Prof. Frederic Dufaux, IEEE Fellow

CNRS · Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (L2S, UMR 8506), France

Dr. Frederic Dufaux is a CNRS Research Director at Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (L2S, UMR 8506), where he is head of the Telecom and Networking research hub. He is a Fellow of IEEE. 
Frederic received the M.Sc. in physics and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1990 and 1994 respectively. He has over 20 years of experience in research, previously holding positions at EPFL, Emitall Surveillance, Genimedia, Compaq, Digital Equipment, and MIT.
Frederic was Vice General Chair of ICIP 2014, General Chair of MMSP 2018, and Technical Program co-Chair of ICIP 2019 and ICIP 2021. He served as Chair of the IEEE SPS Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Technical Committee in 2018 and 2019. He was a member of the IEEE SPS Technical Directions Board from 2018 to 2021. He is Chair of the Steering Committee of ICME in 2022 and 2023. He was also a founding member and the Chair of the EURASIP Technical Area Committee on Visual Information Processing from 2015 to 2021. He was Editor-in-Chief of Signal Processing: Image Communication from 2010 until 2019. Since 2021, he is Specialty Chief Editor of the section on Image Processing in the journal Frontiers in Signal Processing. 
Frederic is also on the Executive Board of Systematic Paris-Region, a European competitiveness cluster which brings together and drives an ecosystem of excellence in digital technologies and DeepTech. 
He has been involved in the standardization of digital video and imaging technologies for more than 15 years, participating both in the MPEG and JPEG committees. He was co-chairman of JPEG 2000 over wireless (JPWL) and co-chairman of JPSearch. He is the recipient of two ISO awards for these contributions.
His research interests include image and video coding, 3D video, high dynamic range imaging, visual quality assessment, video surveillance, privacy protection, image and video analysis, multimedia content search and retrieval, video transmission over wireless network. He is author or co-author of 3 books, more than 200 research publications (h-index=46, 9000+ citations) and 20 patents issued or pending.


Prof. Dr. Patrick Le Callet, IEEE Fellow
Université de Nantes, France

Patrick Le Callet (IEEE Fellow) is full professor at University of Nantes, in the Electrical Engineering and the Computer Science departments of Polytech Nantes. He is one of the steering director of CNRS LS2N lab (450 researchers). He is also the scientific director of the cluster “Ouest Industries Créatives”, gathering more than 10 institutions (including 3 universities). “Ouest Industries Créatives” aims to strengthen Research, Education & Innovation of the Region Pays de Loire in the field of Creative Industries. He is mostly engaged in research dealing with cognitive computing and the application of human vision modeling in image and video processing. His current centers of interest are AI boosted QoE Quality of Experience assessment, Visual Attention modeling and applications. He is co-author of more than 300 publications and communications and co-inventor of 16 international patents on these topics. He serves or has been served as associate editor or guest editor for several Journals such as IEEE TIP, IEEE STSP, IEEE TCSVT, SPRINGER EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, and SPIE JEI. He is serving in IEEE IVMSP-TC (2015- to present) and IEEE MMSP-TC (2015-to present) and one the founding member of EURASIP TAC (Technical Areas Committee) on Visual Information Processing.



Prof. Jun Li
IEEE Fellow Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Jun Li, IEEE Fellow. She received the Geographical Information Systems degree from Hunan Normal University in 2004, the M.Sc. degree in Remote sensing and Photogrammetry from Peking University in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon in 2011. Dr Li is currently a Professor with the School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University. She is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS). Her main research interests comprise remotely sensed hyperspectral image analysis, signal processing, remote sensing image processing, supervised/semisupervised learning and active learning.



Prof. Amir Hussain
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland


Amir Hussain received his B.Eng (highest 1st Class Honours with distinction) and Ph.D degrees, from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 1992 and 1997, respectively.
Following postdoctoral and academic positions at the Universities of West of Scotland (EPSRC postdoctoral fellow: 1996-98), Dundee (Research Lecturer: 1998-2000) and Stirling (Lecturer: 2000-4; Senior Lecturer: 2004-8; Reader: 2008-12; Professor: 2012-18) respectively, he joined Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), in Scotland, UK, in 2018 as a Professor in the School of Computing. He is currently institutional Research Theme Lead for AI and Advanced Technologies and founding Head of the Data Science and Cyber Analytics (DSCA) Research Group (managing over 20 academics and research staff). He is also founding Head of the Cognitive Big Data Analytics (CogBiD) Research Lab, and co-Lead of the Centre for Cardio-Vascular Health (with the School of Health and Social Care).
He currently holds a number of Visiting Professorships, including at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Shanghai University and Anhui University. He has previously held Visiting Professorships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT - Synthetic Intelligence Lab), USA and University of Oxford (Oxford Computational Neuroscience), UK.
He is an elected Executive Committee member of the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC) - the National Expert Panel of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for computing research in the UK. He is also elected Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Industry Applications Society Chapter.



Prof. Francis, Yuk Lun Chin 錢玉麟教授

Emeritus and Honorary Professor, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong


Professor Chin received his B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1972, and his M.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in 1974, 1975, and 1976, respectively. He is a Fellow of IEEE, HKIE and HKACE. He joined HKU in 1985 and was the Chair, Taikoo Professor and the founding Head of the Department. He was an Associate Dean of the Graduate School and the Faculty of Engineering. He retired in 2015 and is now the Emeritus Professor of the University of Hong Kong and Founder of an AI startup, DeepTranslate, in HK SciencePark. Professor Chin has served as conference chairman and a member of the program committee of numerous international workshops and conferences. He has served as Managing Editor of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science and on the editorial boards of journals. Professor Chin received HKU teaching Best Teaching, Teaching Excellence Award and Outstanding Research Award in 1991, 2000 and 2010 respectively. Professor Chin was also awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 1987.