IEEE Signal Processing Society Honors Prof. Ali Sayed with 2013 Meritorious Service Award
Professor Ali H. Sayed has been awarded the 2013 Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for his “exemplary service to and leadership in the Signal Processing Society.” In addition to his research activities and university service, Professor Sayed has been diligent in serving the broad signal processing community in various capacities. Among other roles, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2003-2005), General Chairman of ICASSP 2008 (the largest conference in the field with over 2000 attendees), and Vice-President of Publications of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2009-2011). He also served as member of the Board of Governors (2007-2011), Awards Board (2005), Publications Board (2003-2005), Conference Board (2007-2011), Technical Directions Board (2008-2009), and Long Range Planning Committee (2007-2009) of the same Society. During his term as VP Publications (2009-2011), he placed a concerted effort into exploiting the power of the electronic medium to broaden the reach of the Society publications. Working closely with the Society volunteers, editors-in-chief, and staff, his board launched several initiatives, including the digital edition of the “IEEE SP Magazine”, which is now broadcast electronically to all SP members. For two consecutive years during 2010-2011, the “IEEE SP Magazine” was ranked in first place as the journal with the highest impact factor among all Electrical Engineering publications worldwide. Professor Sayed will receive the award at the Society's Awards Ceremony to be held in May 2014 at ICASSP in Florence, Italy.