Andrea Cavallaro is Professor of Multimedia Signal Processing and Director of the Centre for Intelligent Sensing at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, in 2002. He was a Research Fellow with British Telecommunications (BT) in 2004/2005 and was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering teaching Prize in 2007; three student paper awards on target tracking and perceptually sensitive coding at IEEE ICASSP in 2005, 2007 and 2009; and the best paper award at IEEE AVSS 2009. Prof. Cavallaro is Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee, and chair of its Awards committee. He served as an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee, as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as Guest Editor for seven international journals. He was General Chair for IEEE/ACM ICDSC 2009, BMVC 2009, M2SFA2 2008, SSPE 2007, and IEEE AVSS 2007. Prof. Cavallaro was Technical Program chair of IEEE AVSS 2011, the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2008) and of WIAMIS 2010. He has published more than 130 journal and conference papers, one monograph on Video tracking (2011,Wiley) and three edited books: Multi-camera networks (2009, Elsevier); Analysis, retrieval and delivery of multimedia content (2012, Springer); and Intelligent multimedia surveillance (2013, Springer).
Alessandro De Gloria is Professor of Electronics and Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Genoa. In the Electronic Group Association (GE), the Italian association of professors in Electronic Engineering, is the national manager of the applications sector and local manager of the Genoese unit. His main research interests are: computer architectures, embedded systems, cooperation and vehicular security, Human-Computer Interaction, neuro-physiological signal processing, technology-enhanced learning, modeling and simulation, virtual reality, and Serious Games. De Gloria has guided more than 10 EU research projects over the last 15 years from a global or local manager, in particular he was the coordinator of the Game and Learning Alliance (GaLA), the NoE Fp7 IST-ICT on Serious Games (31 partners) in period 2010-2014. In the field of multimedia systems, De Gloria a was the coordinator of E-Tour, FP5 IST-ICT project pioneer on mobile applications, and WP leader for technical development in other FP IST-ICT projects such as ELU, G @ L and Vital Mind. ELIOS Lab, directed by De Gloria, has developed - in FP projects such as: Active, Comunicar and Aide, in collaboration with leading EU manufacturers and suppliers - a configurable and integrated driver information system. In the IP SAFESPOT, he was responsible for the development of applications based on vehicle-infrastructure collaboration. De Gloria has published over 170 articles in peer-reviewed international conferences and journals.
Mario Marchese got his "Laurea" degree cum laude in 1992, and his Ph.D. in 1996, at the University of Genoa, Italy. From 1999 to 2004, he was Head of Research in the Italian Consortium of Telecommunications (CNIT).
From February 2016 he has been Full Professor at the University of Genoa where is the founder and technical responsible of the Satellite Communications and Networking Laboratory (SCNL). He was the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee.
He is author and co-author of more than 150 scientific works, including international magazines, conferences and book chapters.
He is Associate Editor of several International Journals and has chaired Technical Committees of many international conferences. His main research activity concerns: Satellite and Radio Networks, Transport Architectures for Cable, Satellite and Wireless Networks, Quality of Service over Heterogeneous Networks, Performance Evaluation of Telecommunication Networks.
Arturo de la Escalera, PhD, graduated from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Madrid, Spain) in Automation and Electronics Engineering in 1989, where he also obtained his Ph.D. degree in Robotics in 1995. In 1993 he joined the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, (Madrid, Spain) where he is an Associate Professor since 1997.
His current research interests include Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Transportation Systems with special emphasis on vision sensor systems and image data processing methods for environment perception and real-time pattern recognition. He has co-authored 27 articles in journals and more than 60 papers in international congresses.
Since 2005, Arturo de la Escalera is heading the Intelligent Systems Lab at UC3M. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (Topic Robot Sensor).
José María Armingol received his Ph.D. in Automation from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid in 1997. Since 2012, he has been a Full Professor of the Intelligent Systems Lab at the University Carlos III of Madrid. He was the Assistant Vice-chancellor for Students and College Life from 2009 to 2015.
Qianni Zhang received her M.Sc. degree in Internet signal processing in 2004 and the PhD degree in 2007, both from Queen Mary University of London. She is now working as a lecturer (associate professor) at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. Her research
interests include multimedia processing, semantic inference and reasoning, machine learning, image understanding, 3D reconstruction and immersive environments. She has published over 30 technical papers and book chapters, and has actively contributed to several European funded research projects. She has served as a guest editor in a special issue in Journal of Multimedia and a reviewer in journals including IEEE TCSVT, Signal Processing: Image Communication, and various conferences and workshops including IEEE ICIP, ICASSP, ACM Multimedia, etc. She has served as an organiser, a session chair, or a member of technical program committee at several international conferences, workshops or special sessions.
Steve Uhlig obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Louvain, Belgium, in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.N.R.S.). His thesis won the annual IBM Belgium/F.N.R.S. Computer Science Prize 2005. Between 2004 and 2006, he was a visiting scientist at Intel Research Cambridge, UK, and at the Applied Mathematics Department of University of Adelaide, Australia. Between 2006 and 2008, he was with Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Prior to joining Queen Mary, he was a Senior Research Scientist with Technische Universität Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany. Starting in January 2012, he is the Professor of Networks and Head of the Networks Research group at Queen Mary, University of London. Between 2012 and 2016, he was a guest professor at the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Laurissa Tokarchuk is lecturer in the Intelligent Systems & Multimedia Group at Queen Mary, University of London. She received her B.A. in classics and B.Sc. (Honors) in computer science from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her primary research interests include intelligent agents, user modeling, knowledge representation, and learning.
Jesús Requena Carrión received the degree in telecommunication engineering degree in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in multimedia and telecommunications engineering from the Carlos III University of Madrid in 2008. He is currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary
University of London. His main research interests include statistical signal processing and computer modelling and simulation of complex systems.
(Dr.) Stefan Poslad (PhD) is currently a Senior Lecturer (roughly equivalent to US-style Associate Professor) in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and a member of the Networks Research Lab/Group and the Centre for Intelligent Sensing (CIS). I have a PhD in medical informatics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (1986); M.Sc. Medical Physics (1982) and a B.Sc. Physics from University of Southampton (1981). I am a member of the IEEE. Previously, I was a lecturer at QMUL (2000-2012); a Nortel Networks funded Research Fellow, Imperial College (1997-2000); a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, Dept. Computing, University of Westminster (1991-1997); a Marquette Electronics funded Research Fellow, Royal Post Graduate Medical School, University of London ( 1988-1991) and a research fellow at the University of Muenster, Germany (1987).