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

January 2018

A Message from the New Society President: Dear members of the Signal Processing community:
I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society; one of the largest, most vibrant, and also oldest IEEE Society.  We are blessed with many dedicated volunteers who care deeply about our discipline, its standing, and contributions in a fast-changing environment. 

The IEEE Signal Processing Society congratulates the following SPS members who will receive the Society's prestigious awards during ICASSP 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

First, I would like to request all women members reading this article to submit their information to the new Women in Signal Processing Directory. The WISP Directory aims to increase and promote visibility and recognition of women in signal processing fields, positioning them for awards, leadership roles, and more.

Starting in 2017, the Women in Signal Processing Subcommittee became a standing committee of the Membership Board, rather than a subcommittee of the Member Services Committee, meaning the WISP Chair now holds a seat on the Membership Board.  Much has happened in 2017, and we look forward to an even more productive 2018.

Nominations Due: 5 February 2018

In accordance with the provision of IEEE Bylaw 307, the Division IX Nominating Committee hereby solicits your nominations for the position of Division IX Director-Elect.  Please send your nominations to Theresa Argiropoulos, SPS Senior Manager, Operations, via t.argiropoulos@ieee.org, as she will be collecting the nominations on my behalf.

BÖRN OTTERSTEN (KTH Royal Institute of Technolog) will serve as the 2018 SPS Awards Board Chair. He succeeds H. Vincent Poor from Princeton University

The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the following journals: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal ProcessingIEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, and IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks for a 3-year term starting 1 January 2019.

For our January 2018 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of applications of medical MR or CT data segmentation.

The invention no. 9,659,370 relates to a method for segmenting MR Dixon image data. A processor and a computer program product are also disclosed for use in connection with the method. The invention finds application in the MR imaging field in general and more specifically may be used in the generation of an attenuation map to correct for attenuation by cortical bone during the reconstruction of PET images.

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 related to a particular TC field. To submit job announcements for a particular Technical Committee, the submission form can be found by visiting the page below and selecting a particular TC. Visit the SPS Job Submission Form.

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

Please visit the Conferences and Events page on the IEEE Signal Processing Society website for Upcoming Lectures by Distinguished Lecturers.

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