Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee – Recent Activity (2015-2016)

Reported by Prof.  Mrityunjoy Chakraborty, Chair, IEEE CASS DSP-TC

The members of the Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee (DSPTC) of the IEEE Circuit and Systems Society have been very active all along and 2015-2016 has been no exception.  In this report, we highlight the members’ technical activities in various areas of interest to the CAS society and DSP research community. The members participated very actively in ISCAS 2016 as summarized under item 2. They have been involved in various capacities in a large number of conferences as detailed under item 3. Eight books/book chapters have been authored/edited by the TC members as listed in item 4. A total of 29 plenary and invited lectures in international conferences, workshops, universities and industries, have been given by members of the TC as outlined under item 5. Sections 6 and 7 of the report summarize the various editorial and IEEE services carried out by members of the TC. The DSP TC has technically co-sponsored 5 conferences and workshops as provided in item 8. Of particular note is that many members of the TC have made special effort to support the IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP2015) by taking an active role in the organization committee, serving as special session organizers and making technical contributions. The conference organization team led by Dr. Y. C. Lim has organized DSP2015 as a major technical activity of the TC. Additional activities carried out by members of the TC are highlighted in  9. Finally, the report ends with awards, distinctions and news from members of the TC obtained in 2015-2016.

1. DSP TC Meeting

The 2016 DSP TC Annual Meeting was held during ISCAS-2016 at Montreal on 23May 2016 (Monday), 12:00-13:00.   The meeting introduced a new member, Dr. Fengbo Ren, and discussed several issues like new track structure for ISCAS 2017, curated list of publications in the annual report, Review and selection of ISCAS2016 papers in DSP track

2. ISCAS 2016

The IEEE ISCAS 2016 was held during May 22-25, 2016 at Montreal, Canada. Tapio Saramäki, Mrityunjoy Chakraborty and Wei-Ping Zhu served as the DSP Track Co-Chairs for the review process of  ISCAS2016 submissions. A total of 98 papers were submitted to the DSP track. Based on the review comments and RCMs’ recommendations, the track co-chairs initially accepted 55 papers which were built into 8 lecture and 3 poster sessions. Finally, the Technical Program Chairs accepted 45 papers in DSP track, which along with a few other papers moved from other tracks were built into 9 lecture and 2 poster sessions. This corresponds to approximately 48 % rate of acceptance. The following 38 DSPTC members served as Review Committee Members (RCMs) for the DSP Track:

Omair Ahmad, Jiuwen Cao, Shing-Chow Chan, Ying Cheng, Paulo S. R. Diniz, Karen Egiazarian, Takao Hinamoto, Dominic K. C. Ho, Xinping Huang, Mohsin M. Jamali, Hakan Johansson, Lina Karam, Masayuki Kawamata, C. W. Kok, H. K.  Kwan, Raija Lehto, Yong Lian, Yong Ching Lim, Chia-Wen Lin, Zhiping Lin, Wing-Kuen Ling, Wei Liu, Wu-Sheng Lu, Daniel P.K. Lun, Kai-Kuang Ma, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Soontorn Oraintara, Soo Chang Pei, Ioannis Pitas, Ravi P. Ramachandran, Andreas Spanias, Akira Taguchi, David Tay, Li Xu, Yajun Yu, Chuan Zhang, Wei Xing Zheng.

Dr. Shaikh Fattah (non-DSPTC member) also helped the review process in the DSP track as RCM.

We are grateful for the DSP TC members mentioned above and the non-members who helped with the review of papers submitted to the DSP track of ISCAS 2015.

