Dr. Edward Delp:
Image Processing... How Did This Happen to Me!

Event Date: April 30, 2014
Hosted By: CoE Office of Academic Affairs
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: MSEE 239
Contact Name: Marsha Freeland
Contact Phone: 494-5349
Contact Email: mjfreeland@purdue.edu
Open To: All
Dr. Edward Delp


In this talk I will describe how I entered the field of Image Processing. I will describe my early work in image compression, my work in multimedia security and my more recent work in mobile imaging. I will emphasize the role of collaboration in my work and describe where I am headed.  I will also discuss where I think the university research environment is going. The talk will be meant to be provocative.


Edward J. Delp was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received the B.S.E.E. (cum laude) and M.S. degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. In May 2002 he received an Honorary Doctor of Technology from the Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland. 

From 1980-1984, Dr. Delp was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since August 1984, he has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. From 2002-2008 he was a chaired professor and held the title The Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

In 2008 he was named a Distinguished Professor and is currently The Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Psychological Sciences (Courtesy).

His research interests include image and video compression, multimedia security, medical imaging, multimedia systems, communication and information theory. Dr. Delp is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the SPIE, a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2004 he received the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for his work in image and video compression and multimedia security. In 2008 Dr. Delp received the Society Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS). This is the highest award given by SPS and it cited his work in multimedia security and image and video compression.

In 2009 he received the Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Research. In 1990 he received the Honeywell Award and in 1992 the D. D. Ewing Award, both for excellence in teaching. In 2001 Dr. Delp received the Raymond C. Bowman Award for fostering education in imaging science from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). In 2004 he received the Wilfred Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2000 Dr. Delp was selected a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Dr. Delp is a registered Professional Engineer.