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May 6, 2017

SIAM News has posted my article "Deep, Deep Trouble"

SIAM News has posted my article,В Deep, Deep Trouble, in its May 2017 issue. This article discusses the emerging field of deep learning and its impact on the research work in the image processing arena.
December 18, 2016

I have been selected (again) as a Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher

I have been selected (again) as a Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. This list contains about 3000 scientists in various disciplines. Interestingly, only 9 of this list are from Israel, and I am the only Israeli representing the subfield "Engineering". More on this list can be foundВ here.
October 19, 2016

Deep-LearningВ offering a highly effective paradigm for supervised classification and regression

Deep-LearningВ is an emerging sub-field of machine-learning, offering a highly effective paradigm for supervised classification and regression. While empirical evidence puts this tool in the very forefront of today's artificial intelligence, both in the academia and the industry, theoretical understanding of this field has been lagging behind. I am proud to announce that ourВ recent workВ (joint with Vardan Papyan and Yaniv Romano) closes much of this gap. We propose an extension of the classic theory of sparse representations, modeling signals as hierarchical sparse compositions. For these signals we are able to show that fully-connected or convolutional neural networks (NN) are in fact pursuit algorithms, aiming to decompose the signals into their building atoms. With this view, we are able to analyze the performance of NN and consider various architectural improvements.
September 19, 2015

Thomson-Reuters published their 2015 list ofВ highly Cited Researchers

Thomson-Reuters published their 2015 list ofВ highly Cited Researchers, which contains about 3000 scientists from various disciplines. Three scientists from the Technion earned this distinction, and I am delighted to be one of them.
September 19, 2015

I have been appointed Editor-in-Chief ofВ SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences

I have been appointed Editor-in-Chief (EiC) ofВ SIAM Journal on Imaging SciencesВ effective January 1st, 2016. This journal is at the top in applied mathematics (based on impact factor), being the prime publication venue for mathematically-oriented image processing research papers.
June 15, 2015

Today I have been awarded the Henry Taub Prize for academic excellence

Today I have been awarded the Henry Taub Prize for academic excellence. This prize is given annually to 4 faculty in the Technion that stand out in their research achievements.
January 1, 2015

I took on myself a new role in the Technion campus

Starting today, I took on myself a new role in the Technion campus as the head of the prestegiousВ Rothschild Technion Program for Excellence.
January 3, 2014

Freddy Bruckstein (CS-Technion), David Donoho (Statistics-Stanford) and I have been selected the winners of the 2014 SIAG/Imaging Science Prize

Freddy Bruckstein (CS-Technion), David Donoho (Statistics-Stanford) and I have been selected the winners of the 2014 SIAG/Imaging Science Prize. The SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) will award the prize at the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (В IS14, May 12-14, 2014, Hong Kong). The prize is awarded to the authors of the best paper on mathematical and computational aspects of imaging. Specifically, the committee referred toВ our paper, "From Sparse Solutions of Systems of Equations to Sparse Modeling of Signals and Images," SIAM Review 2009, recognizing us for our "fundamental contribution to the theory and practice of sparse representations and compressed sensing, and their popularization within the imaging science community.".
November 21, 2011

Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE

Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the Association’s most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE Fellow. I have just been informed that the IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2011 meeting, elevated me to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2012, with the following citation: "for contributions to sparsity-and-redundancy in image processing".
October 3, 2010

Freddy Bruckstein's, David Donoho's and Michael Elad's article has been selected by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators

In February 2009, Freddy Bruckstein, David Donoho, and I published a paper in SIAM-Review (SIAM Rev. 51[1]: 34-81, March 2009) on sparse representations, covering this topic from initial theoretical ideas, and all the way to applications in image processing. Few weeks ago we have been notified thatВ "this article has been identified by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators as a featured Fast-Breaking Paper in the field of Mathematics, which means it is one of the most-cited papers in this discipline published during the past two years". Information about this article and the story behind it are now featured inВ Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch.