Luncheons & Young Professionals Event


Women in Signal Processing Luncheon

The IEEE Signal Processing Society is hosting the Women in Signal Processing (WISP) lunch reception at ICIP.  

You are invited to attend the Women in Signal Processing lunch reception whose purpose is to foster support and offer networking opportunities by engaging women across the signal processing profession to exchange ideas and experiences from academia, research and industry in an informal setting. The lunch reception is scheduled for Monday, 28 September 2015, from 12:30 to 14:00 at the Centre des Congrès de Quebec. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

The WISP Luncheon is hosted by Dr. Rabab Ward, the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s President Elect and features a presentation by Dr. Amy Reibman.

This event has a limited number of seats. Requests will be honored on a first-come first-served basis up to maximum capacity, Reserve your place while registering to the conference.

Rabab WARD Biography

Rabab Kreidieh Ward has around 40 years of experience in academic, education ,research, development and leadership . Her main research interests are in broad areas of signal and image  processing and their applications . She has published around 500 publications in refereed journals and conferences and book chapters, and holds six patents. Some of her work has been licensed to US and Canadian industry. She is a Fellow of  the Royal Society of Canada , the IEEE , the Canadian Academy of Engineers and the Engineering Institute of Canada. Amongst her large number of  awards are the UBC Senior Killam Mentoring Award and UBC Killam Research Prize. She has served and provided leadership to IEEE and other professional societies and is presently the President -Elect of the  IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Amy REIBMAN Biography

Dr. Amy Reibman received her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Duke University in 1987. She taught at Princeton University for 3 years, then worked at AT&T for 23 years as a lead member of technical staff. She is currently a Professor at Purdue University. Her research interests include image and video quality estimation, video transport over networks, and video analytics. She was awarded IEEE Fellow in 2005 and served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2009.

Host: Dr. Rabab WARD
Presenter: Dr. Amy REIBMAN
Location: Room 206B
Date: Monday, September 28, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Cost: CAD 7

Get-Together Students-Employers Luncheon

The purpose of this lunch event is to provide opportunities for students to find a job or postdoctoral position, for industry employers to meet potential candidates, and for researchers to find postgrad students. The event will also provide networking opportunities and a forum of discussion between participants. Graduate students will be able to interact with senior researchers and to discuss their research and future career in an informal context.

Tables will be set up for companies, organizations or institutions to meet and interact with students. Food and refreshments will be served during the activity. The names of the organizations, institutions and companies attending this event will be publicized on this page.

This event has a limited number of seats. Requests will be honored on a first-come first-served basis up to maximum capacity. Students should reserve their place while registering. Employees and organizations should contact

Location: Room 206B, Québec City Convention Centre
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Cost: Students
CAD 10 before August 1, 2015
CAD 20 after July 31, 2015

Free for employers and researchers.
Reserve your spot by contacting

Young Professionals Event

The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Young Professionals Subcommittee and the Quebec SPS/COM Chapter invite you to network with other young professionals and practicing engineers during an event in conjunction with ICIP 2015 in Quebec this September.  

Join us on Tuesday, 29 September from 17:00-19:00 at the gorgeous National Assembly Library to discuss career advancement and professional development opportunities with fellow professionals and colleagues from all walks in an informal setting. Come unwind with some food and drink and connect with members of Quebec’s local engineering community!  

Please let us know whether you’d like to attend by completing the RSVP form no later than Tuesday, 22 September. The National Assembly Library is located at 1045 Rue des Parlementaires, Québec, QC, Canada.  

If you have any questions about this event or other SPS events and activities, please contact SPS Membership and Content Administrator, Jessica Perry, at  

We look forward to meeting with you!  


Mahsa Pourazad
Young Professionals Subcommittee Chair, IEEE Signal Processing Society  

Paul Fortier
Chair, Quebec SPS/COM Chapter  

Location The Québec National Assembly Library
1045 Rue des Parlementaires
Date Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time 17:00-19:00
Cost Free
Other Reservation required by September 22, 2015