1. Full name
o       Surname: GABBOUJ, Given name: Moncef;
o       Gender: Male
2. Date and place of birth, nationality, current residence
o       Date and place of birth: 12.12.1962, Monastir
o       Citizenship: Finland
o       Current residence
           
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Tampere University of Technology Raudikonkatu 16
Department of Signal Processing FIN-33580 Tampere, Finland
P.O. Box 553
Tel. + 358 400 73 66 13
FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland
E-mail: Moncef.Gabbouj@tut.fi
Mobile Tel. +358400736613 
Url: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~moncef

3. Education and degrees awarded
o     Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Electrical Engineering, 17th December 1989.
o     M.Sc., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Electrical Engineering, 21st December 1986.
o     B.Sc., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA, Electrical Engineering, 11th May 1985.
 
4. Other education and training, qualifications and skills
2005: TUT Information Management Strategy Training, Contrasec Oy
 
5. Lauguistic skills
o     Working language: English
o     Other languages: Finnish, French and Arabic
 
6. Current position
1998– Present: Professor of Signal Processing, Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
 
7. Previous work experience
2011 – 2015:         Academy of Finland professor, Academy of Finland, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
2012 – 2013:         Visiting Professor, Dept of Electronics and Computer Engineering and the Dept of Computer Science and           
                               Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
2011 – 2012:         Visiting Professor, School of EE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Aug. – Dec. 2011), & Viterbi       School of
                               Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, (Jan. – June 2012) USA
2007 - 2008:         Senior Research Fellow, Academy of Finland, TUT, Tampere, Finland and Visiting Professor, Dept of        Electrical
                               Engineering, American Univ. of Sharjah, UAE (August 2007 – May 2008)
2002 - 2007:         Head, Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
1998 – 2007:         Tutoring Professor, Nokia Leading Science Program, Nokia Mobile Phones Leading Science Programs 1-4
                               (1998-2002); and Leading Science 8 and 9 (2005-2007)
1997 - 1998:         Senior Research Fellow, Academy of Finland, TUT, Tampere, Finland.
1995 – 1997:         Professor, Department of Information Technology, Pori, TUT, Pori, Finland
1994 - 1995:         Associate Professor, Signal Processing Laboratory, Tampere University of Technology
1993 – 1994:         Acting Associate Professor, Signal Processing Laboratory, Tampere University of Technology
1990 – 1993:         Lecturer (tuntiopettaja), Signal Processing Laboratory, TUT, Tampere, Finland

8. Research funding, leadership and supervision

Major research funding (12.915 MEuro)
 
Academy of Finland
o       AkaPro, Academy professor, 2011-2015 [704,8 KEuro]
o       AkaProRes, Academy of Finland research grant, 2014-2015 [440 KEuro]
o       AkaProRes, Academy of Finland research grant, 2011-2013 [750 KEuro]
o       CoE SPAG Academy of Finland, TEKES & TUT, Centre of Excellence 2000-2005 & 2006-2011 [1700 KEuro]
o       Ubiquitous Computing, Academy of Finland within MOTIVE Program, 2009-2011 [250 KEuro]
o       Senior Research Fellow, Signal Processing Methods for Multimedia Search Engine, 2007-2008, [118 KEuro]
o       FHA Future Home Applications (2006-2007), [80,750 KEuro],
o       MEDIA (Video Coding and Analysis) Academy of Finland, 2003-2005 [161,9 KEuro]
 
Technology Development Center of Finland, TEKES
o       ICT SHOK TIVIT and TEKES,  D2I 2014 [353,5], 2013 [81.7 KEuro], 2012 [198 KEuro];
o       ICT SHOK TIVIT and TEKES, DIEM-MMR, 2010-2011 [2011: 66,4 KEuro]
o       MUVIS (Indexing and Retrieval) funded by TEKES, Nokia and Alma Media and HPY 1998-1999 [130 KEuro]
o       SEPEMCO Search of Personal Media Content, Nokia Research Centre and TEKES, 2005-2006 [360 KEuro]
 
