Rabab Ward will serve as the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s President in 2016-2017. Prof. Ward has contributed to the Society in many ways. She will hold the role of President Elect of the society during the 2014-2015 term. She has served on the Society’s Board of Governors and as the Society’s Vice President in 2003-2005. Prof. Ward has also chaired a number of the Society’s Conferences and Symposia.
The Signal Processing Society is the world’s premier professional society for signal processing scientists and professionals. With more than 15,000 members worldwide SPS is an international organization that disseminates state-of-the-art scientific information and resources; educates the signal processing community; and provides a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas.
Signal processing is the enabling technology for the generation, transformation, extraction, and interpretation of information. It comprises the theory, algorithms with associated architectures and implementations, and applications related to processing information contained in many different formats broadly designated as signals. Signal processing uses mathematical, statistical, computational, heuristic, and/or linguistic representations, formalisms, modeling techniques and algorithms for generating, transforming, transmitting, and learning from signals.