Women in Signal Processing Luncheon

IEEE Fellow and Beyond: How to Get There

Tuesday, September 24, 2019- 12:30-14:30 

Join the IEEE Women in Signal Processing Committee for lunch followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with distinguished SPS members as they shed light on the IEEE Fellow elevation process, including how to start preparing years ahead before you may think you should.

For any panel related questions, please contact Women in Signal Processing Committee Chair, Namrata Vaswani (namrata@iastate.edu).

Add your name to the new Women in Signal Processing Directory and join the WISP mailing list! Visit the WISP website to learn more.

Panel Moderator: Anubha Gupta, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD)

Rabab Kreidieh

Rabab Kreidieh Ward has over 40 years of post-doctoral experience in education, research, development and leadership. She is a Professor Emeritus in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Her research interests are in broad areas of signal and image processing and their applications. She has published well over 500 refereed journal and conference papers and holds eight patents. Some of her work has been licensed to US and Canadian industries.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the IEEE, the Canadian Academy of Engineers and the Engineering Institute of Canada. She has received top research, mentoring and service awards from her university, IEEE Signal Processing Society, various women organizations, British Columbia’s Association of Professional Engineers and Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

She was the first woman to be appointed as professor in engineering in British Columbia, Canada (1981) and in Zimbabwe (1975). She was Director of a research institute of 160 professors (1996-2007) and President of IEEE Signal Processing Society. She held high leadership positions at University of British Columbia, IEEE and was as member of advisory committees of international organizations.

Josiane Zerubia

Josiane Zerubia has been a permanent research scientist at INRIA since 1989 and director of research since July 1995 (DR 1st class since 2002). She was head of the PASTIS remote sensing laboratory (INRIA Sophia-Antipolis) from mid-1995 to 1997 and of  the Ariana research group (INRIA/CNRS/University of Nice), which worked on inverse problems in remote sensing and biological imaging, from 1998 to 2011. From 2012 to 2016, she was head of Ayin research group (INRIA-SAM) dedicated to models of spatio-temporal structure for high resolution image processing with a focus on remote sensing and skincare imaging. She has been professor (PR1) at SUPAERO (ISAE) in Toulouse since 1999.

Before that, she was with the Signal and Image Processing Institute of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los-Angeles as a postdoc. She also worked as a researcher for the LASSY (University of Nice/CNRS) from 1984 to 1988 and in the Research Laboratory of Hewlett Packard in France and in Palo-Alto (CA) from 1982 to 1984. She received the MSc degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering at ENSIEG, Grenoble, France in 1981, the Doctor of Engineering degree, her PhD and her ‘Habilitation’, in 1986, 1988, and 1994 respectively, all from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France.

She is a Fellow of both the IEEE (2003- ) and the EURASIP (2019), and was IEEE SP Society Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2017). She was a member of the IEEE IMDSP TC (SP Society) from 1997 till 2003, of the IEEE BISP TC (SP Society) from 2004 till 2012 and of the IVMSP TC (SP Society) from 2008 till 2013. She was associate editor of IEEE Trans. on IP from 1998 to 2002, area editor of IEEE Trans. on IP from 2003 to 2006, guest co-editor of a special issue of IEEE Trans. on PAMI in 2003, member of the editorial board of IJCV from 2004 till March 2013 and member-at-large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE SP Society from 2002 to 2004. She was also associate editor of the on-line resource « Earthzine » (IEEE CEO and GEOSS) from 2006 to mid-2018.   She has been a member of the editorial board of the French Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (SFPT) since 1998, of the Foundation and Trends in Signal Processing since 2007 and member-at-large of the Board of Governors of the SFPT since 2014. Finally, she has been a member of the senior editorial board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine since September 2018.

She was co-chair of two workshops on Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EMMCVPR'01, Sophia Antipolis, France, and EMMCVPR'03, Lisbon, Portugal), co-chair of a workshop on Image Processing and Related Mathematical Fields (IPRM'02, Moscow, Russia), technical program chair of a workshop on Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for Urban Areas (Marne La Vallée, France, 2003), co-chair of the special sessions at IEEE ICASSP 2006 (Toulouse, France) and IEEE ISBI 2008 (Paris, France), publicity chair of IEEE ICIP 2011 (Brussels, Belgium), tutorial co-chair of IEEE ICIP 2014 (Paris, France), general co-chair of the workshop EarthVision at IEEE CVPR 2015 (Boston, USA) and a member of the organizing committee and plenary talk co-chair of IEEE-EURASIP EUSIPCO 2015 (Nice, France). She also organized and chaired an international workshop on Stochastic Geometry and Big Data at Sophia Antipolis, France, in 2015. She was part of the organizing committees of the workshop EarthVision (co-chair) at IEEE CVPR 2017 (Honolulu, USA) and GRETSI 2017 symposium (Juan les Pins, France). She is scientific advisor and co-organizer of ISPRS 2020 congress (Nice, France) and co-technical chair of IEEE-EURASIP EUSIPCO 2021 (Dublin, Ireland).

Her main research interest is in image processing using probabilistic models. She also works on parameter estimation, statistical learning and optimization techniques.

Hairong Qi

Hairong Qi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Northern JiaoTong University, Beijing, China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1999. She is currently the Gonzalez Family Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests are in advanced imaging and collaborative processing, hyperspectral image analysis, computer vision and machine learning. Dr. Qi's research is supported by National Science Foundation, DARPA, IARPA, Office of Naval Research, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, etc.  

Dr. Qi is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. She also received the Best Paper Awards at the 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR’06), the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC’09), and IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensor (WHISPERS’15). She is awarded the Highest Impact Paper from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in 2012. Dr. Qi has published over 200 technical papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings, including two co-authored books with Dr. Wesley Snyder in Computer Vision. Dr. Qi is an IEEE Fellow.