November 2015

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November 2015

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.

For our November 2015 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of source localization. The section below covers patents granted recently for various signal source localization, including audio source localization algorithms, and novel hardware configurations for source localization such as multiple microphone arrays, tight-pitched detector arrays and wireless communication systems.

This month, we are happy to introduce Prof. Alexander Bertrand who is currently Assistant Professor at the Electrical Engineering Depatrtment (ESAT) of KU Leuven, Belgium. His research involes signal processing design with a focus on biomedical applications, such as electroencephalography (EEG), neuro probes, body area networks, hearing aids and cochlear implants.He also conducts research in generic signal processing techniques, with a focus on multi-channel and distributed signal processing, spatial filtering, beamforming, adaptive filtering, and signal enhancement.

The Industry Signal Processing Standing Committee (IDSP-SC) promotes emerging signal processing applications in industry and encourages stronger interaction between academic and industry signal processing researchers by organizing industry focused sessions at signal processing society conferences.

Depression and anxiety are common mental disorders. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 14% of the world population suffers from at least one severe mood disorder during the course of their life. Researches from the University of Barcelona investigate the interaction with affective and physiologically aware virtual human characters for mood and physiological modulation.


The Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) has allocated $40,000 for Member-Driven Initiatives for the 2015 calendar year. The funding is open to all Signal Processing Society members, Chapters and Committees. However, all proposals must include the involvement of the local Chapter. Allocation of funds will be competitive.

Access the application here.

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As an outreach effort to its members, the Signal Processing Society (SPS) sponsored a social reception for members of the Quebec City Chapter. The young professionals attending IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2015) were also invited. The IEEE Young Professionals Program (formerly known as GOLD – Graduates Of the Last Decade) is intended for IEEE members who have received their first professional degree within the last fifteen years and aims at helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network.

The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) announced the 2016 Class of Distinguished Lecturers. Six colleagues were honored and they are: Jan Allebach (Purdue University); Yoram Bresler (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Peyman Milanfar (Google Inc.); Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University); Paris Smaragdis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); and Josiane Zerubia (INRIA).

The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) is honored to announce the elevation of 13 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:


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