Driss Aboutajdine received the Doctorat de 3’ Cycle and the Doctorat d’Etat-es-Sciences degrees in signal processing from the Mohammed V-Agdal University, Rabat, Morocco, in 1980 and 1985, respectively. He joined Mohammed V-Agdal University, Rabat, Morocco, in 1978, first as an Assistant Professor, then as an Associate Professor in 1985 and has been a Full Professor since 1990, where he is teaching signal/image processing and communications. Over 30 years, he developed research activities covering various topics of signal and image processing, wireless communication, and pattern recognition which allow him to publish over 300 journal papers and conference communications. He is presently by far the most highly published author in the fields of engineering and computer science in Maghreb countries and the second in Morocco inclusive all fields as assessed by Scopus database. He succeeded to found and manage since 1993 and 2001, respectively, the LRIT Laboratory and the Centre of Excellence of Information & Communication Technology (pole de competences STIC) which gathers more than 30 research laboratories from all Moroccan universities including industrial partners as well. Professor Aboutajdine has organized and chaired several international conferences and workshops. He was elected as a Member of the Moroccan Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in 2006 and as a Fellow of the TWAS Academy of Sciences in 2007. He received several awards such as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Prime Minister. As an IEEE Senior Member, he cofounded the IEEE Morocco Section in 2005 and he is chairing the signal processing chapter he founded in December 2010. Driss Aboutajdine was the Vice President in charge of the research, cooperation, and partnership of the Mohammed V Souissi University from September 2008 to December 2010. Actually, since March 2011, he has been the Vice President in charge of research, cooperation, and partnership at Mohammed V-Agdal University.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2012