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Recent Professional Activities

2014 Padovani lecture at IEEE North American School of Information Theory in Toronto.

Technical program committee of the 2014 Data Compression Conference.

Technical program committee of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing.

International advisory committees for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications.

Nomination committee of ASE Division of the Academy of Science of Royal Society of Canada, 2012--Present.

Nomination Committee of the Academy of Science of Royal Society of Canada, 2012--Present.

Technical Program Committee of the 2009, 2011 and 2013 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory.

Review Panel for the International Council for Science (ICSU), 2012--2013.

Technical Program Committee of the 5th (2011) Multi-Disciplinary Symposium of Ontario Chinese Professors.

General Co-chair and Technical Program Chair of the 4th (2010) Multi-Disciplinary Symposium of Ontario Chinese Professors.

IEEE Information Theory Society Awards Committee (2009 and 2010).

Technical Program Committees of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME).

General co-chair of the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Toronto,ON, June 29 to July 4, 2008.

Technical program vice-chair of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Toronto, ON, July 9-12, 2006.

Team leader of the Program Committee of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Seattle, USA, July 9-14, 2006.

Consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, 2004.

Chair of the award committee for the 2004 Canadian Award in Telecommunications.

Co-Editor of the 2004 Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory concerning the interface between information theory and computer science.

Member of the Program Committee of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Chicago, USA, June 27-July 2, 2004.

Co-chair of the 2003 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 18-21, 2003.

Co-chair of 2003 US National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop on the interface of Information Theory and Computer Science, the purpose of which is to advise NSF about research directions and support in the interface area.