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10 years of news and resources for members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society

December 2014

The AVSS Steering Committee invites formal proposals for the 2016 conference in USA.

The primary aim of AVSS is to promote the advancement of signal processing, image and video
processing, audio processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision in the context of surveillance.
AVSS is a forum of reference for the field and offers the opportunity to meet and foster collaboration,
with a tradition of participation from the worlds of research, industry, and relevant government
agencies.

128 Signal Processing Society Members Elevated to Senior Member

The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) is honored to announce the elevation of 128 of its members to the grade of IEEE Senior Member. These members have demonstrated outstanding professional performance, exhibited professional maturity through long-term experience, and established themselves as leaders in their respective IEEE-designated fields of interest. Senior Member is the only membership grade that is eligible to be nominated for IEEE Fellow. The new Senior Members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society are:

Now IEEE SPS has built a streamlined mechanism for employers to add a job announcement by simply filling in a simple job opportunity submission Web form at the related TC section pages.

To submit job announcements for a particular Technical Committee, the submission form can be found by visiting the page below and clicking on a particular TC. A link for the form can be found in the sidebar menu of the TC pages. Jobs can also be viewed from its individual TC pages or a combined listing that includes all TC jobs.

Please refer to the following webpage for the latest updates on upcoming conferences in Signal Processing.

http://www.signalprocessingsociety.org/conferences/upcoming-conferences/

Bing Hu, (University of California, Riverside) “Mining Time Series Data: Moving from Toy Problems to Realistic Deployments” (2013) Advisor: Eamonn Keogh

 Yingying Zhu (University of California Riverside) “Towards Sparse Modeling of Multi-object Interactions in Video” Advisor: Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury

A team led by Stanford electrical engineers has compressed a completely sequenced human genome to just 2.5 megabytes – small enough to attach to an email. The engineers used what is known as reference-based compression, relying on a human genome sequence that is already known and available. Their compression has improved on the previous record by 37 percent. The genome the team compressed was that of James Watson, who co-discovered the structure of DNA more than 60 years ago

For our December 2014 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of image denoising. The section below covers patents granted recently for image de-bluring, enhancement layer video coding,  enhanced MRI signal reconstruction, image noise removal, and anisotropic denoising.

Precision medicine is a new model of health care which gains insights from an individual's history and biology patterns, to create more precise diagnosis and treatment, at a lower cost. Precision medicine is a big data problem. Despite the completion of Human Genome Project more than ten years ago and the development in the field as a whole, precision medicine is still not a routine practice of medicine due to the lack of appropriate technical work and software platforms.

In this series, we introduce a member of our Society by means of an interview. This month, we are happy to introduce Le An from University of California, Riverside, who recently finished his PhD thesis, "Real-World Person Identification”.

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