Jon Atli Benediktsson#


Jon Atli Benediktsson
Email:benedikt 'at' hi.is
Membership Number:4963
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ICELAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:jbenediktsson
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0003-0621-9647
Twitter:@jonatlib
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jonatli.benediktsson
Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-atli-benediktsson-b1b364b/
Homepage: https://notendur.hi.is/benedikt


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 - present Rector and President, University of Iceland July 1
  • 1996 - present On the academic staff of the University of Iceland . Full Professor from 1996
  • 2006 - 2009 Director of Academic Development Rector’s/President’s Office, University of Iceland
  • 2009 - 2015 Pro-Rector for Academic Affairs, University of Iceland
  • 2009 - present Head, Graduate School, University of Iceland
  • 2002 - 2015 Visiting Professor University of Trento, Italy
  • 1999 - 2004 Visiting Professor, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, UK
  • 1986 - 1990 Research Assistant, School of Electrical Engineering and Laboratory for Application of Remote Sensing (LARS), Purdue University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Remote sensing
  • Image analysis and signal processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Data fusion
  • Neural networks
  • Analysis of biomedical signals

Honours and Awards
  • A Highly Cited Researcher 2018 (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Recived the IEEE GRSS David Landgrebe Award 2018 for outstanding contributions to Image Analysis in Remote Sensing
  • Received the 2016-2017 Best Paper Award from the International Journal of Image and Data Fusion ásamt J. Senthilnath, Deepak Kumar og Xiaoyang Zhang fyrir greinina “A novel hierarchical clustering technique based on splitting and merging.”
  • Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2016
  • Co-Recipient of the 2013 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society’s Highes Impact Paper Award (with Mathieu Fauvel, Jocelyn Chanussot and Jóhannes R. Sveinsson) for the paper “Spectral and Spatial Classification of Hyperspectral Data Using SVMs and Morphological Profiles,” IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 3804 - 3814, Nov. 2008
  • Recipient of the 2013 IEEE/VFI Electrical Engineer of the Year with the citation “The joint Award is granted as a recognition for excellent performance in the field of electrical engineering or as a recognition to electrical engineers who have made significant contributions to Icelandic society."
  • Elected Fellow of SPIE (International Society for Photonics and Optices ) 2013 “For achievements in multi-temporal and hyperspectral remote sensing.”
  • Outstanding Service Award from IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, July 2007
  • Outstanding Research Award, Engineering Research Institute., University of Iceland, Nov. 2006
  • First Prize in the University of Iceland’s technology innovation competition “Upp úr Skúffunum,” 2004 (along with Einar Stefansson and Thor Eysteinsson)
  • Elected Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), 1.1.2004 with the citation ,,For contributions to pattern recognition and data fusion in remote sensing”
  • Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal “in recognition and appreciation of valued services and outstanding contributions,” (received in Hawaii, July 27, 2000)
  • Recipient of an award certificate from the IEEE Geoscience Remote Sensing Society, for “truly exceptional leadership and guidance, as Chairperson of the Data Fusion Technical Committee during the three years 1996 - 1999” (received in Hawaii, July 27, 2000)
  • Elected in 1999 to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, for the term 2000-2002. Re-elected in 2002 for the term 2003-2005. Re-elected in 2007 for the term 2008-2010.
  • Elected in 1996, Chairman of “Technical Committee on Data Fusion” of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. Re-appointed in 1997 and 1998
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Icelandic Young Research Award form the Icelandic Research Council, 1997

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