I am a professor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) working in teaching and research in multimedia signal processing.
I am also Executive Chairman of RayShaper SA, a Swiss startup company active in computational vision and its applications.
I am currently Convenor (Chairman) of the JPEG standardization committee which has produced a family of standards that have revolutionized the world of imaging.
In the past, I acted as an advisor to iCelero, a fast-growing and innovative high tech company active in the field of multimedia. I was Director of standardization at Auditchain, a company specialized in Auditing using blockchain technologies. I was also an adjunct professor at NTNU and have founded two companies: Emitall SA which is a high-tech company active in the field of digital media innovations and Emitall Surveillance active in the field of intelligent video surveillance systems.
I represent Switzerland as the head of its delegation to both JTC1 and SC29 (the body that oversees MPEG and JPEG standardization committees), and acted as the chairman of the SC29 Advisory Group on Management for many years until 2014.
I serve as consultant, evaluator, and expert for European Commission projects, for various governmental funding agencies in Europe, and advise a few Venture Capital companies in Switzerland in their scientific and technical audits