Jelena Kovačević
Carnegie Mellon University

Jelena Kovačević (jelenak@cmu.edu) is the Hamerschlag University Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include applying data science to a number of domains such as biology, medicine and smart infrastructure; she is an authority on multiresolution techniques, such as wavelets and frames. 

She received the Dipl. Electr. Eng. degree from the EE Dept., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1986, and the MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. From 1991-2002, she was with Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. She was a co-founder and Technical VP of xWaveforms, based in New York City, NY. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. In 2003, she joined Carnegie Mellon University.
She is a Fellow of the IEEE and EUSIPCO and a coauthor (with Martin Vetterli) of the book Wavelets and Subband Coding (Prentice Hall, 1995) as well as a coauthor (with Martin Vetterli and Vivek K. Goyal) of Foundations of Signal Processing, Cambridge University Press, 2014, and the upcoming Fourier and Wavelet Signal Processing,Cambridge University Press. She coauthored a top-10 cited paper in the Journ. of Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, a top-100 downloaded paper on IEEE Xplore, and a number of best paper awards. Her paper on multidimensional filter banks and wavelets (with Martin Vetterli) was selected as one of the Fundamental Papers in Wavelet Theory. She received the Belgrade October Prize in 1986, the E.I. Jury Award at Columbia University in 1991, the 2010 CIT Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award from the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and the 2016 IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award.

She served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans. on Image Processing from 2002-2006, Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, and Guest Co-Editor of the special issues: on Wavelets for the Proceedings of the IEEE, on Transform Coding, on Molecular and Cellular Bioimaging, and on Quantitative Bioimaging: Signal Processing in Light Microscopy, the last three for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.  She is/was on the Editorial Boards of the Springer-Birkhauser Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis, Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing, SIAM book series on Computational Science and Engineering, Journ. of Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, Journ. of Fourier Analysis and Applications and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. 

She was a regular member of the NIH EBIT Study Section from 2008-2012. From 2000-2002, she served as a Member-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors. She is the past Chair of the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee and on the ISBI Steering Committee. She is/was/will be the General (Co)-Chair of ISBI 2006 and 2015, General Co-Chair of the DIMACS Workshop on Source Coding and Harmonic Analysis 2002 and General Co-Chair of the Ninth IMDSP Workshop 1996. 

She was a plenary/keynote/tutorial/invited speaker at IEEE GlobalSIP 2016, Graph Signal Processing Workshop 2016, Bioimage Informatics 2014, CompImage 2014, IEEE GlobalSIP 2013, IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium 2012, Automated Imaging & High-Throughput Phenotyping 2012, Mathematics and Image Analysis 2012, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Symposium 2011, From Banach Spaces to Frame Theory and Applications 2010, 20 Years of Wavelets 2009, European Women in Mathematics 2009, MIAAB Workshop 2007, Statistical Signal Processing Workshop 2007, Wavelet Workshop 2006, NORSIG 2006, ICIAR 2005, Fields Workshop 2005, DCC 1998 as well as SPIE 1998.


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