A. Murat Tekalp is a Professor at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, and is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of Academia Europaea and Turkish Academy of Sciences. He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical, computer, and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, in 1984. He was with the Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, from 1984 to 1987, and was a professor at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, from 1987 to 2005, where he was named Distinguished University Professor. His research interests are in the area of digital image and video processing, image and video compression, and video networking.
Professor Tekalp received the TUBITAK Science Award (highest scientific award in Turkey) in 2004. He is a former Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing, and a Founding Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Signal Processing. He was appointed as the Technical Program Co-Chair for IEEE ICASSP 2000 in Istanbul, Turkey; the General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) at Rochester, New York, in 2002; and Technical Program Co-Chair of EUSIPCO 2005 in Antalya, Turkey.