Plenaries and Keynotes

Eric MOULINES

Short Biography: Eric Moulines received the the Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, in 1984, the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, in 1990. In 1990, he joined the Signal and Image processing department at Télécom ParisTech where he became a full professor in 1996. In 2015, he joined the Applied Mathematics Center of Ecole Polytechnique, where he is currently a professor in data sciences. 
 
His areas of expertise include computational statistics, machine learning, statistical signal processing and time series analysis. His current research topics cover large-scale (Bayesian) inference with applications to inverse problems and machine learning and non-linear filtering.   He has published more than 100 papers in leading journals of the field. In 1997 and 2006, he receive the Best paper Award of  the IEEE Signal Processing Society  (for  papers in IEEE Trans. On Signal Processing)
He served in the editorial boards of IEEE Trans. On Signal Processing, Signal Processing, Stochastic Processes and Applications, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Bernoulli from 2013-2016.
 

E. Moulines is a EURASIP fellow. He was the recipient of the 2010 Silver Medal from the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, the 2011 Orange prize of the French Academy of Sciences. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 2017. 

Mounir GHOGHO

Short Biography: Mounir Ghogho received his PhD degree in 1997 from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France. He was an EPSRC Research Fellow with the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), from Sept 1997 to Nov 2001. In December 2001, he joined the University of Leeds where he was promoted to full Professor in 2008. While still affiliated with the University of Leeds, he joined the International University of Rabat (UIR) in January 2010, where he is currently the Director of TICLab (ICT Research Laboratory) and Scientific Advisor to the President. His research interests are in signal processing, machine learning and wireless communication. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a recipient of the 2013 IBM Faculty Award, and a recipient of the 2000 UK Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the Transactions of Signal and Information Processing. In the past, he served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Signal Processing Letters, a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM, SPTM and SAM Technical Committee. He chaired many conferences and workshops including the European Signal Processing conference Eusipco2013 and the IEEE workshop on Signal Processing for Advanced Wireless Communications SPAWC’2010. He is the Eurasip Liaison in Morocco

Johan DEBAYLE

Short Biography: Johan Debayle received his M.Sc., Ph.D. and Habilitation degrees in the field of image processing and analysis, in 2002, 2005 and 2012 respectively. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne (ENSM-SE) in France, within the SPIN Center and the LGF Laboratory, UMR CNRS 5307, where he leads the PMDM Department interested in image analysis of granular media. In 2015, he was a Visiting Researcher for 3 months at the ITWM Fraunhofer / University of Kaisersleutern in Germany. In 2017, he was invited as Guest Lecturer at the University Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He was also Invited Professor at the University of Puebla in Mexico in 2018. He is the Head of the Master of Science in Mathematical Imaging and Spatial Pattern Analysis (MISPA) at the ENSM-SE.
His research interests include image processing and analysis, pattern recognition and stochastic geometry. He published more than 100 international papers in international journals and conference proceedings and served as Program committee member in several international conferences (IEEE ICIP, MICCAI, ICIAR...). He is Associate Editor for the Springer international journal Pattern Analysis and Applications.
He is a member of the the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), International Society for Stereology and Image Analysis (ISSIA) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also Officer (Membership Development) of the IEEE France Section.


Pr. Najim 

Short Biography: Mohamed Najim born in Morocco 1945 has received his Doctorat d’Etat in Toulouse (1972). He spent 16 years in the Rabat University where he set up a laboratory rooted in the Moroccan economy. He created the ENSIAS the first engineering school in computer science in Africa. In 1988 he held the first chair in Signal and Image Processing created in Bordeaux and established partnership with Total, SAFRAN, Thales, CEA… and leaded consortia within the European Framework Programs. He authored 8 books and more than 200 papers. His previous Ph D students are enrolled in more than 10 countries. He lectured in all the continents.

Since 1988 he is an IEEE Fellow member and currently a Live Fellow member. He got the A. Shuman Prize Award in 1982, the TWAS Academy engineering prize, 2011, and the highest Award of the EURASIP Society (EURopean Association of SIgnal and Image Processing in 2013. Since 2000 he was decorated the highest distinction of the Kingdom of Morroco. He received the French distinction Palmes Académiques in 2016. He is currently an emeritus Professor. 

Pr. Oquendo

Short Biography: Flavio Oquendo is a Full Professor of Computing, leading the research on formal approaches for architecting Software-intensive Systems and Systems-of-Systems at the IRISA (Joint Research Unit of CNRS and the Universities of Brittany), France. He holds a PhD and a Research Direction Habilitation (HDR) from the University of Grenoble in France. He has been a recipient of the Research Excellence Award from the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education.

He has published over 200 refereed journal and conference papers in Computer Science and Software & Systems Engineering in leading international venues, and has served on Program Committees of over 100 international conferences, including all the key ones in his field of research, e.g. ACM/IEEE ICSE, ESEC/FSE, ICSA, ECSA, SoSE, ICECCS, ICSP, has chaired 10 of them as well as acted as referee for over 20 leading international journals, e.g. IEEE TSE, ACM TOSEM, and JSS. In addition, he has been involved in the Steering Committees of the French, European, and IEEE/IFIP Conferences on Software Architecture.

He has actively participated in numerous European Research Projects, partially funded by the European Commission, since the first Framework Program, in addition to Overseas Research Projects with Brazil and China. He has been Principal Investigator in most of these research actions. He has acted as expert for the European Commission in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for many years.  He has served as evaluator for dozens of research and innovation proposals, and has served as reviewer many times, including for Networks of Excellence (NoE), Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), and Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) in H2020.

His research interests are centered on formal languages, processes and tools to support the model-based architecture of Software-intensive Systems and Systems-of-Systems. They include formal description and development techniques for software architecture specification, analysis, refinement, implementation, and evolution and their applications in industrial settings, in particular on The Internet of Things (IoT).