Touradj Ebrahimi

Hello World!!!
Here comes the first article. It will be very short this time.
To start with, I have decided to maintain a blog about my various activities (both professional and personal), and share my thoughts and experiences with whoever wants to know about it.
I am creating this blog just the day before departure for Shenzhen, China, to attend an MPEG meeting. I hope you will visit again this blog. Look around, send me a comment, or register to receive a message when I create a new article.
Was it too short? Well....let me just add my bio below in case you want to know more about the person behind this blog.
Use the links at the end if you are curious to know more about me.

BIO
Touradj EBRAHIMI received his M.Sc. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. In 1993, he was a research engineer at the Corporate Research Laboratories of Sony Corporation in Tokyo, where he conducted research on advanced video compression techniques for storage applications. In 1994, he served as a research consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories working on very low bitrate video coding. He is currently Professor at EPFL involved in research and teaching of multimedia signal processing.

He has been the recipient of various distinctions such as the IEEE and Swiss national ASE award, the SNF-PROFILE grant for advanced researchers, Three ISO-Certificates for key contributions to MPEG-4 and JPEG 2000, and the best paper award of IEEE Trans. on Consumer Electronics . He became a Fellow of the international society for optical engineering (SPIE) in 2003. Prof. Ebrahimi has initiated more than two dozen National, European and International cooperation projects with leading companies and research institutes around the world. He is also the head of the Swiss delegation to MPEG, JPEG and SC29, and acts as the Chairman of Advisory Group on Management in SC29. He is a co-founder of Genista SA, a high-tech start-up company in the field of multimedia quality metrics. In 2002, he founded Emitall SA, start-up active in the area of media security and surveillance. He is or has been associate Editor with various IEEE, SPIE, and EURASIP journals, such as IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, EURASIP Image Communication Journal, EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, SPIE Optical Engineering Magazine. Prof. Ebrahimi is a member of Scientific Advisory Board of various start-up and established companies in the general field of Information Technology. He has served as Scientific Expert and Evaluator for Research Funding Agencies such as those of European Commission, The Greek Ministry of Development, The Austrian National Foundation for Scientific Research, The Portuguese Science Foundation, as well as a number of Venture Capital Companies active in the field of Information Technologies and Communication Systems. His research interests include still, moving, and 3D image processing and coding, visual information security (rights protection, watermarking, authentication, data integrity, steganography), new media, and human computer interfaces (smart vision, brain computer interface).

He is the author or the co-author of more than 100 research publications, and holds 10 patents. Prof. Ebrahimi is a member of IEEE, SPIE, ACM and IS&T.

See the URL below for more details about me:
http://personnes.epfl.ch/touradj.ebrahimi
And use the one below for more details about my research team:
http://mmspl.epfl.ch
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