Philippe Salembier

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Philippe Salembier received an engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, in 1983 and an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, in 1985. From 1985 to 1989, he worked at Laboratoires d'Electronique Philips, Limeil-Brevannes, France, in the fields of digital communications and signal processing for HDTV. In 1989, he joined the Signal Processing Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, to work on image processing and received a PhD in 1991. At the beginning of 1992, after a stay at the Harvard Robotics Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Fellow, he joined the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, where he is currently professor lecturing on the area of digital signal and image processing.

His research interests include image and video sequence processing, compression and indexing, mathematical morphology, level sets and nonlinear filtering, as well as remote sensing image processing and signal processing tools for genomics. In terms of standardization activities, he has been involved in the definition of the MPEG-7 standard ("Multimedia Content Description Interface") as chair of the "Multimedia Description Scheme" group between 1999 and 2001.

He served as a Associate Editor of various journals including the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Academic Press), Signal Processing (Elsevier), Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier), the Eurasip Journal on Image and Video Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was member of the Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society between 2000-2006, an AdCom officer of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) between 1994-1999 and was technical chair (with Prof. Ed. Delp) of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, ICIP'2003 organized in Barcelona. Philippe Salembier is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Book Chapters and Bookstop

J. Digne, Dimiccoli, M., Salembier, P., and Sabater, N., Neighborhood Filters and the Recovery of 3D Information, in Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging, Springer Verlag, 2011, pp. 1203-1229.
P. Salembier, Connected operators based on tree pruning strategies, in Mathematical morphology from theories to applications, L. Najman and H. Talbot (Eds.)., Wiley, 2010.
B. Marcotegui and Salembier, P., Compression, in Morphologie Mathématique II: estimation choix et mise en oeuvre, L. Najman and H. Talbot (Eds.)., Hermes, Lavoisier, 2010.
B. Marcotegui and Salembier, P., Compression, in Mathematical morphology from theories to applications, L. Najman and H. Talbot (Eds.)., Wiley, 2010, pp. 385–391.
P. Salembier, Operateur connexe et arbre des coupes, in Morphologie mathématique 1: approches deterministes, L. Najman and H. Talbot (Eds.)., Hermes, Lavoisier, 2008, pp. 151–172.

Conference Papers top

B. Huang, Henry, F., Guillemot, C., and Salembier, P., Mode dependent vector quantization with a rate-distortion optimized codebook for residue coding in video compression, in IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2015, Brisbane, Australia, 2015. (287.4 KB)
P. Salembier, Study of Binary Partition Tree Pruning Techniques for Polarimetric SAR images, in International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology, ISMM 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2015. (2.52 MB)
P. Bellot, Salembier, P., Oliveras, A., and Meyer, P. E., Study of Normalization and Aggregation Approaches for Consensus Network Estimation, in 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence: IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (2015 IEEE ALIFE), Cape Town, South Africa, 2015. (317 KB)
P. Salembier, Foucher, S., and López-Martínez, C., Low-level processing of PolSAR images with binary partition trees, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014, Quebec, Canada, 2014. (1.9 MB)
A. Alonso-González, López-Martínez, C., and Salembier, P., Multidimensional SAR Data Analysis Based on Binary Partition Trees and the Covariance Matrix Geometry, in International Radar Conference 2014, Lille, France, 2014. (654.95 KB)

Research Areas top

Biomedical Applications Internal Jan
Remote Sensing Image Processing Internal Jan
Region-based image and video processing Internal Jan

Teaching top

Acronym Title Level College
TPA Audiovisual Production Technology Degree in Engineering of Audiovisual Systems TelecomBCN, ETSETB
DIVP Digital Image and Video Processing Telecommunications Engineering, 5 years degree Telecom BCN, ETSETB
PIV Image and Video Processing Degree in Engineering of Audiovisual Systems TelecomBCN, ETSETB
IHCV M1. Introduction to Humand and Computer Vision Master in Computer Vision (MCV) UAB, UOC, UPC & UPF
PBE Projecte Bàsic d'Enginyeria Degree in Audiovisual Systems (2nd year) ETSETB - Telecom BCN