IEEE Past Chair of Finland Section
Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, TUT-Site, Finland
MONCEF GABBOUJ received his BS degree in electrical engineering in 1985 from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, and his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1986 and 1989, respectively.
Dr. Gabbouj is a Professor of Signal Processing at the Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, where he leads the Multimedia Research Group. Dr. Gabbouj held the prestigious post of Academy Professor with the Academy of Finland 2011-2015. He held several visiting professorships at different universities, including The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (2012-2013), Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (August-December 2011), the University of Southern California (January-June 2012), and the American University of Sharjah, UAE, (2007-2008). He was Head of the Department during 2002-2007, and served as Senior Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland in 1997-1998 and 2007-2008. His research interests include multimedia content-based analysis, indexing and retrieval, machine learning, nonlinear signal and image processing and analysis, voice conversion, and video processing and coding.
Dr. Gabbouj is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the European Academy and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. He is the past Chairman of the DSP Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and member of the IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing Committee. He was Honorary Guest Professor of Jilin University, China (2005-2010). He served as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2004-2005, and Past-Chairman of the IEEE-EURASIP NSIP (Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing) Board. He was chairman of the Algorithm Group of the EC COST 211quat. He served as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and was guest editor of Multimedia Tools and Applications, the European journal Applied Signal Processing. He is the past chairman of the IEEE Finland Section, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Technical Committee on Digital Signal Processing, and the IEEE SP/CAS Finland Chapter. He was also (co-)Chairman of BigDataSE 2015, EUVIP 2014, CBMI 2005, WIAMIS 2001 and the TPC Chair of ISCCSP 2012, 2006 and 2004, CBMI 2003, EUSIPCO 2000, NORSIG 1996 and the DSP track co-chair of the 2013, 2012, 2011, and 1996 IEEE ISCAS. He is also member of EURASIP Advisory Board and past member of AdCom. He also served as Publication Chair and Publicity Chair of IEEE ICIP 2005 and IEEE ICASSP 2006, respectively, and the Innovation chair of ICIP 2011. He is a member of IEEE SP and CAS societies. Dr. Gabbouj is member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
Dr. Gabbouj is a member of the Science Council of Tampere University of Technology and member of the Management Board of the Department of Signal Processing. He was the Director of the International University Programs in Information Technology (1991-2007) and vice member of the Council of the Department of Information Technology at Tampere University of Technology. He was also the Vice-Director of the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence SPAG, Secretary of the International Advisory Board of Tampere International Center of Signal Processing, TICSP, and member of the Board of the Digital Media Institute. He served as Tutoring Professor for Nokia Mobile Phones Leading Science Program (2005-2007 and 1998-2001).
Dr. Gabbouj was the supervisor of the author receiving the Best Student Paper Awards from the International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2014; IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2011; and the 4th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing, EUVIP 2013. Two of his papers were ranked top 10 at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013. He was recipient of the 2012 Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor Award, the 2005 Nokia Foundation Recognition Award, and co-recipient of the Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award from the 32nd Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems and the NORSIG Best Paper Award from the 1994 Nordic Signal Processing Symposium. He co-authored over 600 publications and supervised 40 PhD theses.
Dr. Gabbouj has been involved in several past and current EU Research and education projects and programs, including ESPRIT, HCM, IST, COST, Tempus and Erasmus. He also served as Evaluator of IST proposals, and Auditor of a number of ACTS and IST projects on multimedia security, augmented and virtual reality, image and video signal processing.