Industrial Projects
o       FAVS, Nokia 2014 [465 KEuro], 2013 [650 KEuro]; 2012 [770 KEuro]
o       SIMPLE 3, 2014 [80.4 KEuro], 2013 [132 KEuro], SIMPLE 2, 2012 [99 KEuro]
o       Large Scale 3D Content and Applications, 2014 [90 KEuro], 2012 [85 KEuro], 2012 [130KEuro]
o       AMEPA, Nokia 2012 [65 KEuro]; 2011 [62,3 KEuro]
o       Cam-SeCoCo 2011, Nokia [317 KEuro]
o       PeCoCo, Nokia 2010 [230 KEuro], 2011 [40 KEuro]
o       Video Processing and Sensing 2010, Nokia [42,2 KEuro]
o       AVIPA, Nokia 2011 [540 KEuro], 2010 [290 KEuro], 2009 [295 KEuro], 2008 [225 KEuro]
o       Multimedia Proc. and Com., L4Mobile-FARMS,  Nokia Research Center, 2009 [205 KEUR], 2008 [124KEuro]
o       Voice-UI, Nokia, 2007-2008 [190 KEuro]
o       LIN-TP, funded by Nokia Technology Platforms, 2007 [60 KEuro]
o       HQI High Quality Image Compression, Nokia Research Centre, 2006 [70 KEuro], 2007 [85 KEuro]
o       ASR Automatic Speech Recognition, Nokia Research Centre, 2004-2005 [43,7 KEuro]
o       TTS Expressive and Emotional Text-to-Speech, funded by NRC, 2004-2005 [21,3 KEuro]
o       HITA Human interface technologies and their applications, funded by NRC, 2004 [41,1 KEuro]
o       L4Mobile (Video Coding) Nokia Mobile Phones and NRC, 2001-2006 [537,5 KEuro], 2007 [220 KEuro]
o       L4H2-MBG Multimedia processing and communication, funded by Nokia MBG, 2006 [52 KEuro]
o       L4H2-TP Multimedia communication, funded by Nokia MBG, 2006 [36 KEuro]
o       RANES (Modelling and auralisation of electro-acoustical systems) NRC, 2002-2003 [56,6 KEuro]
 
European Union
o       EU COST 292 (Semantic Multimodal Analysis of Digital Media),
o       EU COST program [co-founder and partner] since 2005 [a. 50 KEuro] follower of
o       EU COST 211quat [chairman of the Technical Committee], 1998-2003
o       EU NoE 3D TV a network of excellence funded by the EU, 2004-2008 (with K. Egiazarian)
o       EU SCHEMA (Content-Based Semantic Scene Analysis and Information Retrieval) EU Network of Excellence funded by the European
            Union, 2002-2005 [73,3 KEuro]
o       EU NoE SIMILAR (Human-machine interfaces) a Network of Excellence, 2004-2008 [48,5 KEuro]
 
Tampere University of Technology
o       Big Data 2014-2015 [600 KEuro]
o       AkaProTUT 2011-2014 [600 KEuro]
 
Main supervision of post-doc researchers
 
Francesco Cricri (2014), Stefan Uhlmann (2014), Payman Aflaki (2013-2014); Jimin Xiao (2013-2014); Esin Guldogan (2009-2012); Tuomas Virtanen (2011-2014); Iftikhar Ahmed (2011-Present); Vinod Malamal Vadakital Kumar (2012-2013); Serkan Kiranyaz (2005-2010); Kostadin Dabov (2011), Oguz Bici (2010-2012), Ye-Kui Wang (2002-2004), Don Tian (2002-2005); Xioni Li (2012-2014), Jani Nurminen (2013-2014).
 