3. Other conferences where DSP TC members were involved

  • Jiuwen Cao, Publication Chair, the 6th International Conference on Extreme Learning Machine (ELM2015), Hangzhou, China, Dec. 15-17, 2015.
  • Oscar Gustafsson, Area Co-Chair, IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC 2015) , Daejeon, South Korea, Oct. 5-7, 2015.
  • Oscar Gustafsson, Area Co-Chair, European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2015), Nice, France, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2015.
  • Oscar Gustafsson, Special Session Co-Chair, European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, (ECCTD 2015), Trondheim, Norway, Aug. 24-Aug-26, 2015.
  • Mrityunjoy Chakraborty, Gabor Track Chair, DSP-15, 21-24 July, 2015, Singapore.
  • Bah-Hwee Gwee, Technical Program Committee Chair, the 2016 International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC 2016), Singapore, December 12-14, 2016.
  • Dominic Ho, Technical Program Co-Chair, the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP2016), Shanghai, China, Mar. 20-25, 2016.
  • Hakan Johansson, Technical Program Committee Member of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2015.
  • Hakan Johansson, Technical Program Committee Member of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2015-2016.
  • Lina Karam, Technical Area Chair, the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Quebec City, Canada, September 27-30, 2015.
  • Lina Karam, Associate Chair, the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, May 24-27, 2015.
  • Lina Karam, General Chair, the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Phoenix, Arizona, September 25-28, 2016.
  • Lina Karam, Award Co-Chair, the 2016 International Conference on the Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), Lisbon, Portugal, June 6-8, 2016.
  • Lina Karam, Steering Committee Member, the 2015 International Conference on the Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), Costa Navarino, Greece, May 26-29, 2015.
  • C. W. Kok, Publication Co-Chair: The 5th International Symposium on Next-Generation Electronics 2016.
  • C. W. Kok, Publication Co-Chair: The 7th IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference.
  • C. W. Kok, Review Committee Member, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2016).
  • H. K. Kwan, Technical Program Co-Chair, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2015), Singapore, Jul 21-24, 2015.
  • H. K. Kwan, Member of Best Paper Award Committee, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2015), Singapore, Jul 21-24, 2015.
  • H. K. Kwan, Technical Program Co-Chair, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2016)
  • H. K. Kwan, Workshop Co-Chair on Optimization Techniques in Communications and Signal Processing, 2016 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP2016)
  • Yong Lian, Technical Program Committee Member, the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC’2015), Nov. 2015, Xiamen, China.
  • Yong Lian, General Co-Chair, 11th International Conference on ASIC (ASICON 2015), Nov. 3-6, 2015, Chengdu, China.
  • Yong Lian, Technical Program Chair, 20th IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2015), July 21-24, 2015, Singapore.
  • Y.C. Lim, General Co-Chair of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), 21-24 July, 2015, Singapore.
  • Yuan-Pei Lin, Special Session Organizer, IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, 2015.
  • Yuan-Pei Lin, Technical Committee Member, IEEE Global Communications Conference, 2015.
  • Yuan-Pei Lin, Technical Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Communications and Electronics, 2016.
  • Yuan-Pei Lin, Technical Committee Member, 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Advisory Committee Member, the 6th International Conference on Optimization and Control with Applications (OCA2015), Changsha, China, December 11-14, 2015.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Tutorial Co-chair, the IEEE Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC 2015), Hong Kong, China, December 16-19, 2015.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Advisor and Technical Program Chair, the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE-C 2015), Shenzhen, China, April 9-11, 2015.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Organizer of the Special Session on Low Computational Optimization for Time Frequency Representations, the IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2015), Singapore, July 21-24, 2015.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Organizer of the Special Session on Low Computational Optimization for Digital Video Processing, the 21st IEEE International Packet Video Workshop (PV 2015), Cairns, Australia, May 31-June 4, 2015.
  • Wei Liu, Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member of the 2015 3rd International Conference on Computing, Management and Telecommunications (ComManTel), DaNang, Vietnam, 28-30 December 2015.
  • Wei Liu, TPC Member of the IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 3rdWorkshop on Trusted Communications with Physical Layer Security, San Diego, CA, USA, 6-10 December 2015.
  • Wei Liu, TPC Member of the 2015 International Conference on Current Research in Signal Processing and Communications (SPC), Karnataka, India, 31 October 2015.
  • Wei Liu, Vice Program Chair for the 2015 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Liverpool, UK, 26-28 October 2015.
  • Wei Liu, TPC Member of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE), Shenzhen, China, 19-23 October 2015.
  • Wei Liu, TPC Member of the 2015 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Nice, France, 31 August-04 September 2015.
  • Wei Liu, Chair for two sessions “Time and Frequency Estimations” and “Adaptive Signal Processing” of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Singapore, 21-24, July 2015.
  • Wei Liu, Organizing Committee Member and Registration Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications, London, UK, 8-12 June 2015.
  • Wei Liu, TPC Member of the 2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Lisbon, Portugal, 12-17 April 2015.
  • Wei Liu, TPC Member of the 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), New Orleans, US, 9-12 March 2015.
  • Wei Liu, TPC Member of the 2015 19th ITG International Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Ilmenau, Germany, 3-5 March 2015.
  • Wei Liu, TPC Member of the 2015 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Anaheim, USA, 16-19 February 2015.
  • Daniel Lun, Technical Program Co-Chair, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2015), Singapore.
  • Daniel Lun, Technical Program Co-Chair, 2015 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC 2015), Hong Kong.
  • Daniel Lun, Finance Chair, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2017), Hong Kong.
  • Pramod Meher, Technical Program Committee Member, the 8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS 2016), Lisbon, Portugal, January, 2016.
  • Pramod Meher, Review Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2016.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, General co-Chair, 2015 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC 2015),  Pranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand, September 23 - 25, 2015.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Honorary Chair, 2015 International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2015, IEEE), Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA (Nara Prefectural New Public Hall), Nara, Japan, October 7-9, 2015.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Advisory Committee Member, 2016 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC 2016),  Tokyo, Japan, August 31 – September 2, 2016.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Honorary Chair, 2016 International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2016, IEEE), Qingdao, China, September 26-28 2016.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Honorary Chair, 2016 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS 2016, IEEE), Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa, Patong, Phuket, Thailand,  October 24-27, 2016.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, General Chair, 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (IEEE ISCAS 2019), Sapporo Convention Center, May 26 – 29, 2019.
