Professor Janusz Konrad Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for 2019-2020
Signal processing is the hidden engine of a myriad of applications we interact with every day. From cellular technology to automotive vehicles or from emergency brain imaging to emergency braking. The Signal Processing Society, the first society of the Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) founded in 1948, is the world’s premier professional organization supporting technical and educational activities in the area of signal processing. Each year, the Society’s Distinguished Lecturer Program selects 5 outstanding educators and authors in various fields of signal processing to serve as ambassadors and deliver lectures internationally. Professor Janusz Konrad (ECE) has been selected as one of the SPS Distinguished Lecturers for the period 2019-2020. His portfolio of lectures includes autonomous video surveillance, user authentication for natural user interfaces (e.g., touch, gesture) and privacy-preserving localization and recognition of human activities. Thus far, his current schedule of lectures includes Italy, Eastern Europe, and South-East Asia. BU ECE faculty are not new to this recognition as Konrad will now accompany his fellow colleague, Associate Professor Vivek Goyal who as also served as SPS Distinguished Lecturer in 2017-2018.
Besides being honored with becoming a Distinguished Lecturer within the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Konrad was also a Member-at-Large in the Conference Board at the IEEE Signal Processing Society. His awards and prestigious honors do not stop there. In 2013, Konrad was named the General Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance. His continuous contributions to the ECE department do not go unnoticed and continue to impact the Boston University Community at large.