Newsletter – Vol. 25, January 2014
Marconi Award
Call for new Local Liaisons
New Appointments in Editorial Boards
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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2014 Marconi Award
Professor (Emeritus) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, Stanford University, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize. His idea for using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations - which is at the heart of the current high speed WiFi and 4G mobile systems – has revolutionized high speed wireless delivery of multimedia services for billions of people. (Read more...)
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Call for new Local Liaisons
EURASIP is now on the point of renewing the Local Liaison (LL) Board and this message is to invite you to apply to become a LL officer. Among other benefits, EURASIP offers a scientific forum that any member can use to promote different kind of initiatives and LL’s are those who volunteer to propose which kind of initiatives are interesting to be organized. At you can find, for instance, the seminar series that has been organized by the actual LL’s. In general, a seminar day could be to have one main invited speaker, providing one or two lectures, together with a number of (shorter) lectures provided by local speakers. This has proved to be a successful format, but is merely given as an example here. EURASIP will provide funding for such activities, so that the organizers do not incur large financial risk.

Examples of the activities that EURASIP can technically and economically support are:

- Seminars given by outstanding speakers;
- Winter or Summer schools;
- PhD Forums or workshops organized by/for PhD students, which promote the transversal competences that are requested in the European Space for Higher Education;
- …

EURASIP mainly envisages 'ambitious’ activities, for a fairly large audience (minimum 50) with a formal registration and registration fees. The actual format of these activities is intentionally left largely undefined.

Liaisons are appointed by EURASIP Board of Directors (BoD) and are chosen to best meet the profile of active people within the Signal Processing community. They are in charge not only of coordinating and stimulating local activities, but also of contributing to promote EURASIP at the national level, increasing the response to problems and inviting young collaborators and colleagues to submit their PhD theses.

To apply for LL officer you can contact me or any other BoD member. Also young collaborators are very welcome. For more information about the Local Liaison Program, how to enrol and to find out who your liaison is in your country, we encourage you to contact me or to visit There you can also find different "Forms of Interest" that clarify the existing procedures.

Also, any comments that you might have about "What do you expect from EURASIP?" are very welcome and can initiate some nice discussions.

Ana I. Pérez-Neira
contributed by Ana I. Pérez-Neira, EURASIP Membership Development Coordinator back to top
New Appointments in Editorial Boards for Elsevier Journals
EURASIP maintains a portfolio of three journals published by Elsevier, and can only do so thanks to the excellent management by the three Editors-in-Chief and the strong commitment of the editorial board members. We are therefore delighted to announce 15 new appointments in the editorial boards of the EURASIP journals published by Elsevier.
Signal Processing Affiliation
Jean-Yves Tourneret (Editorial Board Member) University of Toulouse, ENSEEIHT-IRIT (France)
Hongbin Li (Editorial Board Member) Stevens Institute of Technology (USA)
Wing-Kin (Ken) Ma (Editorial Board Member) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Qingshan Liu (Editorial Board Member) Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (China)
Christian Jutten (Editorial Board Member) University of Grenoble (France)
Signal Processing: Image Communication Affiliation
Azeddine Beghdadi (Area editor) Université Paris 13
Marco Tagliasacchi (Area editor) Politecnico di Milano
William Puech (Area editor) Université Montpellier
Jong-Seok Lee (Area editor) Yonsei University
Sos Agaian (Area editor) University of Texas at San Antonio
Athanassios (Thanos) Skodras (Area editor) University of Patras
Hongliang Li (Area editor) University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Ulrich Engelke (Area editor) CSIRO
Speech Communication Affiliation
Junfeng Li(Subject editor) Chinese of Academy of Sciences
Michael T. Johnson (Subject editor) Marquette University
contributed by Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURASIP Publications Chair back to top
Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Deadline
Wireless Acoustic Sensor Networks and Ad Hoc Microphone Arrays
Jan. 31, 2014
Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis
Mar. 1, 2014
Signal Processing and Learning Methods for 3D Semantic Analysis
Mar. 1, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing Feb. 1, 2014
Sparse Sensing in Radar and Sonar Signal Processing Mar. 1, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Research Methodologies for Performance Evaluation of Wireless Network Solutions Jan. 31, 2014
Green Wireless Communications: Theory and Practice Feb. 20, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Deadline
Atypical Speech & Voices: Corpora, Classification, Coaching & Conversion Feb. 1, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
Collusion Secure Fingerprinting and Transactional Watermarking Feb. 28, 2014
contributed by Alexander Bertrand, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Marianna Meo Spatio-temporal characterization of the surface electrocardiogram for catheter ablation outcome prediction in persistent atrial fibrillation Université Nice Sophia Antipolis Vicente Zarzoso, Olivier Meste 2014
Schwarz, Stefan Limited Feedback Transceiver Design for Downlink MIMO OFDM Cellular Networks Vienna University of Technology Markus Rupp 2013
Laner, Markus Analyzing Packet Delay in Reactive Networks Vienna University of Technology Markus Rupp, Raymond Knopp, Philipp Svoboda 2013
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
Job Posts
EURASIP encourages employers to post open research positions in Signal Processing on the EURASIP Job Site.
Open positions will be continuously accessible online and will be advertised monthly in the EURASIP Newsletter.
Open Positions Institution Location Closing Date
Postdoctoral researcher (distributed speech enhancement) KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Jan. 31, 2014
2 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions at the RWTH Aachen in the Initial Training Network PROVISION RWTH Aachen Aachen, Germany Jan. 31, 2014
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) and Experienced Researcher (ER) position at BBC R&D in London in the Initial Training Network PROVISION in the field of video compression BBC R&D London, UK Jan. 31, 2014
Post Doctoral Fellow in Medical Image Analysis IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca Lucca, Italy Feb. 14, 2014
Post Doctoral Fellow in Computer Vision and Machine Learning IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca Lucca, Italy Feb. 14, 2014
Ph.D. Position in signal processing and scalable hardware platforms KU Leuven, University of Leuven Leuven, Belgium March 1, 2014
2 PhDs and 2 Post-docs CNRS Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France Jul. 13, 2014
3 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions at University of Nantes (France) in the Initial Training Network PROVISION University of Nantes Nantes, France Dec. 31, 2014
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
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