Cédric Richard (S'98, M'01, SM'07) received the Dipl.-Ing. and the M.S. degrees in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in 1998, all from Compiègne University of Technology, France, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a Full Professor at Université Côte d'Azur, France. He is the head of the group “Signal and Image Processing” at the Lagrange Lab, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur.
His current research interests include statistical signal processing and machine learning. He is the author of over 300 journal and conference papers.
In 2010-2015, Prof. Richard was distinguished as junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). The IUF is a French service of the Ministry of Higher Education that distinguishes a small number of Professors for their research excellence, as evidenced by their international recognition. Only 2% of French Professors have been distinguished by the IUF. Selection boards are partially renewed each year. The use of top international experts guarantees the high quality of appointments to the IUF.
Prof. Richard is the Director-at-Large of the Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE-SPS), and a Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SPS. He is also the Director of the French federative CNRS research association ISIS (Information, Signal, Image, Vision). This academic task force is committed to animating, inspiring and encouraging research in the signal and image processing disciplines. It has a driving role to amplify ongoing research actions in France, and to facilitate the emergence of promising research topics. The French federative CNRS research association ISIS has more than 3500 members (faculty members, doctoral students, and researchers), in 170 academic research labs, and is supported by 20 big companies. In 2012-2019, Prof. Richard has also been an elected member of the National Council of French Universities in charge of Electrical Engineering.
Since 2019, Prof. Richard serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing (OJSP) and, since 2009, as an Associate Editor of Signal Processing Elsevier.
In 2015-2018, he was also a Senior Area Chair of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2006-2010). He is an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (2009-2014, and 2018-…), and has been an elected member of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee (2012-2018).
Prof. Richard was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE SSP’11 Workshop that was held in Nice, France. He was the Technical Co-Chair of EUSIPCO’15 that was held in Nice, France, and of the IEEE CAMSAP’15 Workshop that was held in Cancun, Mexico. He was also the Special Session Chair of the IEEE SAM’16 Workshop that was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Local Co-Chair of the IEEE CAMSAP’19 Workshop. He will be the General Co-Chair of EUSIPCO’20 that will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands.