Positions held in the past:


  • 2011 ECE Professor of the Year Award in recognition of teaching excellence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.
  • 2010 AVSS Best Paper Award for paper co-authored with Kai Guo and Prakash Ishwar entitled “Action recognition using sparse representation on covariance manifolds of optical flow” (2010 IEEE Int. Conf. Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance, Aug. 2010).
  • 2010 ICPR Winner of Aerial View Activity Classification Challenge for work co-authored with Kai Guo and Prakash Ishwar entitled “Action recognition in video by sparse representation on covariance manifolds of silhouette tunnels” (2010 Int. Conf. Pattern Recognition, Semantic Description of Human Activities Contest, Aug. 2010).
  • 2008 IEEE Fellow for contributions to motion estimation and stereoscopic imaging
  • 2004-2005 EURASIP Image Communications Best Paper Award for paper co-authored with Nikola Bozinovic entitled “Motion analysis in 3D DCT domain and its application to video coding”  (Signal Processing: Image Communications, vol. 20, July 2005).
  • 2001 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Award for paper co-authored with Christoph Stiller entitled “Estimating motion in image sequences: A tutorial on modeling and computation of 2D motion” (IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 16, July, 1999).

Keynotes and plenaries:

  • “Videopsy: Enabling technology for networked video surveillance” plenary lecture at XXII Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing (SIBGRAPI 2009), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct. 13, 2009.
  • “3-D Displays and signal processing: An Answer to 3-D Ills?”, plenary lecture at the 15-th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO-2007, Poznan, Poland, Sep. 7, 2007
  • “3-D TV without glasses: Optics meets signal processing”, plenary lecture at the International 3-D Forum Dimension 3 Expo, Chalon-sur-Saone, France, Jun. 7, 2007.

Professional responsibilites:

  • Journals:
    • Associate Editor
      IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1996-2000, Oct. 2013-now)
    • Area Editor
      EURASIP Signal Processing: Image Communications (Jan. 2011-now)
    • Technical Editor
      IEEE Communications  Magazine (since 1998–2011)
    • Associate Editor
      EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (2006-2010)
    • Associate Editor
      Signal Processing Letters (2002-2004)
  • Committees:
    • Member-at-Large
      Conference Board, IEEE Signal Processing Society (Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016)
    • Member
      Image and  Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee (IMDSP TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2000-2006)
  • Conferences: