| September 19, 2015 - I have been appointed Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of
SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences
effective January 1st, 2016. This journal is at the top in applied mathematics (based on impact factor), being
the prime publication venue for mathematically-oriented image processing research papers.
September 19, 2015 - Thomson-Reuters published their 2015 list of
highly Cited Researchers, which contains about 3000
scientists from various disciplines. Three scientists from the Technion earned this distinction,
and I am delighted to be one of them.
| June 15, 2015 - Today I have been awarded the Henry Taub Prize for academic excellence.
This prize is given annually to 4 faculty in the Technion that stand out in their research achievements.
| January 1, 2015 - Starting today, I took on myself a new role
in the Technion campus as the head of the prestegious
Rothschild Technion Program for Excellence.
June 18, 2014 - I have been selected as a Thomson-Reuters
Highly Cited Researcher. This list contains about 3000 scientists in various disciplines - see
2014 hottest researchers report for more information.
The criteria for their selection is explained in details
| January 3, 2014 - Freddy Bruckstein (CS-Technion),
David Donoho (Statistics-Stanford) and I have
been selected the winners of the 2014 SIAG/Imaging Science Prize. The
SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) will award the prize
at the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (
IS14, May 12-14, 2014, Hong Kong).
The prize is awarded to the authors of the best paper on mathematical
and computational aspects of imaging. Specifically, the committee referred to
our paper, "From Sparse Solutions of Systems of Equations to Sparse Modeling of
Signals and Images," SIAM Review 2009, recognizing us for our
"fundamental contribution to the theory and practice of sparse representations and
compressed sensing, and their popularization within the imaging science community.".
| November 21, 2011 -
Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the
mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure,
the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one
of the Association’s most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE Fellow.
I have just been informed
that the IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2011 meeting, elevated me
to IEEE Fellow,
effective 1 January 2012, with the following citation:
"for contributions to sparsity-and-redundancy in image processing".
covering this topic from initial theoretical ideas, and all the way to
applications in image processing.
Few weeks ago we have been notified that
"this article has been identified by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators
as a featured Fast-Breaking Paper in the field of Mathematics, which means
it is one of the most-cited papers in this discipline published during the
past two years". Information about this article and the story behind
it are now featured in
Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch.
October 3, 2010 - In February 2009, Freddy Bruckstein,
David Donoho, and I published a paper in SIAM-Review
(SIAM Rev. 51: 34-81, March 2009) on sparse represnetations,
Originally written to serve as a text-book for a graduate engineering course, this book is
an easy entry-point for inetrested readers, and for others
already active in this area. See
Amazon for more
details. A Matlab package that reproduces the book's figures
and contains most of the discussed algorithms
is available HERE.
September 14, 2010 - My new book, titled
"Sparse and Redundant Representations:
From Theory to Applications in Signal and Image Processing",
(Springer) is now available.
This book provides a reader-friendly and comprehensive view of the field of
sparse approxmation, and its impact to image processing. The book offers a systematic and ordered
exposure to the theoretical foundations of this field, the numerical aspects of the
involved algorithms, and the signal and image processing applications that benefit from