Education:

Positions held in the past:

Awards:

  • 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 responsibilities:

  • Committees:
    • Member-at-Large
      Conference Board, IEEE Signal Processing Society (Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016)
    • Member
      Steering Committee, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (2014-…)
    • Member
      Image and  Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee (IMDSP TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2000-2006)
  • Journals:
    • Associate Editor
      IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1996-2000, Oct. 2013-…)
    • Area Editor
      EURASIP Signal Processing: Image Communications (Jan. 2011-…)
    • Technical Editor
      IEEE Communications  Magazine (since 1998–2012)
    • Associate Editor
      EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (2006-2010)
    • Associate Editor
      Signal Processing Letters (2002-2004)
    • Guest Co-Editor
      IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on “Signal Processing for Situational Awareness from Networked Sensors and Social Media”, Mar. 2015
    • Guest Co-Editor
      IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Special Issue on “Distributed Camera Networks: Sensing, Processing, Communication, and  Implementation”, Oct. 2010
    • Guest Co-Editor
      IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on “Video Analytics for Surveillance: Theory and Practice”, May 2010
  • Conferences:
    • Tutorials Co-Chair
      2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Quebec City QC, Canada
    • Co-Chair
      2014 Change Detection Workshop (CDW-2014) within 2014 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), Columbus OH, USA
    • General Chair
      2013 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS), Kraków, Poland
    • Co-Chair
      2012 Change Detection Workshop (CDW-2012) within 2012 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), Providence RI, USA
    • Technical Program Co-Chair
      2010 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS), Boston MA, USA
    • Tutorials Co-Chair
      2004 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Montreal, QC,  Canada
    • Technical Program Co-Chair
      2000 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Vancouver BC, Canada
    • Member, Organizing Committee
      SPIE/IS&T  Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference within Electronic Imaging (1999-2011)
    • Member, Technical Program Committee
      Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) – 2012
    • Member, Program Committee
      IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI) – 2002-2016
    • Member, Technical Program Committee
      International Fall Workshop on Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV) – 2002-2006
    • Member, Program Committee
      IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) – 2005
    • Member, Program Committee
      SPIE/IS&T Image and Video Communications and Processing Conference (IVCP) – 2005
    • Member, Program Committee
      SPIE/IS&T Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (VCIP) – 2006-2009
    • Member, Technical Program Committee
      European Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS) – 2003-2012
    • Member, Technical Program Committee
      IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) – 2002-2003
    • Member, International Program Committee
      International Workshop on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP) – 1997-2004
    • Member, Technical Program Committee
      IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) – 2000-…