Officially appointed supervisor to doctoral students (completed Dr. Tech. theses)
 
o       Stefan Gerd Uhlmann, “Advanced Techniques for Classification of Polarimetric Synthetic Aperature Rada Data,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 1st September 2014. (Thesis co-supervisor)
o       Francesco Cricri, “Multimodal Analysis of Mobile Videos,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 16th May 2014.
o       Payman Aflaki, "Compression and Subjective Quality Assessment of 3D Video," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 29th November 2013.[The thesis was recommended to be approved with HONOR]
o       Jani Nurminen, "A Parametric Approach for Efficient Speech Storage, Flexible Synthesis and Video Conversion," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 4th October 2013.
o       Chenghao Liu, "Rate Adaptation in Media Streaming," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 3rd September 2013.
o       Jarno Nikkanen, "Computational Color Constancy in Mobile Imaging," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 31st May 2013.
o       Lukasz Kondrad, “Media-Aware Broadcasting Methods for Mobile Television,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 24th September 2012.
o       Vinod Kumar Malamal Vadakital, "Improved Quality of Experience for Mobile Television Over DVB-H Broadcast Channels," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 13th August 2012.
o       Elina Helander, "Mapping Techniques for Voice Conversion," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere Univ. of Technology, 19th June 2012.
o       Victor Popa, "Techniques for Spectral Voice Conversion," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 1st June 2012.
o       Cixun Zhang, "Improved Transform Methods for Low Complexity, High Quality Video Coding," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 26th March 2012.
o       Jin Li, "Advances on Video Coding Algorithms for Next Generation Mobile Applications," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 5th August 2011.
o       Igor Curcio, "QoS Aspects of Mobile Multimedia Applications," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere Univ of Technology, 13th June 2011.
o       Miikka Lundan, "Packet-switched streaming service in non-bitrate-guaranteed mobile networks," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 3rd June 2011.
o       Iftikhar Ahmad, "Content-based Multimedia Retrieval for Mobile Devices," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 11th March 2011.
o       Kemal Ugur, "Improved Prediction Methods for Low Complexity, High Quality Video Coding," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 8th November 2010.
o       Ying Chen, “Advances on Coding and Transmission of Scalable Video and Multiview Video,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, to be defended on 11th February 2010.
o       Dmytro Rusanovskyy, “Advances in Signal Processing,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 4th December 2009. (Thesis co-supervisor)
o       Marko Helen, “Similarity Measures for Content-Based Audio Retrieval,” Ph.D. Thesis, TUT, 11th June 2009.
o       Miska Hannuksela, “Error-Resilient Communication Using the H.264/AVC Video Coding Standard,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 23rd March 2009. (Nokia Research Center, Tampere, Finland)
o       Esin Guldogan, “Improving Content-Based Image Indexing and Retrieval Performance,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 9th January 2009.
o       Mehdi Rezaei, “Advances on Video Coding and Streaming,” Ph.D. Thesis, TUT, 24th May 2008.
o       Juha Iso-Sipilä, “Design and Implementation of a Speaker-Independent Voice Dialing System: A Multi-lingual Approach,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Tech­nology, 18th April 2008. (Nokia , Finland)
o       Mari Partio, “Ordinal Methods for Similarity Evaluation Applied to Texture and Shape Retrieval," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Tech­nology, 17th October 2007.
o       Marko Moberg, “Contributions to Multilingual Low-Footprint TTS System for Hand-Held Devices,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 17th August 2007. (Nokia Research Centre, Tampere, Finland)
o       Kimmo Pärssinen, “Multilangual Text-to-Speech System for Mobile Devices: Development and Applications,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 27th April 2007. (Nokia, Finland)
o       Mejdi Trimeche, “Super-Resolution Image Reconstruction using Non-Linear Filtering Techniques,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 8th December 2006. (Nokia Research Centre, Tampere, Finland)
o       Bogdan Cramariuc, “Image Analysis and Understanding Techniques with Application to Content Based Image Manipulation,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 2nd December 2005.
o       Fehmi Chebil, “Compressed Domain Image and Video Processing for Memory and Power Constrained Multimedia Applications,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 7th Nov.  2005. (Nokia, USA)
o       Serkan Kiranyaz, “Advanced Techniques for Content-Based Management of Multimedia Databases,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, June 2005.
o       Sassan Iraji, “Novel Signal Processing Techniques for Advanced Wireless Communications,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, May 2005. (Nokia, Oulu, Finland)
o       Faouzi Alaya Cheikh, “MUVIS – A System for Content-Based Image Retrieval,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, April 2004.
o       Lazhar Khriji, "Nonlinear Rational-Based Filters for Image Processing," Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere Univ of Tech, Dec. 2002.
o       Haifeng Wang, “Advanced Multiuser Receiver for CDMA Communications,” Ph.D. Thesis, TUT, October 2000.
o       Marta Karczewicz, “Modelling of Data Using Polynomial and Spline Functions and Its Application to Signal Processing,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere Univ. of Technology, October 1997.
o       Doina Petrescu, “Optimal Design and Image Processing Applications of Boolean, Stack and Morphological Filter­ing,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, June 1997.
o       Alina Moga, “Parallel Watershed Algorithms for Image Segmentation,” Ph.D. Thesis, TUT, February 1997.
o       Timo Viero, “Algorithms for Image Sequence Filtering, Coding and Image Segmentation,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, March 1996.
o       Ioan Tabus, “Training and Model Based Approaches for Optimal Stack and Boolean Filtering with Applications in Image Processing,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, March 1995.
o       Ruikang Yang, “Weighted Median Filters, Analysis, Design and Applications,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, June 1994 (Thesis Co-supervisor).
 
