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Professor Pierre Moulin received his Engineer degree from the Ecole Polytechnique of Mons, Belgium, and his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis (1990). After working as a Research Scientist for Bell Communications Research in Morristown, New Jersey, he joined the University of Illinois as Assistant Professor (1996) and later became Associate Professor (1999) and Professor (2003) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, faculty member in the Beckman Institute's Image Formation and Processing Group, and affiliate professor in the department of Statistics. He is also a member of the Information Trust Institute and the founding director of the new Center for Information Forensics, a multidisciplinary research center currently involving twenty colleagues. His fields of professional interest are information theory, image and video processing, statistical signal processing and modeling, decision theory, information hiding and authentication, and the application of multiresolution signal analysis, optimization theory, and fast algorithms to these areas.
He served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 1996 till 1998, for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 1999 till 2002, and then as Area Editor from 2002 till 2006. In 1999, he was co-chair of the IEEE Information Theory workshop on Detection, Estimation and Classification. He was a Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 2000 special issue on Information-Theoretic Imaging; Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing's 2003 special issue on Data Hiding; and member of the IEEE Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IMDSP) Society Technical Committee (1998-2003) and the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2005-2007). He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the new IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. He is a Fellow of IEEE (2003), recipient of a 1997 Career award from the National Science Foundation, and of the IEEE Signal Processing Society 1997 Best Paper award in the IMDSP area. He is also co-author (with Juan Liu) of a paper that received the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2002 Young Author Best Paper award in the IMDSP area. He was selected as Beckman Associate of UIUC's Center for Advanced Study (2003) and Sony Faculty Scholar (2005-2007). He was on the Dean's list of teachers rated excellent by their students in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2005, and 2007.
D.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Washington University, 1990