Director, Organizational Standards Development and Relations
Touradj EBRAHIMI is Director of Organizational Standards Development and Relations within Auditchain.
He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1989 and 1992 respectively.
In the past he was a research engineer at the Corporate Research Laboratories of Sony Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, where he conducted research on advanced video compression techniques for storage applications.
He also served as a research consultant with AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, USA, working on very low bitrate video coding. He was an adjunct professor with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and involved in its Centre of Excellence on Quantifiable Quality of Service (Q2S). Touradj is currently a Professor at EPFL heading its Multimedia Signal Processing Group and involved in various aspects of multimedia signal processing including coding, analysis and security. He is also the Convenor (Chairman) of JPEG standardization Committee behind the well known format of the same name. Touradj has been involved in several key standardization activities such in MPEG for video coding. JPEG for image coding, ECMA for multimedia, DMP for digital content governance and ITU-T for multimedia communication.
Beside his many key technical contributions to the above standards, Touradj has assumed and continues to play leading roles in chairing various activities in many of the above standard organisations.
Touradj represents Switzerland in several ISO, IEC and ITU-T standard organisations including in the JTC1 Advisory Group on information technology, in SC29 on multimedia information, in TC307 on blockchain and in ITU-T SG12 on performance, QoS and QoE.
He has initiated more than two dozen National, European and International cooperation projects with leading companies and research institutes around the world. He was a co-founder of Genista SA, a high-tech start-up company in the field of multimedia quality metrics. He founded Emitall SA, a start-up active in the area of media security and surveillance. He was also a co-founder of EMITALL Surveillance SA, a start-up active in the field of privacy and protection. He is or has been associate Editor with various IEEE, SPIE, and EURASIP journals, such as IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Multimedia Magazine, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, EURASIP Image Communication Journal, EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, SPIE Optical Engineering Magazine. Touradj is a member of Scientific Advisory Board of various start-up and established companies as well as research organisations in the general field of Information Technology. He has served as Scientific Expert and Evaluator for Research Funding Agencies such as those of the European Commission, The Greek Ministry of Development, The Austrian National Foundation for Scientific Research, The Portuguese Science Foundation, as well as a number of Venture Capital Companies active in the field of Information Technologies and Communication Systems. His interests include visual information (image, video, 3D) processing and coding, security (digital trust, rights protection, conditional access, watermarking, authentication, data integrity, steganography), quality of experience, and human computer interfaces (smart vision, brain computer interface, IoT and wearable technologies).
Touradj is the author or the co-author of more than 200 research publications, and inventor of more than a dozen patents.