Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos elected SPIE Fellow

Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos has been elected an SPIE Fellow for his achievements in image and video processing.

Quoting the SPIE press release:

"Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, United States, for achievements in image and video processing.

Katsaggelos is a leading expert in digital image restoration, regularized image restoration, Bayesian restoration, multichannel image restoration, and their applications to astronomical images, multichannel images, image sequences, and medical images.

He has also made seminal contributions to key areas in video communications, in particular to source- channel coding and rate-distortion methods for video compression and communication, which has become part of video standards. Recently his innovative work has focused on the direction of audio-visual signal processing, where video information is used to augment speech processing, understanding, and assistance for the hearing-impaired.

Katsaggelos’s work on multimedia signal recovery includes developing the first rigorous techniques for modeling and removing the degradations in compressed images and video. His contributions are significant across a broad range of multimedia problems, for example image restoration and recovery, image and video compression, noise filtering, restoration of video sequences, compressive sensing, and computational photography.

With SPIE, Katsaggelos has been instrumental in many ways including as a perennial member of the steering committee of the Visual Communications and Image Processing conference since 1988. He has served as chair of said conference and co-chair of the Artificial Neural Networks for Image Processing conference. In addition he is a reviewer for the SPIE journal Optical Engineering."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009