Yonina C. Eldar
Yonina C. Eldar (S’98–M’02–SM’07) received the B.Sc. degree in physics and the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering both from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 2002.
From January 2002 to July 2002, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Digital Signal Processing Group at MIT. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. She is also a Research Affiliate with the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT and a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Her research interests are in the broad areas of statistical signal processing, sampling theory and compressed sensing, optimization methods, and their applications to biology and optics.
Dr. Eldar was in the program for outstanding students at TAU from 1992 to 1996. In 1998, she held the Rosenblith Fellowship for study in electrical engineering at MIT, and in 2000, she held an IBM Research Fellowship. From 2002 to 2005, she was a Horev Fellow of the Leaders in Science and Technology program at the Technion and an Alon Fellow. In 2004, she was awarded the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, in 2005 the Andre and Bella Meyer Lectureship, in 2007 the Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research, in 2008 the Hershel Rich Innovation Award, the Award for Women with Distinguished Contributions, the Muriel & David Jacknow Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Technion Outstanding Lecture Award, in 2009 the Technion’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 2010 the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from the Rothschild Foundation, and in 2011 the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences. She is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods technical committee and the Bio Imaging Signal Processing technical committee, an Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, and on the Editorial Board of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing. In the past, she served as an associate editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, the EURASIP Journal of Signal Processing, and the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications.
Birgit Jacob received the M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Dortmund, Germany, in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 1995. She held Postdoctoral and professor positions at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, the University of Leeds, U.K., Berlin University of Technology, Germany, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and University of Paderborn, Germany. Since 2010, she has been with the University of Wuppertal, Germany, where she is a Full Professor in Analysis. She has given plenary talks at the SIAM, IWOTA, and GAMM. Her current research interests include the area of infinite-dimensional systems and operator theory, particularly well-posed linear systems, operator semigroups, controllability, observability, transfer functions, the spectrum of block operator matrices, and Volterra equations.
Frank R. Kschischang
Frank R. Kschischang is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Communication Algorithms. His research interests are focused primarily on the area of channel coding techniques, applied to wireline, wireless and optical communication systems and networks. In 2010 he was awarded the Killam Research Fellowship by the Canada Council for the Arts. Jointly with Ralf Koetter he received the 2010 Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and served as the 2010 President of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Dr Allen Tannenbaum
Dr. Allen Tannenbaum received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard in 1976. He has held faculty positions at universities in Israel, Canada, Europe, and the US. Currently he is a visiting professor at Boston University. He has (co)-authored about 400 research papers, five books, and four patents. He received the George Taylor Award, IEEE Fellow, SICE Best Paper Award, Foams 2000 Best Paper Award, MICCAI Best Paper Award, and Hugo Schuck Award. He has given plenary talks at the AMS, SIAM, IEEE CDC 2000, and SCICADE. He has done research in systems, image processing, medical imaging, computer vision, robust control, robotics, semiconductor process control, operator theory, cryptography, algebraic geometry.