IEEE Fellow and author Ali Akansu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, writes and lectures frequently about signals and transformers, and applications in image/video coding, digital communications, internet multimedia, information security, and financial signal processing.
Akansu has been vice president for research and development for the IDT Corporation, Newark, and was the founding president and CEO of PixWave, Inc., an IDT subsidiary. He has been an academic visitor at David Sarnoff Research Center, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and at GEC-Marconi Electronic Systems Corp; and he has served as a visiting professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of NYU. He regularly consults for industry and the legal sector.
Akansu co-authored Multiresolution Signal Decomposition: Transforms, Subbands and Wavelets (Academic Press, 1992 and 2001); Subband and Wavelet Transforms: Design and Applications (Kluwer, 1996); and the research monograph, Data Hiding Fundamentals and Applications: Content Security in Digital Multimedia (Elsevier-Academic Press, 2004). He co-edited Wavelet, Subband and Block Transforms in Communications and Multimedia, (Kluwer, 1999).
Akansu has served on academic committees and editorial boards. In August of 2012, he was the lead guest editor of IEEE Journal of Special Topics on Signal Processing on Signal Processing Methods in Finance and Electronic Trading. In 2003, he served on the committee for Signal Processing for Data Hiding in Digital Media and Secure Content Delivery. More work has included IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (associate editor); steering committee member and publications chair of IEEE ICASSP 2000, Istanbul; and lead guest editor of two special issues of IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing on Theory and Application of Filter Banks and Wavelet Transforms (April 1998).
Akansu received his doctorate and master’s degrees, both in electrical engineering, from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey.
Last update: Aug. 8, 2013
Topics: multimedia research, digital video, signal theory, linear transforms, signal processing, digital communications