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Spotlight on Bioimaging and Signal Processing

By: 
Erik Meijering, Arrate Muñoz-Barrutia
The Bio-Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee (BISP-TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) promotes activities in the broad technical areas of computerized image and signal processing with a clear focus on applications in biology and medicine. Specific topics of interest include image reconstruction, compressed sensing, superresolution, image restoration, re - gistration and segmentation, pattern recognition, object detection, localization, tracking, quantification and classification, machine learning, multimodal image and signal fusion, analytics, visualization, and statistical modeling. Application areas covered by the TC include biomedical imaging from nano to macroscale, encompassing all modalities of molecular imaging and microscopy, anatomical imaging, and functional imaging, as well as genomic signal processing, computational biology, and bioinformatics, with the ultimate overarching aim of enabling precision medicine.
 
Since its creation in 2004, the TC has served as the expert review and organization panel for the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) as well as the bioimaging and signal processing tracks of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing and the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. Over the years, members of the TC have played leading roles in these flagship SPS meetings and organized numerous workshops, special sessions, and tutorials to deepen the understanding of theoretical concepts, broaden their range of applications, and highlight emerging hot topics in the field.
 
The TC maintains strong ties with other communities within SPS, the IEEE, and beyond. For example, multiple past and present members are active in the SPS Computational Imaging Special Interest Group, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing TC, the cross-Society IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community, the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI), the International Society for Optical Engineering, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Many TC members also serve on the editorial boards of SPS publications, such as IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

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