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Technical Program Committee Member, the 2018 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS 2018),  2018.
  • Ravi P. Ramachandran, Technical Program Committee Member, the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Beijing, China, October 16-18, 2016.
  • Tapio Saramäki, Organizing Committee Member, the 17th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing and its Applications (DSPA-2015), March 25-27, 2015, Moscow, Russia.
  • Tapio Saramäki, Organizing Committee Member (Constantinides Track Chair), the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2015), July 21-24, 2015, Singapore (Also an organizer of a special session entitled “Recent Advances in Designing and Implementing Computationally-Efficient Digital Filters and Filter Banks”).
  • Tapio Saramäki, Technical Program Committee Member, the 22nd European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD 2015), August 24-26, 2015, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Tapio Saramäki, Technical Program Committee Member, the 9th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 2015), September 7-9, 2015, Zagreb, Croatia (Also an ISPA Steering Committee Member).
  • Tapio Saramäki, Organizing Committee Member, the 18th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing and its Applications (DSPA-2016), March 30-April 1, 2016, Moscow, Russia.
  • Tapio Saramäki, Technical Program Committee Member, the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2016), October 16-18, Beijing, China.
  • Andreas Spanias, IEEE ICASSP 2015, 
  • David Tay, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP) 2015.
  • David Tay, Program Committee Member, Int. Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP) 2015.
  • David Tay, Review Committee Member, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2015)
  • Yajun Yu, Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE Int. Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Singapore.
  • Chuan Zhang, Special Session Organizer and Session Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2015.
  • Chuan Zhang, Special Session Organizer and Session Chair, IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), 2015.
  • Chuan Zhang, Special Session Organizer and Session Chair, IEEE SoC (System-on-Chip) Conference (SOCC), 2015.
  • Chuan Zhang, Special Session Organizer and Session Chair, International Conference on ASIC (ASICON), 2015.
  • Chuan Zhang, Special Session Organizer and Session Chair, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2015.
  • Chuan Zhang, Special Session Organizer, Technical Committee Member, and Session Chair, IEEE Workshop on Signal Proc. Systems (SiPS), 2015.
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, General Chair, 17th IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP2015).
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, General Co-Chair, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP2021), proposal and won the bid.
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Area Chair: ICIP2016, ICASSP2016, ICIP2015, ISCAS2015, ICASSP2015, ICME2015
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Organizing Committee Member of the 3rd IEEE China Summit and International Conference on Signal and Information Processing (ChinaSIP'2015), Chengdu, China, July 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, International Liaison of the 3rd IEEE China Summit and International Conference on Signal and Information Processing (ChinaSIP'2015), Chengdu, China, July 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Program Committee Member of the 34th Chinese Control Conference (CCC'2015), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, July 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Program Committee Member of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA'2015), Lijiang, Yunnan, China, August 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, International Program Committee Member of the 4th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Control of Chaotic Systems (CHAOS'2015), Tokyo, Japan, August 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Organizing Committee Member of the 2015 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC'2015), Sydney, Australia, September 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Local Arrangements Chair of the 2015 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC'2015), Sydney, Australia, September 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, International Program Committee Member of the 17th IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID'2015), Beijing, China, 19-21 October 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Technical Program Committee Member of the 5th Australian Control Conference (AUCC'2015), Gold Coast, Australia, November 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Program Committee Member of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'2015), Osaka, Japan, December 2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, RCM of Technical Committee of the 49th IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS'2016), Montreal, Canada, May 2016.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, International Program Committee Vice-Chair and Conference Editor of the 14th IFAC Symposium on Large Scale Complex Systems: Theory and Applications (LSS'2016), Riverside, California, USA, May 2016.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Technical Program Committee Member of the 28th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC'2016), Yinchuan, Ningxia, China, May 2016.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, International Program Committee Co-Chair of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA'2014), Guilin, China, June 2016.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Reginal Chairman and an Organizing Committee Member of the 35th Chinese Control Conference (CCC'2014), Chengdu, China, July 2016.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, International Program Committee Member of the 2016 UKACC (United Kingdom Automatic Control Council) International Conference on Control (UKACC'2016), Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, September 2016.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Invited Sessions Chair and Organizing Committee Member of the 6th Australian Control Conference (AUCC'2016), Newcastle, Australia, November 2016.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Program Committee Member of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'2016), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, December 2016.
  • Wei-Ping Zhu, Award Committee Co-Chair, IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC), London, UK, June 8-12, 2015.
  • Wei-Ping Zhu, North America Liaison Chair and Special Session Organizer, IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Singapore, July 2015.
  • Wei-Ping Zhu, Technical Program Committee Member, 2016 84th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2016-Fall), Montreal, Canada, September 2016.

