Benoit Macq is currently Professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL ), in the Electrical engineering divison (ELEN ) of the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) and Pro-Rector of the University ( Conseil du Service à la Société : http://www.uclouvain.be/cses.html )
He did his doctoral thesis on perceptual coding for digital TV under the supervision of Prof. Paul Delogne at UCL. He was researcher at Philips Research in 1990 and 1991. He has been senior researcher of the Belgian NSF. Benoit Macq has been visiting scientist at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. He has been Scientific Visitor at MIT and Visiting Professor at the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications”, ENST-Paris, France as well as at the “Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis”, France. Benoit Macq is teaching and doing his research work in image processing for visual communications.He is closely collaborating with the MIT (Boston, USA; Pr. Dewey and Goemans),the Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA, Pr Warfield), and with the NARA Institute, Japan (Pr. Chihara).
His main research interests are:
- image compression
- image watermarking
- image analysis for medical and immersive communications.
- Young Scientist Award of the URSI 1991
- Bell Telephone MC Award in 1991
- Supervisor of the best Belgian Thesis in 2003
- Fellow member of the IEEE (2007)
- Boelpaepe Award from the Royal Science Academy of Belgium in 2007