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Department of Electronic Engineering
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People > Academic Staff > Prof Thierry BLU
Thierry BLU
Professor
IEEE Fellow, MSc École Polytechnique (France) in 1986 (X83), MEng Télécom Paris (France) in 1988, PhD Télécom Paris in 1996

tblu@ee.cuhk.edu.hk
+852 3943 8288
http://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/~tblu
Rm 312, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building

Resume of Career

Thierry Blu was born in Orléans, France in 1964. He graduated (MSc) from École polytechnique (Paris, France) in 1986, the most renowned French ‘Grande École’. He then graduated (MEng) from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris, France) from which he also obtained a PhD in electrical engineering (1996).

From 1988 to 1998, he worked at France Telecom R&D (now ‘Orange’) as a research engineer first in Hertzian wave propagation, then in signal processing and videotelephony. He is still on (long) leave from the French administration, with the rank of ‘Ingénieur en Chef des Mines’.

In 1998, Th. Blu joined the Biomedical Imaging Laboratory, recently created by Prof. Michael Unser at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), where he became responsible for the mathematical aspects of image processing in connection with biomedical/biological data.

Prof. Thierry Blu joined CUHK Department of Electronic Engineering at the end of 2007.


Current Research Interests

Image processing, multiresolution and approximation theory, sparse representations, in relation to biomedical imaging applications (MRI, fMRI, Computed Tomography, Fluorescence Microscopy, OCT, EEG, etc.)


Highlights of Recent Achievements

  • Novel fast and high-quality denoising algorithms for fluorescence microscopy (with Florian Luisier and Cédric Vonesch).
  • Analytic sensing of sparse brain activations from EEG measurements (with Djano Kandaswamy and Dimitri Van De Ville).
  • Novel fast and high-quality deblurring algorithms (with Feng Xue and Florian Luisier).
  • Sparse sampling of curves (with Hanjie Pan and Pier-Luigi Dragotti).


Taught Courses

  • Digital Image Processing
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics


Honors and Awards

  • 2003: IEEE Best Paper Award: 'Wavelets, Fractals and Radial Basis Functions', IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, 50(3), pp. 543-553, March 2002 (with Michael Unser).
  • 2006: IEEE Best Paper Award: 'Sampling Signals with Finite Rate of Innovation', IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing 50(6), pp. 1417-1428, June 2002 (with Martin Vetterli and Pina Marziliano).
  • 2009: IEEE Young Author Best Paper Award: 'A New SURE Approach to Image Denoising: Inter-Scale Orthonormal Wavelet Thresholding,' IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, 16(3), pp. 593-606, March 2007 (Florian Luisier, first author).
  • IEEE Fellow (2012), 'for fundamental contributions to approximation theory in signal and image processing'.


External Service in Recent 3 Years

  • IEEE Technical Committee 'Signal Processing Theory and Methods'.
  • Editor in Chief 'Sampling Theory in Signal and Image Processing'.
  • Associate Editor
    • EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing
    • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (-2010)
    • Elsevier Signal Processing (-2011)
  • General co-Chair of SampTA 2011 (Singapore).


Publications for the Past 3 Years


Journal Publications

  1. F. Xue, F. Luisier, and T. Blu. Multi-Wiener SURE-LET deconvolution. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2013, in press.

  2. F. Luisier, T. Blu, and P.J. Wolfe. A CURE for noisy magnetic resonance images: Chi-square unbiased risk estimation. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 21(8):3454-3466, August 2012.

  3. E.P.J. Parrott, S.M.Y. Sy, T. Blu, V.P. Wallace, and E. Pickwell-MacPherson. Terahertz pulsed imaging in vivo: measurements and processing methods. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 16(10):106010 1-8, October 2011.

  4. F. Luisier, T. Blu, and M. Unser. Image denoising in mixed Poisson-Gaussian noise. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 20(3):696-708, March 20119.

  5. D. Van De Ville, B. Forster-Heinlein, M. Unser, and T. Blu. Analytical footprints: Compact representation of elementary singularities in wavelet bases. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 58(12):6105-6118, December 2010.

  6. A.F. Stalder, T. Melchior, M. Müller, D. Sage, T. Blu, and M. Unser. Low-bond axisymmetric drop shape analysis for surface tension and contact angle measurements of sessile drops. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 364(1-3):72-81, July 2010.

  7. F. Luisier, C. Vonesch, T. Blu, and M. Unser. Fast interscale wavelet denoising of Poisson-corrupted images. Signal Processing, 90(2):415-427, February 2010.