4. Books and Book Chapters

  • Vicente Molieri, Lina J. Karam, and Zoe Lacroix, "CLAST: Clustering Biological Sequences," in Emerging Trends in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology (Q. Nam and H. Arabnia Eds.), Chapter 10, pp. 203-220, Aug. 2015, Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-802508-6. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780128025086.
  • Chi-Wah Kok and Wing-Shan Tam, Digital Image Interpolation in Matlab, Wiley, ISBN:978-1-119-11961-6.
  • Trends in Digital Signal Processing, edited by Y.C. Lim, H.K. Kwan, and W.C. Siu. Published by Pan Stanford Publishing, July 2015.
  • S Xu and Y C Lim, "A Review on Time-Interleaved Analog-to-Digital Converters and Mismatch Compensation Techniques," Trends in Digital Signal Processing, edited by Lim Y C, Kwan H, and Siu W C. Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing), Chapter 2, pp. 13-63, 2015.
  • A. Zaitcev, G. Cook, W. Liu, M. Paley, and E. Milne, “Source Localization for Brain-Computer Interfaces” in the book “Brain-Computer Interfaces: Current Trends and Applications”, edited by   A. E. Hassanien and A. T. Azar, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 125-153, vol. 74, 2015.
  • M. Paley, S. Kaka, H. Hilliard, A. Zaitcev, A. Bucur, S. Reynolds, W. Liu, E. Milne, G. Cook, “Advanced fMRI and the Brain Computer Interface” in the book “Brain-Computer Interfaces: Current Trends and Applications’’, edited by  A. E. Hassanien and A. T. Azar, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 185-213, vol. 74, 2015.
  • Steve Miller, Xue (Sophia) Zhang, Andreas Spanias, Multipath Effects in GPS Receivers, Synthesis Lectures on Communications, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ISBN 978-1627059312, 70 pages, Ed. William Tranter, Vol. 8, No. 1 , Pages 1-70, December 2015.
  • Xiuming Yao, Ligang Wu and Wei Xing Zheng, Filtering and Control of Stochastic Jump Hybrid Systems. Springer, Berlin, 2016.

