Sergio Velastin is Professor of Applied Computer Vision and the Director of Kingston University's Digital Imaging Research Centre, one of the biggest groups of its type in the UK and Europe. Staff there conduct research into the processing of images and video for a range of applications including visual surveillance (CCTV), human body motion, intelligent spaces and bio/medical imaging.
In most applications it is desirable to demonstrate results in real-time - Sergio therefore has a special interest in embedded systems especially for the processing, transmission and display of digital media.
Sergio's Faculty recently launched a new MSc course on Embedded Systems, involving close consultation with industrial partners such as NXP Semiconductors, BAe Systems, BT and Kane Computing.
Sergio is a member of the IET, the British Machine Vision Association and the IEEE (where he is on the Board of Governors of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society).
||Aggelos K. Katsaggelos.
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos received the Diploma degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1979 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1981 and 1985, respectively.
In 1985 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, where he is currently professor, holder of the AT&T Chair (previously holder of the Ameritech Chair). He is also the Director of the Motorola Center for Seamless Communications, an Academic Affiliate Staff, Department of Medicine, at NorthShore University HealthCare System, an affiliated faculty at the Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University, and an appointee at the Argonne National Laboratory. During the 1986-1987 academic year he was an assistant professor at Polytechnic University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Brooklyn, NY.
His current research interests include multimedia signal processing (e.g. image and video recovery and compression, audio-visual speech and speaker recognition, indexing and retrieval), multimedia communications, computer vision, pattern recognition, and DNA signal processing. He has published extensively in these areas. He is the editor of Digital Image Restoration (Springer-Verlag 1991), co-author of Rate-Distortion Based Video Compression (Kluwer 1997), co-editor of Recovery Techniques for Image and Video Compression and Transmission, (Kluwer 1998), and co-author of Super-Resolution of Images and Video (Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2007) and Joint Source-Channel Video Transmission (Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2007).
Prof. Katsaggelos has served in the IEEE and other professional Societies in many capacities. He is currently a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Visual Signal Processing and Communications, and the Editorial Boards of Academic Press, Marcel Dekker: Signal Processing Series, the International Journal on Image and Video Processing, and Advances in Multimedia. He has served as editor-in-chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (1997-2002), a member of the Publication Boards of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the IEEE TAB Magazine Committee, an Associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (1990-1992), an area editor for the journal Graphical Models and Image Processing (1992-1995), a member of the Steering Committees of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1992-1997) and the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (1990-1999), a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Image and Multi-Dimensional Signal Processing (1992-1998), a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (1999-2001), a member of the IEEE Technical Committees on Multimedia Signal Processing and Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing, a member of the Publication Board of the IEEE Proceedings (2003-2007), and a member of the Editorial Boards of Applied Signal Processing and Computer Journal. He has served as the General Chairman of the 1994 Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (Chicago, IL) and as technical program co-chair of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (Chicago, IL).
Dr. Katsaggelos is a Fellow of the IEEE (1998) and SPIE (2009), the co-inventor of seventeen international patents, the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), the IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award (2001), the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award (2010), and a co-recipient of an IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award (2001), an IEEE ICME Best Paper Award (2006), an IEEE ICIP Best Paper Award (2007), and an ISPA Best Paper Award (2009). He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2007-08).
Ebroul Izquierdo, PhD, MSc, CEng, FIET, SMIEEE, MBMVA, is Chair of Multimedia and Computer Vision and head of the Multimedia and Vision Group in the school of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. For his thesis on the numerical approximation of algebraic-differential equations, he received the Dr. Rerum Naturalium (PhD) from the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. He has been a senior researcher at the Heinrich-Hertz Institute for Communication Technology (HHI), Berlin, Germany, and the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering of the University of Essex.