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Full name: 
Ghassan AlRegib
Job title: 
Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Telecommunications, Digital Signal Processing
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-7005
Office: 
Cent 5118

Prof. AlRegib is currently a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, USA. His research group is working on projects related to image and video processing and communications, immersive communications, collaborative systems, quality of images and videos, and 3D video processing. Prof. AlRegib has authored and co-authored more than 90 technical articles that have been published in international journals and conference proceedings. He has been issued three U.S. patents, two US patent applications, and several invention disclosures. Prof. AlRegib is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Prof. AlRegib received the ECE Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in spring 2001 and both the Center for Signal and Image Processing (CSIP) Research Award and the CSIP Service Award in spring 2003. In 2008, he received the ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award at Georgia Tech.

Prof. AlRegib is active within IEEE and the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS). He served as the chair of the Special Sessions Program at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in 2006. He served as the area editor for Columns and Forums in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, January 2009 – January 2012. He also served as the associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (SPM), 2007-2009. During his service as the area editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, he introduced new columns such as Social Sciences to the magazine. Also, several columns were included in the Top 100 IEEEXplore Downloads. He served as the Tutorials co-chair in the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2009. He is serving as a guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing (J-STSP) and the special issue is titled "Emerging Techniques in 3D: 3D Data Fusion, Motion Tracking in Multi-View Video, 3DTV Archives and 3D Content Protection," 2012. He served on the technical program committee for the Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop (MMSP), 2009; the First International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), 2009; the ICME International workshop on Hot Topics in 3D (HoT3D) in 2010, 2011, and 2012; the ICME Workshop on Human-Focused Communications in the 3D Continuum (HFC3D) in 2012; the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) in 2012; the Packet Video Workshop in 2012; the IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom) in 2012; and the SPIE-EI Conference on Video Surveillance and Imaging Transportation, 2013. He was the track chair in the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) in 2011 and the co-chair of the IEEE MMTC Interest Group on 3D Rendering, Processing, and Communications, 2010-present. Prof. AlRegib is a member of the editorial board of the Wireless Networks Journal (WiNET), 2009-present. Prof. AlRegib co-founded the ICST International Conference on Immersive Communications (IMMERSCOM) and served as the chair of the first event in 2007. Since then, Prof. AlRegib served as the Steering Committee co-Chair of IMMERSCOM. Prof. AlRegib is the founding editor-in-chief (EiC) of the ICST Transactions on Immersive Communications to be inaugurated in late 2012. He is also the chair of the Speech and Video Processing Track at Asilomar 2012. Prof. AlRegib has consulted for a number of companies and organizations, and he has served as an advisor to a number of corporate and governmental scholarship programs.

Research interests: 
  • image and video processing
  • immersive communications
  • 3D signal processing
  • social signal processing
  • seismic processing and imaging
Distinctions: 
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Chair of Speech and Video Processing Track at Asilomar 2012
  • Co-Chair of the IEEE MMTC IG on 3D Rendering, Processing, and Communications, 2010-present
  • Editorial Board member, Wireless Networks Journal (WiNET), 2009 - present
  • Area Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2008-2012
  • Editor-in-Chief, ICST Transactions on Immersive Telecommunications, 2009-present
  • General Chair and co-Founder, the First International Conference on Immersive Communications (IMMERSCOM), 2007
  • Co-Chair, Steering Committee of the International Conference on Immersive Communications (IMMERSCOM), 2008-present
  • Senior Member, IEEE, 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-2003
  • Center for Signal and Image Processing (CSIP) Outstanding Research Award, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Spring 2003
  • Center for Signal and Image Processing (CSIP) Outstanding Service Award, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Spring 2003

M. Aabed, G. AlRegib, "Statistical Modeling of Social Networks Activities", The 1st International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications, IEEE ESPA 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Jan. 12-14, 2012.

H. Al Marzouqi, G. AlRegib, "Curvelet transform with adaptive tiling", Visual Information Processing and Communication III Conference, part of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging'2012, Burlingame, California, United States,  Jan. 2012.

M. Solh, G. AlRegib, "Depth adaptive hierarchical hole filling for DIBR-based 3D videos", Visual Information Processing and Communication III Conference, part of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging'2012, Burlingame, California, United States,  Jan. 2012.

N. Kamaci, G. AlRegib, "Impact of Encoding Parameters on DCT Coefficient Distribution for H.264-Like Video Coders", Visual Information Processing and Communication III Conference, part of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging'2012, Burlingame, California, United States,  Jan. 2012.

Mashhour Solh and Ghassan AlRegib "MIQM: A Multi-Camera Image Quality Measure", to appear in the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

M. Chen, G. AlRegib, and B.-H. Juang, "An Integrated Framework for Universal Motion Control", The 10th International Conference on Virtual Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry (VRCAI 2011), Hong Kong, China, Dec 11-12, 2011.

F. Porikli, A. Bovik, C. Plack, G. AlRegib, J. Farrell, P. Le Callet, Quan Huynh-Thu, S. Moller, and S. Winkler, "Multimedia Quality Assessment [DSP Forum]," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 164-177, Nov. 2011.

M. Solh and G. AlRegib, "A No-reference Quality Measure for DIBR-Based 3D Videos" IEEE International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D, Barcelona, Spain, July 11-15,2011.

Ghassan AlRegib, Monson Hayes, Elliott Moore, and Doug Williams, "Technology and Tools to Enhance Distributed Engineering Education," Proc. of the IEEE, Vol. 96, No. 6, pp. 951 – 969, Jun. 2008.

Dihong Tian and Ghassan AlRegib, "BaTex3: bit-allocation for progressive transmission of textured 3D models," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 99, No. 99, pp. 1-13, August 2007.

Ghassan AlRegib and Yucel Altunbasak, "3TP: an application-layer protocol for streaming 3-D graphics," IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 1149-1156, Dec 2005.

Ghassan AlRegib, Yucel Altunbasak, and Jarek Rossignac, "Error-resilient transmission of 3-D models," ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol. 24(2), pp. 182-208, April 2005.

Last revised July 13, 2016