Keynote Speakers

The organizing committee is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers for DICTA 2018:


Katsushi Ikeuchi

Katsushi IkeuchiKatsushi Ikeuchi received the BE degree from Kyoto University in 1973 and the PhD degree from the University of Tokyo in 1978. After working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory for three years, ETL for five years, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Robotics Institute for 10 years, the University of Tokyo for 19 years, he joined Microsoft Research as a Principal Researcher in 2015. His research interest spans computer vision, robotics, and computer graphics. In these research fields, he has received several awards, including the David Marr Prize in computational vision for the paper “Shape from Interreflection”, and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society K. S. Fu memorial best transaction paper award for the paper “Toward Automatic Robot Instruction from Perception-Mapping Human Grasps to Manipulator Grasps”. In addition, in 1992, his paper “Numerical Shape from Shading and Occluding Boundaries” was selected as one of the most influential papers to have appeared in the Artificial Intelligence Journal within the past 10 years.  He was elected an IEEE fellow in 1998 and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Computer Vision. He received the Computer Vision Significant Researcher Award at ICCV’11.


Terence M. Peters

Terry Peters

Dr. Terry Peters is a Scientist in the Imaging Research Laboratories at the Robarts Research Institute, London, ON, Canada, and Director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Centre at Western University. He is a Professor in the Departments of Medical Imaging and Medical Biophysics at Western University London, Canada, and is the Graduate Chair of Biomedical Engineering. For the past 35 years, his research has focussed on the application of computational hardware and software advances to medical imaging modalities in surgery and therapy. Beginning in 1978 at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Dr. Peters’ lab pioneered many of the image-guidance techniques and applications for image-guided neurosurgery.   In 1997, he moved to the Robarts Research Institute at Western, to establish a focus of image-guided surgery and therapy within the Robarts Imaging Research Laboratories.   He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has mentored over 90 Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral trainees. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine; the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists; the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine; the MICCAI Society, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and the Royal Society of Canada. In addition, he received the Helmuth Prize for Achievement in Research from Western in 2012, and the MICCAI Society’s Enduring Impact Award in 2014.


Frederic Dufaux

Frederic DufauxFrederic Dufaux  is a CNRS Research Director at Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (L2S, UMR 8506), CNRS – CentraleSupelec – Université Paris-Sud, where he is head of the Telecom and Networking division. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Signal Processing: Image Communication. Frédéric received his M.Sc. in physics and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from EPFL in 1990 and 1994 respectively. He has over 20 years of experience in research, previously holding positions at EPFL, Emitall Surveillance, Genimedia, Compaq, Digital Equipment, and MIT. Frederic is a Fellow of IEEE. He was Vice General Chair of ICIP 2014. He is Chair of the IEEE SPS Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Technical Committee and Chair of the EURASIP Special Area Team on Visual Information Processing. He has been involved in the standardization of digital video and imaging technologies, participating both in the MPEG and JPEG committees. He is the recipient of two ISO awards for his contributions. His research interests include image and video coding, 3D video, high dynamic range imaging, visual quality assessment, and video transmission over wireless network. He is author or co-author of 3 books (“High Dynamic Range Video”, “Digital Holographic Data Representation and Compression”, “Emerging Technologies for 3D Video”), more than 120 research publications and 17 patents issued or pending.