Frédéric DUFAUX

Directeur de recherche – CNRS

L2S, CentraleSupélec
Bât. Breguet C4.30
3 rue Joliot Curie
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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Dr. Frederic Dufaux is a CNRS Research Director at Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (L2S, UMR 8506), where he is head of the Telecom and Networking research hub. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Frederic received the M.Sc. in physics and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, 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 was Vice General Chair of ICIP 2014, General Chair of MMSP 2018, and Technical Program co-Chair of ICIP 2019 and ICIP 2021. He served as Chair of the IEEE SPS Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Technical Committee in 2018 and 2019. He was a member of the IEEE SPS Technical Directions Board from 2018 to 2021. He was Chair of the Steering Committee of ICME in 2022 and 2023. He is Chair-Elect of the IEEE CAS Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA) Technical Committee (09/2023 – 08/2025), and then will serve as Chair (09/2025 – 08/2027). He was also a founding member and the Chair of the EURASIP Technical Area Committee on Visual Information Processing from 2015 to 2021.

He was Editor-in-Chief of Signal Processing: Image Communication from 2010 until 2019. Since 2021, he is Specialty Chief Editor of the section on Image Processing in the journal Frontiers in Signal Processing.

In 2022, he received the EURASIP Meritorious Service Award, “for his leadership and contributions for the development of visual information processing within EURASIP”.

Frederic is on the Executive Board of Systematic Paris-Region, a European competitiveness cluster which brings together and drives an ecosystem of excellence in digital technologies and DeepTech.

He has been involved in the standardization of digital video and imaging technologies for more than 15 years, participating both in the MPEG and JPEG committees. He was co-chairman of JPEG 2000 over wireless (JPWL) and co-chairman of JPSearch. He is the recipient of two ISO awards for these contributions.

His research interests include image and video coding, 3D video, high dynamic range imaging, visual quality assessment, video surveillance, privacy protection, image and video analysis, multimedia content search and retrieval, video transmission over wireless network. He is author or co-author of 3 books, more than 250 research publications (h-index=50, 10000+ citations) and more than 25 patents issued or pending.