14 January 2010

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- SPIE and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) have announced the appointment of Gaurav Sharma of the Univ. of Rochester as editor of the Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI) effective 1 January 2011.Gaurav Sharma

JEI, copublished by SPIE and IS&T, disseminates peer-reviewed papers in the wide spectrum of technology areas that make up the field of electronic imaging and are normally considered in the design, engineering, and applications of electronic imaging systems -- from security devices and 3D display to digital cameras and color printers.

Sharma will succeed founding editor Paul G. Roetling (1992-1994), Edward R. Dougherty (1995-2000), and current editor Jan P. Allebach (2001-2010).

"I am pleased that Prof. Sharma has agreed to serve as JEI Editor for the coming years. I believe his combination of industry and academic research experience makes him not only uniquely qualified for this position, but someone who can very ably follow in the footsteps of Jan Allebach,"  said Franziska Frey, IS&T Publications Vice President.

"I am very appreciative that Dr. Sharma has accepted the position of editor of the Journal of Electronic Imaging. I think that this journal and the technical community it serves will truly benefit from his deep technical expertise and prior experience with publications," said Harry Levinson, SPIE Publications Committee Chair.

Sharma is an associate professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Univ. of Rochester, with an adjunct appointment in the Dept. of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. He is also the director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, a New York State-supported center for promoting joint university-industry research and technology development, which is housed at the Univ. of Rochester. From 1996 through 2003, he was with Xerox Research and Technology in Webster, New York, first as a member of the research and technology staff and then as a principal scientist and project leader.

He received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State Univ. (NCSU) and master's degrees in applied mathematics from NCSU and in electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Sharma holds a BE in electronics and communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formerly the Univ. of Roorkee).

Sharma's research interests include color science and imaging, image processing, multimedia/print security, and genomic signal processing. He has co-authored more than 120 journal and conference articles in these areas and is an inventor on more than 40 issued U.S. patents with several additional patents pending. In addition to his academic role, he serves as a consultant to several industries in his fields of expertise.

Sharma is the editor of the Digital Color Imaging Handbook published by CRC Press in 2003. He has served as an associate editor for JEI, the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Sharma is a member of SPIE and of IS&T, and is a senior member of the IEEE. He has also been elected to the Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Mu Epsilon honor societies. In recognition of his research contributions, he received an IEEE Region I technical innovation award in 2008.

The Journal of Electronic Imaging is published online in article-at-a-time mode and quarterly in print. For more information, see spie.org/jei or access JEI online.

Founded in 1947, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) is a professional international organization dedicated to keeping members and others apprised of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of imaging through conferences, educational programs, publications, and its website. IS&T encompasses all aspects of imaging science, with particular emphasis on digital printing, electronic imaging, color science, image preservation, photofinishing, pre-press technologies, hybrid imaging systems, and silver halide research.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and supports scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world.

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