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. Francis, Yuk Lun Chin 錢玉麟教授
Emeritus and Honorary Professor, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong
FIEEE, FHKIE, FHKACE Hon
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.