5. Plenary Sessions, Keynote Speakers, Invited Lectures

  • Bah-Hwee Gwee, “Asynchronous Circuit Design for Low Power, Robust and Secured Microchips”, an invited lecture in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, July 3, 2015, Chengdu, China.
  • Oscar Gustafsson, “Fast FIR Filters”, Invited lecture, University of Kassel, Germany, Oct. 29, 2015.
  • Mohsin M. Jamali “Development of Parallel Architectures for Radar Signal Processing” IEEE Distinguish Lecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,  September 18, 2015.
  • Mohsin M. Jamali, ”Development of Parallel Architectures for Radar Signal Processing”  IEEE Distinguish Lecture at University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Instruments-Dallas , October 5, 2015
  • Mohsin M. Jamali, “Radar/Infra-Red/Acoustic Bird/Bat Monitoring System for Wind Turbine and Bird Strike Applications,” IEEE Distinguish Lecture at Texas Instruments at Dallas, October 5, 2015.
  • Lina Karam on “Introduction to Image and Video Compression,” an invited lecture in the Visual Signal Analysis and Processing (VSAP) Workshop, 9-19 Nov., 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Chi-Wah Kok and Wing-Shan Tam, Sectorial Split-Drain MAGFET: Design and Application, National Taiwan University, Taiwan May 2, 2016.
  • Yong Lian, on “Wearable Wireless Biomedical Sensors: Challenges and Future”, a keynote in the 2015 Symposium on Engineering, Medicine and Biology Applications (SEMBA’2015), Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2015, Kaohsiung, Taiwan..
  • Yong Lian, on “Self-Powered Wireless Sensors for Internet-of-Things”, a Keynote in the 2016 Asia Workshop on Smart Sensor System (AWSSS2016), Mar. 27-29, 2016, Swan Lake, Beijing, China.
  • Yong Lian, on “Challenges in the Design of Wearable Wireless ECG Sensors, a Tutorial in the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS2015), Oct. 22-24, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Mobile Based Biomedical Signal Recognition Applications for Consumer Electronics”, a keynote in the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics ICCE China, Apr. 10, 2015, Shenzhen, China.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Time Frequency Analysis and Optimization for Audio Industry”, an invited lecture in the Senior Course on Zigbee Intelligent Lighting System Design, Jan. 15, 2015, Shenzhen, China.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Optimization and Signal Processing for IoT”, a keynote in the International Symposium of Computer Application and Information Technology, Jan. 22, 2015, Shenzhen, China.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Biomedical for IoT”, a keynote in the 1st Workshop of Special User Group of the Internet of Things, Mar. 13, 2015, Hong Kong, China.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Big Data for Smart Cities”, a plenary session in the Hong Kong Electronics Symposium, Apr. 17, 2015, Hong Kong, China.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Internet of Things for Telemedicine”, a tutorial in the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, Jul. 23, 2015, Futuroscope-Poitiers, France.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Industrial Biomedical Development: Trends, Techniques and Applications”, a tutorial in the Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Nov. 10, 2015, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Optimization for Deep Learning”, an invited lecture in the NCCA China Computer Applications, Sept. 26, 2015, Shenzhen, China.
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, on “Cloud Security”, an invited lecture in the Cloud Security Alliance Academic Conference, Dec. 1, 2015, Shenzhen, China.
  • Pramod Meher, on “Towards a Smarter World: Opportunities and Challenges”, a keynote in the IEEE International Conference on Communication Control and Intelligent Systems (CCIS 2015), Mathura, India (November 2015).
  • Pramod Meher, on “Pipelining of Digital Circuits using Connected Component Delay Model”, a keynote in the 2015 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2015), Hyderabad, India (November 2015).
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, on “High-Quality Video Communication over Wireless Systems," International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems (ISSCS), Iasi, Romania, July 9-10 (Plenary talk), Jul. 2015.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, on “Robust Speech Recognition and its Robot Implementation," International Workshop on Recent Trends in Signal Processing (RTSP), Cluj-Napoca, Romania, July 6-7 (Plenary Keynote), Jul. 2015.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, on “A MIMO-OFDM System for High-Quality Video Communication," Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), p. 1224, Invited Overview Session, 16-19 Dec. 2015.
  • Tapio Saramäki, on “Polynomial-Based Interpolation for Digital Signal Processing and Communications Applications – A Tutorial Review”, an invited talk in the Third International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE 2015), December 9-11, 2015, International Institute of Information Technology, IIIT Hyderabad, India.
  • A.Spanias, “Advances in Speech and Audio Processing and Coding,” Plenary, Proc. 6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA), Corfu, July 2015
  • Akira Taguchi, on “Color image enhancement in matching with the visual characteristics of human beings”, a keynote in the 2015 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology, 23-25 September 2015, Ayutthaya, Thailand.
  • Chuan Zhang, on “Polar Code for 5G Wireless: Algorithms and Implementations”, a tutorial in VTC-Spring 2016, Nanjing, China.
  • Chuan Zhang, invited scholar for to the plenary session for International Workshop on Polar Code held in the week preceding ISIT 2015.

