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Conference Chairs at Wavelets and Sparsity XV
Papadakis, Van De Ville, and Goyal at Wavelets and Sparsity XV


Yue Lu
Harvard University

Yue M. Lu was born in Shanghai. After finishing undergraduate studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received the M.Sc. degree in mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, both in 2007.

From September 2007 and October 2010, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He then joined Harvard University, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and directing the Signals, Information, and Networks Group (SING) at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

He received the Most Innovative Paper Award of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in 2006 for his paper (with Minh N. Do) on the construction of directional multiresolution image representations, the Best Student Paper Award of IEEE ICIP in 2007, and the Best Student Presentation Award at the 31st SIAM SEAS Conference in 2007. Student papers supervised and coauthored by him won the Best Student Paper Award (with Ivan Dokmanic and Martin Vetterli) of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in 2011 and the Best Student Paper Award (with Ameya Agaskar and Chuang Wang) of IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) in 2014. He is a recipient of the 2015 ECE Illinois Young Alumni Achievement Award.

He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing since December 2014, an Elected Member of the IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee since January 2015, and an Elected Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee since January 2016.


Dimitri Van De Ville
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Dimitri Van De Ville received the M.S. degree in engineering and computer sciences and the Ph.D. degree from Ghent University, Belgium, in 1998, and 2002, respectively. After a post-doctoral stay (2002-2005) at the lab of Prof. Michael Unser at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, he became responsible for the Signal Processing Unit at the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the Centre d’Imagerie Biomédicale (CIBM). In 2009, he received a Swiss National Science Foundation professorship and since 2015 became Professor of Bioengineering at the EPFL and the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests include wavelets, sparsity, pattern recognition, and their applications in computational neuroimaging. He was a recipient of the Pfizer Research Award 2012, the NARSAD Independent Investigator Award 2014, and the Leenaards Foundation Award 2016.

Dr. Van De Ville served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 2006 to 2009 and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2004 to 2006, as well as Guest Editor for several special issues. He was the Chair of the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing (BISP) TC of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2012-2013) and is the Founding Chair of the EURASIP Biomedical Image & Signal Analytics SAT (2016). He is Co-Chair of the biennial Wavelets & Sparsity series conferences, together with Y. Lu and M. Papadakis.


Manos Papadakis
University of Houston

Manos Papadakis received his B.S. and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Athens in Greece. He worked as a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Mathematics in Washington University in St. Louis. He worked as lecturer at the University of Ioannina in Epirus in Greece. He joined the Department of Mathematics of the University of Houston in 1999 and he is an Associate Professor.

His research interests are focused in the area of multiresolution analysis and frames in many dimensions and of their applications on texture identification. Among his current projects are the detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque in coronary arteries and of liver cancer in early stages of development. Since 2004 he is permanent co-chair of the SPIE Wavelets conference series.


Former Chairs

Akram Aldroubi
Vanderbilt University

Andrew F. Laine
Columbia University

Vivek K Goyal
Boston University

Michael A. Unser
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne