Michael Elad holds a B.Sc. (1986), M.Sc. (1988) and D.Sc. (1997) in Electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. After several years of industrial research, Michael served as a research associate at Stanford University during 2001-2003. Since 2003 he holds a permanent faculty position in the Computer-Science department at the Technion.
Michael Elad works in the field of signal and image processing, specializing in particular on inverse problems and sparse representations. Prof. Elad has authored hundreds of technical publications in leading venues, many of which have led to exceptionally high impact. He is the author of the 2010’s book “Sparse and Redundant Representations: From Theory to Applications in Signal and Image Processing”, which is a leading publication in this field.
Prof. Elad has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE-TIP (2007-2011), IEEE-TIT (2011-2014), ACHA (2012-2015), and SIAM Imaging Sciences – SIIMS (2010-2015). He held a senior editorial role for IEEE-SPL (2012-2014), and since January 2016, Prof. Elad is serving as the Editor-in-Chief for SIIMS.
Michael received numerous teaching and research awards and grants. He was awarded an ERC advanced grant in 2013. He is the recipient of the 2008 and 2015 Henri Taub Prizes for academic excellence, the 2010 Hershel-Rich prize for innovation, and the 2017 Yanai prize for excellence in teaching. Michael is an IEEE Fellow since 2012, and SIAM Fellow since 2018.