6. Editorial Services

  •  Mrityunjoy Chakraborty,  Senior Editorial Board Member, IEEE JETCAS (Since January, 2016)
  • Mrityunjoy Chakraborty,  Senior Editorial Board Member, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (Since January, 2016)
  • Mrityunjoy Chakraborty,  Editorial Board Member, IEEE Journal of CISE (as a representative of the SPS).
  • Sankar Basu, Member of the Editorial Board, IEEE Proceedings (01/2013-present).
  • Sankar Basu, Member of the Editorial board: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, Springer.
  • Jiuwen Cao, Associate Editor for Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (07/2015-present)
  • Jiuwen Cao, Guest editor for special issue on “Machine Learning in nD Signal Processing" in Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (2015)
  • Jiuwen Cao, Guest Editor for special issue of “ELM 2015" in Memetic Computing (2015)
  • Paulo S R Diniz Senior Editor of the IEEE Trans. On Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  • Paulo SR Diniz, Editorial Advisory board of the Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing Journal.
  • Hakan Johansson, Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-I (2014-2017)
  • Hakan Johansson, Area Editor, Elsevier J. Digital Signal Processing (2013-March 2016)
  • Lina Karam, Member of the Senior Editorial Senior Editorial Board, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2014-present).
  • Lina Karam, Member of the Editorial Board, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing (2014-present).
  • Lina Karam, Member of the Editorial Board, Foundation and Trends in Signal Processing.
  • Chi-Wah Kok, Managing Special Issue Guest Editor, Vacuum, Elsevier.
  • Chi-Wah Kok, Managing Special Issue Guest Editor, IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology.
  • Zhiping Lin, Editor-in-Chief, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (2011 – 2015)
  • Zhiping Lin, Subject Editor, Journal of The Franklin Institute (04/2015-present)
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Associate Editor for Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (2015-present)
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Associate Editor for Journal of Franklin Institute (2013-present)
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Associate Editor for Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (2008-present)
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Associate Editor for International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (2012-present)
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Associate Editor for Journal of Signal Processing Theory and Applications (2015-now)
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Associate Editor for International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Modeling (2013-2015)
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Associate Editor for Open Journal Advanced Engineering Techniques (2013-2015)
  • Wei Liu, Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Signal Processing (03/2015-present)
  • Wei Liu, Lead Guest Editor for a special issue of the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation: “Recent Advances in Design and Signal Processing for Antenna Arrays”, 2015.
  • Daniel Lun, Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters (04/2016-present)
  • Kai-Kuang Ma, Senior Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (T-IP)
  • Kai-Kuang Ma, Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL)
  • Kai-Kuang Ma, Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Circuits & Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT)
  • Arjuna Madanayake, Associate Editor, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing
  • Arjuna Madanayake, Associate Editor, Multi-Dimensional Systems and Signal Processing (MSSP)
  • Pramod Meher, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (01/2016- to present)
  • Pramod Meher, Associate Editor for the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (Springer), (01/2007- to present)
  • Pramod Meher, Associate Editor for the Integration - the VLSI Journal (Elsevier), (01/2015- present)
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Signal Processing, Japan (01/2015-present)
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Editor-in-Chief for IEICE Engineering Sciences Society (06/2016-present)
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-II (03/2015-present)
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Senior Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters (08/2014-present)
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Associate Editor, IET Electronics Letters, (08/2015-present)
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Associate Editor, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (09/2011-present)
  • Andreas Spanias, Editor, Morgan and Claypool Lecture Series,  2010-present
  • M.N.S. Swamy, Editor-in-Chief, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing journal
  • M.N.S. Swamy, Member, Editorial Board, Fibonacci Quarterly.
  • M.N.S. Swamy, Associate Editor, Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control
  • M.N.S. Swamy, Member, Steering Committee, Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
  • David Tay, Associate Editor, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing
  • Yajun Yu, Associate Editor for Circuits Systems & Signal Processing (2009-present)
  • Yajun Yu, Editorial Board Member for Digital Signal Processing, Elsevier (2015-present)
  • Chuan Zhang, Reviewers for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, and Journal of Signal Processing Systems (JSPS).
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Associate Editor, Automatica.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Associate Editor, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Associate Editor, IET Control Theory & Applications.
  • Wei-Ping Zhu, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II (01/2011-12/2015)
  • Wei-Ping Zhu, Associate Editor, Journal of The Franklin Institute (05/2015-present)
  • Wei-Ping Zhu, Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Communications and Information Networks (05/2015-present)