Ongoing doctoral thesis supervision
o       Signal and Image Processing: Kun Yu (NRC/China), Kongqiao Wang (NRC/China), Mohammad Ayat (UAE)
o       Video Processing and Coding: Jari Koivusaari, Jani Lainema (Nokia), Dong Tian (MERL, USA), Alireza Aminlou, Maryam Homayouni, Done Bugdayci, Evgeny Belaev
o       Multimedia: Murat Birinci, Olcay Guldogan (Accenture), Jenni Raitoharju,, Guanqun Cao, Kaveh Samiee, Morteza Zabihi, Caglar Aytekin, Honglei Zhang, Adeel Waris, Ugur Kart
o       Multimedia streaming and virtual reality: Sujeet Mate (Nokia), Guoqing Zhang (Nokia), Tatiana Efimushkina
o       Speech, Audio and Voice Conversion: Matti Hämäläinen (Nokia), Ville Myllylä (Nokia), Hanna Silen, Ezgi Ozan Can
 

9. Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

Courses taught
o   Freshman Level Course:
o   Introduction to Statistics
o   Bachelor and Masters Level Courses
o   Digital signal processing I and II
o   Video signal processing
o   Signal processing project
o   Digital image processing
o   Nonlinear signal and image processing I
o   Digital audio
o   Pattern recognition
o   Senior design project
o   Post graduate level courses
o   Personal Content Management
o   Advanced methods for mobile audio
o   Orientation to post graduate studies
o   Nonlinear signal and image processing II and III
o   Business and work in information society (E-commerce, multimedia, embedded systems)
o   Indexing and retrieval (MPEG-7)
o   Video compression (MPEG-4, H.263, H.264)
o   Multimedia management and processing (MPEG-21)
o   Radar systems (levels 1 and 2)
o   Adaptive filtering
o   Graduate research seminar
 
Degree programs and curricula development
o   Contributed to the development of Masters and doctoral program curriculum at the Department of Signal Processing at Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, 1990-1995 and 1998-2004.
o   Leading the development of the new curricula for the new BSc and MSc degree programs at TUT, 2004-2005 (according to the Bologna Convention of the European Union).
o   Founder and responsible for the International University Program curricula, 1991-2004 at the Department of Information Technology, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
o   Founded the Signal processing and telecommunications curricula at the Department of Information Technology, Pori, TUT, Pori, Finland, 1995-1997.
o   Contributed to the development of the electrical engineering program curriculum at Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania (within the European Communities TEMPUS program)
 
Education activities
o       Co-founder and Director, International Masters Programs in Information Technology, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, 1991-2007.
o       Industrial Training, Tutoring Professor, Leading Science Programs, Nokia Corporation, 8 years during 1998-2007.
o       Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program of the Circuits and Systems Society, 2004-2005.
o       Chairman, New BSc-MSc Degree Programs Committee, Dept of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology.
o       Member, AdHoc group, International Education at TUT, 2005-2006
o       Member, Structural Reform Committee, TUT, 2006-2007.
o       Partner, EU Tempus, Erasmus and Socrates Exchange Programs
o       Lecturer, Continuing Education, Edutech, TUT
 
