Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium.
Alejandro Ribeiro is the Rosenbluth Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. His research interests are in the applications of statistical signal processing to the study of networks and networked phenomena. His focus is on structured representations of networked data structures, graph signal processing, network optimization, robot teams, and networked control. Dr. Ribeiro received the 2014 O. Hugo Schuck best paper award, and paper awards at the CDC 2017, 2016 SSP Workshop, 2016 SAM Workshop, 2015 Asilomar SSC Conference, ACC 2013, ICASSP 2006, and ICASSP 2005.
Raymond Knopp is professor in the Communication Systems Department at EURECOM. He is also currently a part-time visiting professor at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications under the Discipline Innovative Engineering Plan. His current research and teaching interests are in the area of digital communications, software radio architectures, and implementation aspects of signal processing systems and real-time wireless networking protocols. He has a proven track record in managing both fundamental and experimental research projects at an international level and is also General Secretary of the OpenAirInterface.org open-source academia-industry radio platform initiative which aims to bridge the gap between cutting-edge theoretical advances in wireless communications and practical designs.
Yurii Nesterov is a professor at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium. He received Ph.D. degree (Applied Mathematics) in 1984 at Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow. Starting from 1993 he works at Center of Operations Research and Econometrics (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium). His research interests are related to complexity issues and efficient methods for solving various optimization problems. The main results are obtained in Convex Optimization (optimal methods for smooth problems, polynomial-time interior-point methods, smoothing technique for structural optimization, complexity theory for second-order methods, optimization methods for huge-scale problems). He is an author of 5 monographs and more than 100 refereed papers in the leading optimization journals. He got several international prizes, among which there are Dantzig Prize from SIAM and Mathematical Programming society (2000), von Neumann Theory Prize from INFORMS (2009), SIAM Outstanding paper award (2014), and Euro Gold Medal from Association of European Operations Research Societies (2016). In 2018 he won an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.
Josiane Zerubia has been a permanent research scientist at INRIA since 1989 and director of research since July 1995. She was successively head of 3 laboratories in remote sensing from 1995 to 2016. She has been adjunct-professor at ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse since 1999. Her main research interest is in signal and image processing using probabilistic models. She also works on parameter estimation, statistical learning and optimization techniques. In terms of applications, she worked on speech processing (1982-1988), biological image processing (2001-2011), skin imaging (2009-2018) and remote sensing (1988-). She published a book on Markov random fields in image segmentation in 2012 (Now pub.), co-authored with Prof. Zoltan Kato. She was co-editor with Prof. Gabriele Moser of a book on mathematical models for remote sensing image processing in 2018 (Springer pub.). She has been nominated EURASIP Fellow in 2019. She is also a Fellow of the IEEE (2003) and was IEEE SP Society Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2017). She received the excellency award from Université Cote d’Azur (UCA) in 2016, several best paper awards with her students and collaborators, and was made “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” by the President of the French Republic in 2002 for an exemplary career in research.