Besides their original purpose as graphical processing units, GPUs are increasingly deployed in applications that require high computational performance. Moreover, in the context of high performance computing (HPC) one is observing the trend to deploy general purpose GPUs in order to enable the transit from petascale computing to exascale computing. Nonetheless, programming and constructing such architectures remains significant challenge and often a significant bottlenecks for many companies due to its highly specialized nature.
Peter Schelkens currently holds a professorship at the Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Peter Schelkens is a member of the scientific staff of iMinds, Belgium. Additionally, since 1995, he has also been affiliated to the Interuniversity Microelectronics Institute (www.IMEC.be), Belgium, as scientific collaborator.
The research interests of Peter Schelkens are situated in the field of multidimensional signal processing encompassing the representation, communication, security and rendering of these signals while especially focussing on cross-disciplinary research. His team is participating in the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 (JPEG) and WG11 (MPEG) standardization activities. Peter Schelkens is the Belgian head of delegation for the ISO/IEC JPEG standardization committee, editor/chair of part 10 of JPEG 2000: ‘‘Extensions for Three-Dimensional Data’’ and PR Chair of the JPEG committee. From 2012 onwards he acts as rapporteur/chair of JPEG Coding and Analysis Technologies, overlooking image processing technologies embedded in all JPEG standards. He is co-editor of the books, ‘‘The JPEG 2000 Suite’’ and “Optical and Digital Image Processing”, published respectively in 2009 and 2011 by Wiley. He is a member of the IEEE, SPIE, and ACM, and is currently the Belgian EURASIP Liaison Officer.
In 2011, he was acting as General (co-)Chair of the following conferences: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP, www.icip2011.org), Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX, www.qomex2011.org) and Workshop on Image Processing for Art Investigation (IP4AI, www.ip4ai.org). Peter Schelkens is also co-founder of the spin-off company, Universum Digitalis (www.universumdigitalis.com). He is also co-founder of the Intel Exascience Lab (www.exascience.com) in Belgium.
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