Ebroul Izquierdo, PhD, MSc, CEng, FIET, SMIEEE, MBMVA, is Chair of Multimedia and Computer Vision and head of the Multimedia and Vision Group in the school of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. For his thesis on the numerical approximation of algebraic-differential equations, he received the Dr. Rerum Naturalium (PhD) from the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. He has been a senior researcher at the Heinrich-Hertz Institute for Communication Technology (HHI)), Berlin, Germany, and the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering of the University of Essex.
Prof. Izquierdo is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the British Machine Vision Association. He was a past chairman of the IET professional network on Information Engineering. He is a member of the Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and member of the Multimedia Signal Processing technical committee of the IEEE.
Prof. Izquierdo is or has been associated editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (from 2002 to 2010), the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (from 2010 to date). He is member of the editorial board of the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video processing (from 2004 to date), the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (2008 to 2014) and the Journal of Multimedia (2009-2014), the Journal of Computer Engineering International (2008 to date) and the Infocommunications Journal (2008 to 1015). He has been guest editor of the Elsevier journal Signal Processing: Image Communication, The EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing and the IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image & Signal Processing.
Prof. Izquierdo has been member of the organizing committee of several conferences and workshops in the field of image and video processing including The IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), The IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), The IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (VCIP) and The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME). He has chaired special sessions and workshops in ICIP, ICASSP, ISCAS, VCIP and ICME. He has been the general chair of the European Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, London 2003 and Seoul 2006, the European Workshop for the integration of Knowledge, Semantics and Content, London 2004 and 2005, the Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference MobiMedia, Algero 2006, the International Conference on Content Based Multimedia Indexing, London 2008, the IET Conference on Visual Information Engineering, Xian 2008 and the International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, London 2015.
Prof. Izquierdo has been involved as principal investigator in many EU funded projects including, Race Panorama, Cost211, Cost292, FP5 SCHEMA, FP5 Sambits, FP6 MESH, FP6 Papyrus, FP6 RUSHES, FP7 PetaMedia, FP7 Sala+, FP7 SARACEN, FP7 NextMedia, FP7 Eternal, FP7 VideoSense, FP7 Advise, FP7 Cubrik, FP7 Ecopix. He has coordinated several other large cooperative projects including FP6 aceMedia, The Cost292 Action, FP5 BUSMAN, FP6 K-Space, FP7 3DLife, FP7 EMC2 and FP7 Reverie. He has been also involved in several UK funded projects including EPSRC VideoAnnotation, TSB Thira and EPSRC Prometheus, EPSRC VideoCoding.
Prof. Izquierdo has graduated over 30 PhD researchers. He holds several patents in the area of multimedia signal processing and has published over 500 technical papers including books and chapters in books.