Martin Vetterli#

Martin Vetterli
Membership Number:5156
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2017/01 - now President Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • 2013/01 - 2016/12 President of the National Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 2011/03 - 2012/12 Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences
  • 2004/10 - 2011/02 Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Vice-president for Institutional Affairs and member of EPFL’s management team. Responsibilities include international affairs, campus-wide computing and information systems, school of management and special projects for the school and Vice-President for International Affairs and member of EPFL’s management team in charge of international developments
  • 2001/01 - 2004/12 Director, National Competence Center for Research on Mobile Information and Communication Systems, a Swiss NSF center with a budget of 32 MSFr for 4 years, involving about 30 faculty members across EPFL, ETHZ and other Swiss academic institutions
  • 1995/08 - now Professeur Ordinaire, Communication Systems, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Head of the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory. (from March 1996 to Dec. 1997, Head of Communication Systems Division. Set up a new graduate program in Communication Systems, organized an advisory board, set up an annual research review)
  • 1997/07 - 2008/06 Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1993 - 1997 Associate and then Full Professor, Dept EECS, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1987 - 1993 Assistant and then Associate Professor, University of Columbia, New-York

Fields of Scholarship
  • Distributed signal processing and communications: sensor networks, self-organized systems
  • Communication systems: joint source and channel coding, image compression
  • Mathematical signal processing: wavelet theory, filter banks, sampling theory
  • Applications of sensor networking and signal processing to environmental monitoring
  • High dimensional signal processing: plenacoustic, plenoptic sampling and reconstruction

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
  • 2015 US National Academy of Engineering, elected foreign member
  • 2014 Thomson ISI Web of Science highly cited researcher in engineering
  • 2010 ERC Advanced Investigators Grant: Sparse Sampling: Theory, Algorithms and Applications – SPARSAM – no 247006
  • 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Society Award for fundamental contributions to signal processing theory, technology and education
  • 2008 EURASIP Technical achievement award.
  • 2007 Thomson ISI Web of Science highly cited researcher in engineering.
  • 2006 IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Senior Award (DSP Technical Area) for the paper with P. Marziliano and T. Blu entitled “Sampling signals with finite rate of innovation”, IEEE Trans. on SP. Volume 50, Number 6, June 2002
  • 2002 Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • 1999 Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • 1999 SPIE Presidential Award, Wavelets Applications Conference
  • 1996 IEEE Signal Processing Society’s 1996 Senior Award (IMDSP Technical Area) for the paper with K. Ramchandran entitled “Best Wavelet Packet Bases in a Rate-Distortion Sense,” IEEE Trans. on IP, Apr. 1993
  • 1996 Swiss National Science Foundation Latsis Prize, for best researcher under 40 (all fields) in Switzerland.
  • 1991 IEEE Signal Processing Society’s 1991 Senior Award (DSP Technical Area) for the paper with D. LeGall entitled “Perfect reconstruction FIR filter banks: some properties and factorizations,” IEEE Trans. on ASSP, July 1989
  • 1988 Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation
  • 1986 Research prize of the Brown Boveri Corporation (Switzerland) for his doctoral thesis

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