Ivan V. Bajić received the B.Sc.Eng. degree (summa cum laude) in electronic engineering from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, in 1998, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering, the M.S. degree in mathematics, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2000, 2002, and 2003, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. His current research interests include signal, image, and video processing and compression, perceptual aspects of information processing, multimedia ergonomics and communications. He has authored over a dozen and co-authored another seven dozen publications in these fields. He has served on the program committees of various conferences in the field, including ICIP, ICME, GLOBECOM and ICC, was the chair of the Media Streaming Interest Group of the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee from 2010 to 2012, and is currently serving as the chair of the Vancouver Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was a recipient of the Skye Award and the Altech Award from the University of Natal, and the South African NRF Scholarship, all in 1998, a recipient of the IBM Research Student Travel Grant for ICIP 2003, a recipient of the SFU Endowed Research Fellowship in 2005, several Best Reviewer Awards at VCIP and ICME, and a co-recipient of the Best Paper Runner-up Award at ICME 2012.