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Petros Maragos : Awards and Distinctions

Awards and Honors
  • Received a 1987 U.S.A. National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award "In Recognition of Research and Teaching Accomplishments and Academic Potential".

  • Received the 1988 IEEE Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society's Young Author Best Paper Award "for an especially meritorious paper published in the Society's Transactions by an author under 30 years of age". This paper was "Morphological Filters -- Parts I and II", IEEE Trans. on A.S.S.P., Aug. 1987 (co-authored by P. Maragos and R. W. Schafer).

  • Co-Recipient of the 1994 IEEE Signal Processing Society's Senior Best Paper Award for his paper entitled "Energy Separation in Signal Modulations with Application to Speech Analysis", IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, Oct. 1993 (co-authored by P. Maragos, J. F. Kaiser, and T. F. Quatieri).

  • Co-Recipient of the 1995 IEEE W.R.G. Baker Prize Award "for the most outstanding paper reporting original work in any of the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or Proceedings of the IEEE issued during the previous calendar year". This paper was "Energy Separation in Signal Modulations with Application to Speech Analysis", IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, Oct. 1993 (co-authored by P. Maragos, J. F. Kaiser, and T. F. Quatieri).

  • Co-Recipient of the 1996 Pattern Recognition Society's Honorable Mention Award "for the most original manuscript of all manuscripts published in the 1995 issues of the journal". This paper was "Min--Max Classifiers: Theory, Design, and Application", Pattern Recognition, June 1995. (co-authored by P.-F. Yang and P. Maragos).

  • Co-author of a paper that received the Best Student Paper Award at the 1st International Conference on Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision (Italy, June 2007). This paper was "Vector-Valued Image Interpolation by an Anisotropic Diffusion-Projection PDE", co-authored by A. Roussos and P. Maragos.

  • Recipient of the 2007 European Signal Processing Association's (EURASIP) Technical Achievements Award "for contributions to Nonlinear Signal Processing and Systems Theory, Image Processing, and Speech Processing".

  • Co-Recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE CVPR-2011 Workshop on Gesture Recognition (Colorado Springs, USA, June 2011). This paper was "Advances in Phonetics-based Sub-Unit Modeling for Transcription Alignment and Sign Language Recognition", co-authored by V. Pitsikalis, S. Theodorakis, C. Vogler and P. Maragos.

  • Recipient of the Honorary Commendation at the 1975 Panhellenic Mathematical Competition organized by the Greek Mathematical Society.

  • Recipient of government scholarships from the Greek National Scholarship Foundation based on academic achievement during his undergraduate studies at NTUA.

  • Recipient of the 1983 Sigma Xi Best Thesis Award (Georgia Tech Chapter) for "outstanding Masters research in engineering".

  • Elected to Fellow of the IEEE in 1995 "for contributions to the theory and application of nonlinear signal processing systems".

  • Elected to President (1994-1996) and Vice-President (1993-1994) of the International Society for Mathematical Morphology.

  • Member of the National Council for Research and Technology, Greece, 2005-2009.

  • Member of Scientific Council for Mathematics & Information Sciences, Greece, 2011-present.

  • Recipient of an Honorary Diploma from the 3rd Forum of Dodecanese Diaspora and the Municipality of Kalymnos, Rhodes, Greece, 1-2 Aug. 2009.

  • Elected Fellow of the European Signal Processing Association (EURASIP) in 2010 "for contributions to morphological signal processing and nonlinear systems with applications in computer vision, image processing, speech and language processing, multimedia and cognitive systems".

Professional Society Activities
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1989-1992.

  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Academic Press, 1990-1992.

  • Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Special Issue on Nonlinear Image Processing, 1994-1995.

  • Guest Editor for EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue on Object-Based And Semantic Image And Video Analysis, 2003.

  • Guest Editor for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Filtering and Segmentation in Mathematical Morphology, 2012.

  • Editorial Board Member for Journal Publications of the Greek Technical Chamber, 2004-present.

  • Editorial Board Member for EURASIP journal on Signal Processing, 2005 - 2008.

  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2006 - 2010.

  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, Springer, 2010 - 2013.

  • General Co-Chairman of SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing II (VCIP-1987), Cambridge, MA, Sep. 1987.

  • Co-Chairman of Workshop on Speech Processing and Recognition, Brown-Harvard-MIT Center for Intelligent Control Systems, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Jan. 1990.

  • General Chairman of SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing VII (VCIP-1992), Boston, MA, Nov. 1992.

  • General Co-Chairman of Int'l Symposium on Mathematical Morphology and its Applications to Signal Processing (ISMM-1996), Atlanta, GA, May 1996.

  • General Co-Chairman of Int'l Workshop on Very Low Bit Rate Video Coding (VLBV-2001), Athens, Greece, Oct. 2001.

  • General Co-Chairman of 2007 IEEE Int'l Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 2007), Chania, Greece, Oct. 2007.

  • Program CO-Chair of 2010 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV-2010), Hersonissos, Hraklion Crete, Sep. 2010.

  • Co-organized the Workshop on Sign, Gesture and Activity (Satellite Workshop of ECCV-2010), Hersonissos, Hraklion Crete, Sep. 2010.

  • Co-Organizer of 2011 Dagstuhl Seminar on Innovations for Shape Analysis: Models and Algorithms, Germany, Apr. 2011.

  • Co-Organizer of 2014 Dagstuhl Seminar on "New Perspectives in Shape Analysis", Germany, Feb. 2014.

  • Co-Organizer of 2015 IROS Workshop on Cognitive Mobility Assistance Robots, Germany, Sep. 2015.

  • General Co-Chairman of 2017 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2017), Kos, Greece, Aug.-Sep. 2017.

  • Co-Organizer of 2018 Dagstuhl Seminar on "Shape Analysis: Euclidean, Discrete and Algebraic Geometric Methods", Germany, Oct. 2018.

  • Session chair in more than 40 Int'l Conferences.

  • Member of Technical/Advisory/Program Committees in more than 60 Int'l Conferences and Workshops.

  • Member of two IEEE Signal Processing Committees (DSP, IMDSP), 1992 - 2000.

  • Member of Steering Committee for European Research Network of Excellence "MUSCLE", 2004 - 2008.

  • Member of IEEE SPS Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee, 2009 - 2012.

  • Invited Keynote/Plenary Speaker at eleven (11) International Conferences.

  • 95 Invited Public Talks at Universities, Industry Research Groups and IEEE Chapters.


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