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Rabab Ward, President, IEEE Signal Processing Society

Rabab K. Ward, President
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The IEEE's first society, the Signal Processing Society is the world’s premier professional society for signal processing scientists and professionals since 1948.

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26 Apr

Athina Petropolu (Rutgers University)


Lecture Date: April 26, 2017
Chapter: Atlanta
Chapter Chair: Alessio Medda

27 Apr

Josiane Zerubia (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée)


Lecture Date: April 27, 2017
Chapter: France
Chapter Chair: Jacques Blanc-Talon

27 Apr

Min Wu (University of Maryland, USA)


Lecture Date: April 27/28, 2017
Chapter: Iowa
Chapter Chair: Zhengdao Wang

27 Apr

Yoram Bresler (University of Illinois, USA)


Lecture Date: April 21, 2017
Chapter: Utah
Chapter Chair: Joel Harley

28 Apr

Athina Petropolu (Rutgers University)


Lecture Date: April 28, 2017
Chapter: Eastern North Carolina
Chapter Chair: Huaiyu Dai

03 May

Athina Petropolu (Rutgers University)


Lecture Date: May 3, 2017
Chapter: Greece
Chapter Chair: Kostas Berberidis

05 May

IEEE TMM Special Issue on Video Analytics: Challenges, Algorithms, and Applications

Special Issue Deadlines

Manuscript Due: May 5, 2017 [Extended]
Publicaton Date: Early 2018

05 May

Athina Petropolu (Rutgers University)


Lecture Date: May 5, 2017
Chapter: Long Island
Chapter Chair: Jessica Donaldson


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Call for Nominations: ​IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing Editor-in-Chief

The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing for a 3-year term starting 1 January 2018.

Nominations should be submitted to Thrasos Pappas, SPS Vice President-Publications, via ​ Nominations must include:

Call for Nominations: 2018 Distinguished Lecturers

The IEEE Signal Processing Society invites nominations for the 2018 Class of SPS Distinguished Lecturers (DLs). Per the Board of Governors’ motion, in addition to appointing the normal five Distinguished Lecturers, this year the Society will also appoint a special Distinguished Lecturer in the area of Signal Processing and Machine Learning or Data Science for a two-year term. The special Distinguished Lecturer position will be available for 2018-2019, explicitly for the areas of Signal Processing and Machine Learning or Data Science.

PerfLoc Prize Competition

The US National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) is pleased to announce the launch of the PerfLoc Prize Competition on March 22, 2017. This competition is about developing the best possible indoor localization and tracking app for Android smartphones. The competition participants are required to use the extensive Android smartphone data repository developed by NIST to develop their apps and have their apps’ performance evaluated through the PerfLoc Performance Evaluation Portal. The website for the PerfLoc Prize Competition is at

Video of the Month: NASA Released its Software Catalog for Free

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, covering a wide range of areas including propulsion, health and medicine, crew and life support, data and image processing, environmental science, and aeronautics. It is free to download for anyone. Please visit to access the full software catalog.

Download NASA Software for Free!

Courtesy of NASA Technology Transfer Program.

Recent Patents in Signal Processing (April 2017) – Image Fusion

For our April 2017 issue, we cover recent patents dealing with image fusion, including new general image fusion methods, and specific applications such as image stabilization, and medical image analysis.

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