Challenges and Solutions to Trust in Synthetic Media – Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi

Bio: Touradj Ebrahimi is professor of image processing at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He is active in teaching and research in multimedia signal processing and heads the Multimedia Signal Processing Group at EPFL. Since 2014, he has been the Convenor (Chairman) of the JPEG standardization Committee which has produced a family of standards that have revolutionised the world of imaging. He represents Switzerland as the head of its delegation to JTC1 (in charge of standardization of information technology in ISO and IEC), SC29 (the body overseeing MPEG and JPEG standardization) and is a member of ITU representing EPFL. He was previously the chairman of the SC29 Advisory Group on Management until 2014. Prof. Ebrahimi is involved in Ecma International as a member of its ExeCom since 2020 and serves as consultant, evaluator and expert for European Commission and other governmental funding agencies in Europe and advises a number of Venture Capital companies in Switzerland in their scientific and technical audits. He has founded several startup and spinoff companies in the past two decades, including the most recent RayShaper SA, a research company based in Crans-Montana involved in AI powered multimedia. Prof. Ebrahimi is author or co-author of over 300 scientific publications and holds a dozen invention patents. His areas of interest include image and video compression, media security, quality of experience in multimedia and AI based image and video processing and analysis. Prof. Ebrahimi is a Fellow of the IEEE, SPIE and EURASIP and has been recipient of several awards and distinctions, including a Prime Time Emmy Award for JPEG, the IEEE Star Innovator Award in Multimedia and SMPTE Progress Medal.