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Eric Dubois received the B.Eng. (honours) degree with great distinction and the M.Eng. degree from McGill University in 1972 and 1974, and the Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1978, all in electrical engineering. He joined the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (University of Quebec) in 1977, where he held the position of professor in the INRS-Télécommunications centre in Montreal, Canada until 1998. Since July 1998, he has been Professor with the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. He was Vice-Dean (Research) and Secretary of the Faculty of Engineering from 2001 to 2004. From January 2006 to December 2008 he was Director of SITE.
His research has centered on the compression and processing of still and moving images, and in multidimensional digital signal processing theory. His current research is focused on stereoscopic and multiview imaging, image sampling theory, image-based virtual environments and color signal processing. The research has been carried out in collaboration with such organizations as the Communications Research Centre, the National Research Council, the RCMP, and the Learning Objects Repositories Network (LORNET).
Dubois is corecipient of the 1988 Journal Award from Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is a registered professional engineer in Quebec (member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec). He is a member of the Society for Information Display (SID) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). He is a member of the editorial board of the EURASIP journal Signal Processing: Image Communication and was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1994-1998). He was technical program co-chair for the IEEE 2000 International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and a member of the organizing committee for the IEEE 2004 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).