  8. F. Luisier, T. Blu, and M. Unser. SURE-LET for orthonormal wavelet-domain video denoising. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 20(6):913-919, June 2010.

  9. J.P. Lie, T. Blu, and C.M.S. See. Single antenna power measurements based direction finding. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 58(11):5682-5692, November 2010.

  10. J. Berent, P.L. Dragotti, and T. Blu. Sampling piecewise sinusoidal signals with finite rate of innovation methods. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 58(2):613-625, February 2010.


Conference Publications

  1. F. Xue, F. Luisier, and T. Blu. SURE-LET image deconvolution using multiple Wiener filters. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'12), pages 3037-3040, Orlando, USA, September 30-October 3, 2012.

  2. F. Xue and T. Blu. SURE-based motion estimation. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications and Computing (ICSPCC'12), pages 373-377, Hong Kong, China, August 12-15, 2012.

  3. F. Xue and T. Blu. SURE-based blind Gaussian deconvolution. In Proceedings of the IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP), pages 452-455, August 5-8, 2012.

  4. X. Wei, T. Blu, and P.L. Dragotti. Finite rate of innovation with non-uniform samples. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications and Computing (ICSPCC'12), pages 369-372, Hong Kong, China, August 12-15, 2012.

  5. L. Wei and T. Blu. A new non-redundant complex Hilbert wavelet transforms. In Proceedings of the IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP), pages 652-655, August 5-8, 2012.

  6. J.P. Lie, T. Blu, and C.M.S. See. Single antenna power measurements based direction finding with incomplete spatial coverage. In Proceedings of the Thirty-seventh IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'12), pages 2641-2644, Kyoto, Japan, March 25-30, 2012.

  7. M.C.M. Fong, J.W. Minett, T. Blu, and W.S.Y. Wang. Brain-computer interface (BCI): Is it strictly necessary to use random sequences in visual spellers? In Proceedings of the tenth Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI 2012), pages 109-118, Matsue, Japan, August 28-31, 2012.

  8. Z. Dogan, I. Jovanovic, T. Blu, and D. Van De Ville. 3D reconstruction of wave-propagated point sources from boundary measurements using joint sparsity and finite rate of innovation. In Proceedings of the Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro (ISBI'12), pages 1575-1578, Barcelona, Spain, May 2-5, 2012.

  9. J.A. Urig¨uen, P.-L. Dragotti, and T. Blu. On the exponential reproducing kernels for sampling signals with finite rate of innovation. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Sampling Theory and Applications (SampTA'11), Singapore, May 2-6, 2011.

  10. H. Pan, T. Blu, and P.-L. Dragotti. Sampling curves with finite rate of innovation. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Sampling Theory and Applications (SampTA'11), Singapore, May 2-6, 2011.

  11. H. Pan and T. Blu. Sparse image restoration using iterated linear expansion of thresholds. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'11), pages 1905- 1908, Brussels, Belgium, September 11-14, 2011.

  12. J.P. Lie, T. Blu, and C.M.S. See. Azimuth-elevation direction finding using power measurements from single antenna. In Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'11), pages 2608-2611, Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, 2011.

  13. H. Lakshman, H. Schwartz, T. Blu, and T. Wiegand. Generalized interpolation for motion compensated prediction. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'11), pages 1213-1216, Brussels, Belgium, September 11-14, 2011.

  14. D. Kandaswamy, T. Blu, L. Spinelli, C. Michel, and D. Van De Ville. Local mulilayer analytic sensing for EEG source localization: Performance bounds and experimental results. In Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro (ISBI'11), pages 479-483, Chicago, IL, March 30-April 2, 2011.

  15. Z. Dogan, V. Tsiminaki, I. Jovanovic, T. Blu, and D. Van De Ville. Localization of point sources for systems governed by the wave equation. In Wavelets and Sparsity XIV. Proceedings of the SPIE, volume 8138, pages 81380P1-11, San Diego CA, USA, August 21-24, 2011.

  16. N. Zheng, X. Li, T. Blu, and T. Lee. SURE-MSE speech enhancement for robust speech recognition. In Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP'10), pages 271-274, Tainan, Taiwan, November 29-December 3, 2010.

  17. M. Wang and T. Blu. Generalized YUV interpolation of CFA images. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'10), pages 1909-1912, Hong Kong, SAR of China, September 26-29, 2010.

  18. F. Luisier, T. Blu, and M. Unser. Undecimated Haar thresholding for Poisson intensity estimation. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'10), pages 1697-1700, Hong Kong, SAR of China, September 26-29, 2010.

 




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