7. IEEE Services

  • Sankar Basu, IEEE CAS representative to Administrative Committee meeting (AdCom) of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC). Attended AdCom meeting in Rome, Italy (co-located with the IEEE Nano, and submitted report to the IEEE CAS on the status and operation of the NTC
  • Sankar Basu, served in the Fellow evaluation committee of IEEE council for Electronic Design Automation during 2015.
  • Paulo S R Diniz, Fellow Committee at IEEE level.
  • Bah-Hwee Gwee, Chair of IEEE CAS Singapore Chapter.
  • Dominic Ho, Past Chair, Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Dominic Ho, Member, Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Jan. 1, 2016 – Present.
  • Lina Karam, Member of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Strategic Planning Committee (2014-present).
  • Lina Karam, Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IVMSP) Technical Committee (2014-present).
  • Lina Karam, co-founded the World’s First Visual Innovation Award to be presented for the first time at IEEE ICIP 2016.
  • Yong Lian, Vice President Publications of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (Jan. 2013-Mar. 2016)
  • Yong Lian, Editor-in-Chief Selection Committee Chair of IEEE CAS Society (Jan. 2013-Dec. 2015)
  • Yong Lian, President-Elect of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (Jan. 2016 – present).
  • Yong Lian, Member of IEEE Fellow Committee (Jan. 2016 – present).
  • Pramod Meher, Chair of IEEE CAS Singapore Chapter.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, vice-Chair of IEEE Sapporo Section (01/2015-present)
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Member of ExComm Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Chair, IEEE CASCOM TC 2014-2016.
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (IEEE IoT 2015).
  • Andreas Spanias, IEEE SPS Education Committee
  • Andreas Spanias, Chair, IEEE  SPS/COM Phoenix Chapter
  • Alan N. Willson, Jr. served on the IEEE Committee to select the winner of the 2015 Belevitch Award.
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Elected Member of Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee (VSPC TC), IEEE Circuits and System Society, since 2012.
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Elected Member of Multimedia System and Applications Technical Committee (MSA TC), IEEE Circuits and System Society, since 2014.
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Elected Member of Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee (DSP TC), IEEE Circuits and System Society, since 2014
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang,     Elected Member of Industry DSP Technology Standing Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society. Chair: Award Subcommittee
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Elected Member of Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (IVMSP TC), IEEE Signal Processing Society, since 2014.
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Elected Member of Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP TC), IEEE Signal Processing Society, since 2014.
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang, Elected Member of Industry DSP Technology Standing Committee (IDSP-SC), IEEE Signal Processing Society, since 2011. Chair: Award Subcommittee
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Member of International Steering Committee of the IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS).
  • Wei-Ping Zhu, Chair, DSP TC of the IEEE CAS society
  • Wei-Ping Zhu, DSP Track co-chair, ISCAS 2016
  • Tapio Saramaki, DSP Track co-chair, ISCAS 2016
  • Mrityunjoy Chakraborty, Founding chair, SPS chapter, IEEE Kharagpur section.
  • Mrityunjoy Chakraborty, Chair elect, DSP TC of the IEEE CAS society
  • Mrityunjoy Chakraborty, DSP Track co-chair, ISCAS 2016

