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Data Science Initiative

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Data Science in Signal Processing

Mission and Vision

Data Science is a theme that is at the core of many activities within the Signal Processing Society. Recently we have seen many IEEE groups focusing or pivoting towards data-driven methods. The mission of the Data Science Initiative (DSI) is to provide a common point of reference for data-related activities in SPS. It will represent the interests of all Technical Committees and Special Interest Groups, focus on providing technical guidance on data matters, and facilitate the organization of data-related activities such as symposia, special sessions, curriculum development, etc.


The DSI has been extensively involved in educational activities aiming to define the uniqueness of the signal processing perspective in DS education.

  1. ICASSP 2022 Panel - Data Science Education: The Signal Processing Perspective
  2. IEEE SPS AI Panel - The Impact of Recent ML & AI Advancements in Signal Processing Education (organized by the SPS Education Center)
  3. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine - Data Science Education: The Signal Processing Perspective

Upcoming Conferences & Events

  • TReNDS and the DSI co-sponsor the Brain Space Initiative Talk Series with monthly talks on various neuroimaging topics by experts in the field.
  • April 2024: Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA), a Workshop at ICASSP 2024, as part of the IEEE Data Science and Learning Workshop (DSLW) series.
  • Monthly event: DSI Webinar series on Data Science on Graphs (DEGAS). These monthly talks provide the SP community with updates and advances in learning and inference on graphs. Signal processing and machine learning often deal with data living in regular domains such as space and time. This webinar series covers the extension of these methods to network data.


Data Science Workshop Websites



Note: Dates in parenthesis denotes term end date. 

Steering Committee Members
Sharon Gannot - Chair / TC (12/31/25) Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Selin Aviyente - Vice Chair(12/31/24) Michigan State University, USA
Vince Calhoun / BISP TC (12/31/24) Tri-institutional Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Emory, USA
Geert Leus (12/31/24) Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Xavier Mestre (12/31/24) Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Catalonia
Dorina Thanou (12/31/24) École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Z. Jane Wang  (12/31/24) The University of British Columbia, Canada


Members (Term ends: 12/31/2025)
Name Associated TC
Salman Asif CI TC
Yuejie Chi SAM TC
Domenico Ciuonzo   SPCOM TC
Angelo Coluccia SAM TC
Rodrigo De Lamare  SPCOM TC
Tiago Henrique Falk AASP TC
Daniele Giacobello AASP TC
Doga Gursoy CI TC
Martin Haardt  SAM TC, SPTM TC
Emanuel Habets AASP TC
William Hartmann   SL TC
Nobutaka Ito AASP TC
Roozbeh Jafari Applied Signal Processing TC,  Wearables Sensors TC (EMBS)
Jithin Jagannath Applied Signal Processing TC
Wei Liu SAM TC
David J. Miller MLSP TC
David Morales  SPCOM TC
Shashikant Patil Applied Signal Processing TC
Arvind Rao BISP TC
Cédric Richard SPTM TC
Zheng-Hua Tan SL TC
Atlas Wang CI TC


Associate Members
Name Affiliation
Geert Leus TU Delft, The Netherlands
Dorina Thanou EPFL, Switzerland


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