 
Education projects and programs
o       EU Tempus, Erasmus and Socrates Exchange Programs, 1991-1995
o       International University Programs in Information Technology (http://www.cs.tut.fi/uniprogramme/ )
o       Leading Science Program, Nokia Mobile Phones, Finland, 1998-2002 and 2005-2007
o       Continuing Education, Edutech, TUTMasters theses supervision (Completed)
 
Guided 51 Masters of Science Theses during 1991-2013

10. Awards, prizes and honours
o       Academy of Finland Professor, 2011-2015
o       Academia Europaea, member since 2014
o       Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, member since 2014
o       IEEE Fellow, 2011
o       Honorary Guest Professor, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China, 2005-2009
o       Recipient, Nokia Foundation Recognition Award, 2005
o       Recipient, Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor Grant, 2011-2012
o       Co-author, IBM student Best Paper Award, ICPR 2014
o       Recipient: 2nd and 4th place in MRS-Bing International Multimedia Challenge, ICME 2014
o       Recipient: 3rd place, International Competition on Face Antispoofing, ICB 2013
o       Co-author, Student Best Paper Award, EUVIP 2013
o       Co-author, Student Best Paper Award, ISM 2011
o       Recipient, Best Paper Award, Nordic Signal Processing Symposium, NORSIG 1994
o       Recipient, Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award, Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1989
 
11. Other academic merits
Service as a pre-examiner or as an opponent of a doctoral dissertation, as a member in dissertation committees
 
o       Emjee Puthooran, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India (Pre-examiner)
o       Sik Ho Tsang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Pre-examiner, Opponent)
o       Zine El Abidine Skhiri, University of Sfax, Tunisia (Rapporteur)
o       Sanjaya Shankar Tripathy, Birla Institute of Technology, India
o       K.V. Karthikeyan, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India (Pre-examiner)
o       Tirupathiraju Kanumuri, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India (Pre-examiner)
o       Subrahmanyam Murala, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India (Pre-examiner)
o       Nesrine Changuel, Université Paris Sud, France (Pre-examiner and Opponent)
o       Sarra Sakji-Nsibi, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, 2011 (Opponent)
o       Zhimin Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2009 (Pre-examiner)
o       Hao Wang, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 2007 (Pre-examiner)
o       Wided Souidene, Université Paris 13, France, 2007 (Pre-examiner and Opponent)
o       Cedric De Rouver, UCL, Belgium, 2006 (Pre-examiner and Opponent)
o       Markus Koskela, HUT, Finland, 2003(Opponent)
o       Markku Hauta-Kasari, LTK, Finland, 1999 (Pre-examiner)
o       Etienne Decenciere, Ecole de Mine de Paris, France 1998 (Opponent)
o       Sami Väliviita, HUT, Finland, 1998 (Pre-examiner)
o       Taneli Harju, HUT, Finland, 1997 (Opponent)
o       Riitta Väänänen, HUT, Finland, 2003 (Pre-examiner)
o       Michael Ropert, Université de Rennes I, France, 1995 (Opponent)
 
Evaluation of academic/scientific or artistic competence (e.g. title of professor or docent)
o       Tenure track position in computer vision or ubiquitous computing, Aalto, 2014
o       Tenure Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     at the Nanyang Technological University, 2014
o       Tenure track, Electrical Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management          Sciences, Pakistan, 2014
o       Docentship evaluation, Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, 2014
o       Docentship evaluation, University of Oulu, 2014
o       Tenure track position in computer vision or ubiquitous computing, University of Oulu, 2013
o       Information Professor, University of Oulu, 2009
o       Tenure track professorship position, Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, 2007
o       Professor of Signal Processing University of Oulu, 2002
 
Member of international peer evaluation committees of funding applications
o       EU IST Proposal Evaluation/Hearing, Brussels, Belgium, expert (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2006)
 
