Katsaggelos Elected New Fellow of European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP)

No more than 4 leaders in signal processing are elevated a year to the position of EURASIP Fellow and there are just over 40 in total.

Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos has been elected as one of the new Fellows of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) in recognition of his major "Contributions to the Fields of Image and Video Processing." EURASIP elevates no more than 4 leaders in signal processing a year to the position of EURASIP Fellow and there are just over 40 in total.

Prof. Katsaggelos was presented with the Fellow Award at the 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) on Aug 29, 2017, at the Island of Kos, Greece, where he also gave a keynote speech as a EURASIP Fellow Inaugural Lecture, titled, "Machine Learning Approaches for Solving Inverse Imaging Problems." View or download his talk slides.

Talk Abstract: The solution of inverse problems in imaging applications, such as, image recovery, super-resolution, and compressive sensing, to name a few, has a long history of research and development. Analytical approaches have been very successful in providing solutions to such problems. Learning approaches, and more specifically approaches based on the use of deep neural networks have recently been developed and are challenging analytical approaches in establishing the state-of-the-art. One of the first questions we will address is what are the relative advantages of analytical and learning approaches for solving inverse problems, or for a specific problem at hand which of the available approaches in our toolbox should one use? We will also discuss under what circumstances we should expect learning approaches to provide more accurate solutions than analytical approaches. We will present specific examples from our work on video super-resolution and temporal compressive sampling and draw conclusions.

The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) exists to further the efforts of researchers by providing a learned and professional platform for dissemination and discussion of all aspects of signal processing and runs the major annual European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO. In 2007, the EURASIP Administrative Committee (AdCom) initiated a "Fellowship Programme", to recognize outstanding achievements of its members and volunteers. Each year, a select group of signal processing researchers are elevated to 'EURASIP Fellow', the Association's most prestigious honor.