Konrad Named IEEE Fellow

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ECE Associate Professor Janusz Konrad has been named an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to motion estimation and stereoscopic imaging.
ECE Associate Professor Janusz Konrad has been named an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to motion estimation and stereoscopic imaging.

Associate Professor Janusz Konrad (ECE) has been named a Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to motion estimation and stereoscopic imaging.

According to the IEEE, the grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession, an extraordinary record of accomplishment and significant contributions to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology. Konrad will accept the honor at the 2008 International Conference of Image Processing in San Diego in October.

“This is truly a great honor,” Konrad, who was nominated by University of Ottawa Professor Eric Dubois, said. “Typically, you are not honored on your first nomination. I was surprised by the positive outcome on the first recommendation.”

Konrad was honored for his achievements in digital video processing, and stereoscopic and 3-D imaging. In particular, he was recognized for lasting contributions to the theory of estimating motion from image sequences as well as the development of enhancement algorithms for stereoscopic and multi-view visualization. His current research focuses on statistical video processing for surveillance applications.

“Becoming an IEEE Fellow is a very important recognition for me, but it is also a great achievement for the ECE Department, for the College of Engineering, and for Boston University,” he said.

Konrad joined Boston University as an associate professor in 2000. An IEEE member since 1993, he received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2001. He has been an associate technical editor of IEEE Communications Magazine since 1998 and was also an associate editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2002-2004) and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1996-2000). He has authored or contributed to over 200 publications, presentations and theses.

Prior to Boston University, Konrad has taught at INRS-Telecommunications (Quebec) and McGill University.  Outside of academia, Konrad has collaborated with the IMAX Corporation on 3-D image conversion technology for 3-D film post production and consulted for EMC Corporation and Bell-Northern Research.

Konrad received his bachelor’s and master’s of engineering degrees from the Technical University of Szczecin (Poland) and his doctorate in electrical engineering from McGill University.