 8. DSP TC Technically Co-Sponsored Conferences/Symposia/Workshops

  • 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Singapore, July 21-24, 2015.
  • 2015 International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2015, IEEE), Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA (Nara Prefectural New Public Hall), Nara, Japan, October 7-9, 2015.
  • 2015 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS 2015, IEEE), Topical Paradise Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, November 9-12, 2015.
  • 2016 International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2016, IEEE), Qingdao, China, September 26-28 2016.
  • 2016 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS 2016, IEEE), Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa, Patong, Phuket, Thailand, October 24-27, 2016.

9. Other Activities

  • Lina Karam, Member of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Lina Karam, High-School Cohort Leader, App Maker Pro, STEM outreach project funded by the US National Science Foundation.
  • Pramod Meher organized a 3 day tutorial workshop on “High Performance Embedded System Implementation for Digital Signal Processing Applications, in December 2015 at Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, President, Engineering Sciences Society, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan, Engineering Sciences Society (ESS), 2015 - present.
  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Honorary Chair, International Steering Committee, International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT), 2011 - present.
  • Akira Taguchi,  International Steering Committee Member, International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), 2004 – present
  • Alan N. Willson, Jr., Invited Speaker at the “Workshop on DDS” for the 2016 IMS (International Microwave Symposium) in San Francisco, May 22-27, 2016.
  • Wei Xing Zheng, Member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Control Conference.

10. Awards, Honors and News from the TC Members

  •  Paulo S R Diniz elected to Fellow of EURASIP 2016.
  • Lina Karam was elected to the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Board of Governors (BoG).
  • Lina Karam was awarded a recognition certificate by Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) for licensed technology.
  • Yong Lian, Design Contest Award of the 20th International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) for the paper “A 2.89μW Clockless Fully-Integrated Wireless ECG SoC for Wearable Sensors”, Rome, Italy, July 2015.
  • Zhiping Lin, Best Paper Award at the International Conf. on Extreme Learning Machines 2015 (ELM 2015), Hangzhou, China, 15 – 17, Dec. 2015
  • Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Best Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics China 2015.
  • Wei Liu, Best Paper Award for the paper “Reduced Complexity MIMO Receiver with Real-Valued Beamforming” (second author) from the 2015 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Liverpool, UK, 26-28 October 2015.
  • Daniel Lun, Best Paper Award, “Improved Expectation-Maximization Framework for Speech Enhancement Based on Iterative Noise Estimation”, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2015), Singapore.
  • Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Carnegie Foundation Visiting Professor ADF Fellowship, 2015
  • Andreas Spanias and Bob Santucci, Paper Award, Harden-Simmons Prize Paper Award on Power Amplifier Linearization Techniques.
  • Alan N. Willson, Jr. has been awarded the 2015 John J. Guarrera, Engineering Educator of the Year Award of “The Engineers' Council.” The award was presented at the 60th Engineers' Council National Engineers' Week Honors & Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
  • Chuan Zhang, Best Student Paper Award at ASICON2015.
  • Chuan Zhang, Second Prize for InnovateAsia-1st 5G Mobile Algorithm Competition.
  • Chuan Zhang, Best Paper Award candidate for SiPS2015.
  • Wei Xing Zheng was honoured as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Thomson Reuters in September 2015.
  • Mrityunjoy Chakraborty has been elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.