) and Chair of the IEEE AESS Radar Panel (2015-16). She has been as well SPS Distinguished Lecturer for the years 2014-2015, and now she's AESS Distinguished Lecturer for the years 2015-2020, and AESS VP Publications (2018-20).
Her general interests are in the areas of statistical signal processing, estimation and detection theory. In particular, her research interests include clutter models, coherent and incoherent detection in non-Gaussian clutter, CFAR techniques, radar waveform diversity and bistatic/mustistatic active and passive radars, cognitive radars. Prof. Greco is member of IEEE and EURASIP.

Eduard A. Jorswieck was born in 1975 in Berlin, Germany. He received the Diplom-Ingenieur (M.S.) degree and Doktor-Ingenieur (Ph.D.) degree, both in electrical engineering and computer science, from the Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He was with the Broadband Mobile Communication Networks Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin, Germany, from 2000 to 2008. From 2005 to 2008, he was a Lecturer with the Technische Universität Berlin. From 2006 to 2008, he was with the Signal Processing group in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, as a Postdoctoral Researcher and an Assistant Professor. From 2008 until 2019, he was the head of the Chair of Communications Theory and Full Professor at Dresden University of Technology (TUD), Germany. Since August 2019, he has been the head of the Chair for Communications Systems and Full Professor and since April 2020, he has been the managing director of the Institute of Communications Technology at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany. Eduard's main research interests are in the broad area of communications. He has published more than 125 journal papers, 14 book chapters, 3 monographs, and some 290 conference papers on these topics. In 2006, together with Holger Boche he received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. Since 2002, Eduard students and he have won eight best paper awards at conferences. Dr. Jorswieck is IEEE Fellow. He is member of the EURASIP TAC SPCN since 2019 and member of the IEEE SAM Technical Committee since 2015. He was member of the IEEE SPCOM TC from 2008-2013. Since 2017, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He currently serves on the editorial board for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters 2008-2011 and 2011-2013 as senior editor, of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 2011-2015 and of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2013-2019.

Gema Piñero received her M.Sc. from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 1990, and her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain, in 1997, both in Electrical Engineering. She is currently a Full Professor at the UPV. Since 1995 she has led or contributed to 30 private and public funded projects on array signal processing for acoustics and communications, active noise control, sound perception and acoustic sensor networks. She has co-authored more than 80 papers in international journals and conferences, serving in the Technical Committee in some of them. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Digital Signal Processing Journal. From 2005 to 2011 she led the Research Office of the UPV and since 2016 she is the Secretary of the Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM), the leading research center on electrical engineering of the Valencia region. From 2013 to 2016 she served in the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Women in Engineering. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011) and the Imperial College London (2016). She is a Senior member of the IEEE, member of the EURASIP, and founding member of the Spanish Association for Research and Teaching Universitas.

Toon van Waterschoot (candidate for re-election) received MSc (2001) and PhD (2009) degrees in Electrical Engineering, both from KU Leuven, Belgium, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Consolidator Grantee of the European Research Council (ERC). He has previously also held teaching and research positions at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and 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 has been the Scientific Coordinator for several major European research projects: the FP7-PEOPLE Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech (DREAMS, 2013-2016)", the H2020 ERC Consolidator Grant "The Spatial Dynamics of Room Acoustics (SONORA, 2018-2023)", and the H2020 MSCA European Training Network "Service-Oriented Ubiquitous Network-Driven Sound (SOUNDS, 2021-2024)".
Toon has been serving EURASIP in various roles over the past years, first as a Nominated Officer (2012-2016) and later as a Treasurer and Director for Finance and Operations (2017-2020). He has also been acting as an Associate Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Music, and Speech Processing for many years to date, and has recently joined the EURASIP Technical Area Committee for Acoustic, Speech and Music Signal Processing. Next to his commitment for EURASIP, Toon is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, as a Member of the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, and as a Founding Member of the EAA Technical Committee in Audio Signal Processing. He was the General Chair of the 60th AES International Conference in Leuven, Belgium (2016), and has been serving on the Organizing Committee of the European Conference on Computational Optimization (EUCCO 2016), the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA 2017), and the 28th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2020). He is a member of EURASIP, IEEE, ASA, and AES.