Memberships and positions of trust in scientific and scholarly societies
o       IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing Committee, 2013-2014
o       IEEE Signal Processing Society Big Data Interest Group (BIG-SIG), 2014
o       Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE DLP of the CAS society, 2004-2005
o       Chairman, IEEE Finland Section, 2002-2003 and Executive Committee member, 2004-2005
o       Chairman, Technical Committee on DSP, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, 1994- 1995, Chairman-Elect,          1993-1994, and Secretary, 1991-1992.
o       Chairman, IEEE Signal Processing and Circuits and Systems, Finland Chapter, 2002-2004
o       IEEE Senior Member, January 1995, IEEE member for 23 years
 
Membership in national or international expert groups , evaluation or steering committees, as well as other expert duties
o       EURASIP Advisory Board, member; AdCom, elected member, European Union Liaison, 2000-2004
o       Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing Board, co-founder, chairman and vice-chair
 
Positions as editor-in-chief, editor, or member of editorial boards of scientific and scholarly journals and publication series
o       Member, Editorial Board of Signal, Image and Video Processing, Springer
o       Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 1994-1998
o       Member, Editorial Board of EURASIP Book Series on Signal Processing and Communications, member
o       Guest Editor, Springer Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, two special issues: Part I Video and    Audio; vol. 30, no. 3, Sept. 2006, and Part II 2D and 3D Images, Interfaces, vol 31, no. 1, Oct. 2006.
o       Guest Editor, the European Journal Applied Signal Processing, special issues on Multimedia Interactive Services, Part I April 2002 and Part II June 2002
o       Guest Editor, the European journal Signal Processing, special issue on Nonlinear Digital Signal Processing, vol. 38, no. 3, August 1994.
o       Contribution to international workshops and conferences in various capacities, e.g. Chairman (CBMI 2005 and WIAMIS 2001), TP chairman (EUSIPCO 2000, NORSIG 1996, NSIP 1993), Publicity chair (ICASSP 2006,     IEEE ICIP 2005, NSIP 1997 and 2001)
 
Referee for scientific and scholarly journals
o       IEEE Transactions on Image Processing,
o       IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,
o       IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
o       Springer Journal on Signal, Image and Video Processing
o       IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II
o       IEEE Signal Processing Letters
o       EURASIP Journal of Signal Processing and Applied Signal Processing
o       IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing.
 
Invited keynote lectures abroad
o       7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCC-2013, 17-20 November 2013, Doha, Qatar.
o       International Conference on Computer, Control, Informatics and Its Application, IC3INA 2013, 19-20 November 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia
o       International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications, IPTA 2010, 5-7 July 2010, France
o       International Workshop on Information Communication Technology, August 24-25, 2010, KMITL, Thailand
o       International Conference on Recent Advances in Communication Engineering, RACE 2008, 20-23 December 2008, Osmanian University, Hyderabad, India
o       IEEE International Workshop on Recent Trends in Image and Video Processing, West Bengal University of Technology, 15th December 2008, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India
o       International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2008, October 21-23, 2008, Don Chang Palace, Vientiane, Lao PDR
o       4th International Conference: Sciences of Electronic, Technologies of Information and Telecommunications, SETIT 2007, 25-29 March 2007, Hammamet, Tunisia
o       2nd Annual IEEE Benelux/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium, 28-29 March 2006, Antwerp, Belgium
o       6th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing & its Applications, 2004, Moscow, Russia
o       7th International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, 1-4 July 2003, Paris, France
o       2003 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS 2003) December 7- 10, 2003, Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Awaji Island, Japan
 
12. Scientific and societal impact of research

600+ papers were published in international conference proceedings, journals, books, edited books, book chapters and patents. The full list is available at http://www.cs.tut.fi/~moncef/publications.htm.
 
13. Positions of trust in society and other societal merits

Significant positions of trust, expert duties and assignments
o       2006 - 2011: Vice-Director, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Signal Processing, TUT
o       2000 - 2005: Vice-Director, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence SPAG, TUT
o       2000 - 2005: Co-Founder and Past CEO, SuviSoft Oy Ltd., Tampere, Finland
o       1991 - 2007: Director, International University Program in Information Technology
o       2000 - 2004: Member, IT Department Council, TUT and vice-member since 2005-2007
 
Other social merits, honours, medals, decorations and Finnish military rank (optional)
o       Recipient, Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, December 2006