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

P. Bellot, Salembier, P., Pham, N. C., and Meyer, P. E., Unsupervised GRN Ensemble, in Sanguinetti G., Huynh-Thu V. (eds) Methods in Molecular Biology , vol. 1883, New York, NY: Springer science, Humana Press, 2019, pp. 283-302.
G. Tochon, Dalla Mura, M., Veganzones, M. A., Valero, S., Salembier, P., and Chanussot, J., Advances in utilization of hierarchical representations in remote sensing data analysis, in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, vol. 2, Elsevier, 2018, pp. 77-107.
J. Digne, Dimiccoli, M., Sabater, N., and Salembier, P., Neighborhood Filters and the Recovery of 3D Information, in Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging, 2nd ed., Springer Verlag, 2015, pp. 1645-1673.
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.
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.

Conference Papers top

D. Anglada, Sala, J., Marqués, F., Salembier, P., and Pardàs, M., Enhancing Ki-67 Cell Segmentation with Dual U-Net Models: A Step Towards Uncertainty-Informed Active Learning, in IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2024. (838.72 KB)
A. Puig-Sitjes, Casas, J., Salembier, P., Vizcarro, D., Clemente, R., Jakubowski, M., Gao, Y., and Team, W. 7- X., Spatio-temporal Detection and Tracking of Thermal Events on the Plasma Facing Components of Wendelstein 7-X, in 4th IAEA Technical Meeting on Fusion Data Processing, Validation and Analysis, Shanghai (online), 2021.
A. Puig-Sitjes, Jakubowski, M., Fellinger, J., Drewelow, P., Gao, Y., Niemann, H., Sunn-Pedersen, T., König, R., Naujoks, D., Winter, A., Laqua, H., Dumke, S., Moncada, V., Belafdil, C., Mitteau, R., Aumeunier, M. - H., Pisano, F., Aymerich, E., Cannas, B., Kocsis, G., Szepesi, T., Cseh, G., Szabolics, T., Casas, J., Morros, J. R., Salembier, P., Clemente, R., Cobos, M., Caminal, I., A. Corral, P., A. Punzano, M., and S. Lopera, Q., Strategy for the real-time detection of thermal events on the plasma facing components of Wendelstein 7-X, in 31st Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT2020), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2020.
P. Salembier, Processing Radar Images with Hierarchical Region-Based Representations and Graph Signal Processing Tools, in Workshop on Digital Topology and Mathematical Morphology associated to the 21st IAPR International Conference on Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery, Keynote speech, Paris, France, 2019. (7.98 MB)
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)

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 Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering (Major: Audiovisual Systems) TelecomBCN, ETSETB
DIVP Digital Image and Video Processing Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering (MET) Telecom BCN, ETSETB
PIV Image and Video Processing Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering (Major: Audiovisual Systems) TelecomBCN, ETSETB
IHCV M1. Introduction to Humand and Computer Vision Master in Computer Vision (MCV) UAB, UOC, UPC & UPF
PSM Music Signal Processing Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering TelecomBCN, ETSETB
PBE Projecte Bàsic d'Enginyeria Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering ETSETB - Telecom BCN