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Insight’s Professor Alan Smeaton named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Insight’s Professor Alan Smeaton named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Recognised for outstanding contribution to multimedia information indexing and retrieval, Smeaton is one of just 15 Irish IEEE fellows.

 

Insight@DCU’s Professor Alan Smeaton has been awarded the highest possible honour by the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity for his outstanding contributions to multimedia indexing and retrieval.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has awarded Professor Smeaton a fellowship, the highest grade of membership which is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishment in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Smeaton is a director of the Science Foundation Ireland funded Insight Centre for Data Analytics and  Professor of Computing at Dublin City University.  He joins only fourteen IEEE Fellows in Ireland to date.

Smeaton is one of Ireland’s most prolific published researchers and is the joint co-ordinator of TRECVid, the largest worldwide benchmarking evaluation of content-based analysis of video, which he founded in 2001. He is also a member of the Board of the Irish Research Council and a member of the Scientific Committee of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), an EU funding program with a budget of €300m in Horizon 2020.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity and is the foremost authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computer and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Last year, Professor Smeaton was also awarded the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal in the Engineering Sciences, an award presented to one individual, every three years.

Prof Alan Hanjalic of Delft University of Technology, an IEEE Fellow and one of Prof Smeaton’s nominators said, “I have known Alan for more than a decade and have had the pleasure of following his continuous and tremendous contribution to the field of multimedia information retrieval. As a scientific pioneer and international research leader, he has inspired many of us and created immense impact in computer science and beyond.”

 

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Notes to the editor:

- The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is Science Foundation Ireland’s largest research centre. With over 400 researchers in the field of data science and over 40 industry partners, it is one of the largest research centres of its kind in Europe.

-The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity and publishes 30% of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields. It has developed more than 1300 active industry standards.  It sponsors and partners on 1700 international technical conference each year. The IEEE has 400,000 members in over 160 countries. See www.ieee.org for further details.

 

Publication Date: 
Monday, 16 January, 2017 - 05:05