Benoit Macq is Professor at the Engineering School of UCL since 1994 and he is doing his research works in the Institute for Computer sciences,Telecommunications, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) of UCL. He is invited professor at McGill University, Montreal, in 2018-2019.
He is currently leading the Pixel and Interaction Lab of the UCLouvain (www.pilab.be)
He was researcher at Philips Research in 1990 and 1991 where he developed image adapted wavelet transforms and signal adapted mathematical morphology analysis tools. He has been senior researcher of the Belgian NSF (“Chercheur Qualifié du FNRS) from 1991 to 1994.
Benoit Macq has been Vice-President of UCL from 2009 to 2014. He was in charge of the “Service to Society” and the International relationships. He developed the Louvain Technology Transfer Office (LTTO) and the Service to Society Council. He was the President of the LIEU network linking all the tech transfer office in the Wallonia-Brussels federation. He was Technology Advisor of the Walloon Government for the digital transition of the industry.
He is the co-founder of the OpenHub, the garage for innovators at UCL.
Benoit Macq has been Guest Editor and associate editor for the Proceedings of the IEEE and for the Signal Processing Journal, for the IEEE Trans on Cirvuits ans Systems for Video Technology and for the IEEE Trans on Multimedia. He was the General Chair of the ICIP2011 conference in Brussels, Belgium.
Benoit Macq is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the “Journal on Multimodal Interfaces” – Springer Verlag.
He is currently Senior Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans on Image Processing.
UCLouvain fulfills three missions:
-Teaching (about 30,000 students)
The UCLouvain wants to allow all those who wish it – young people out of secondary education or adults engaged in the professional life – to train themselves and to acquire the skills useful for their development and their professional activities. In order to guarantee the quality of training, pedagogical innovation is closely linked to the development and updating of programs.
Research University, UCLouvain takes its place in an international community based on the recognition of the excellence of our contributions to the development and transmission of knowledge. UCL promotes an environment conducive to scientific creativity, valorisation activities and the balance between researcher and teacher functions.
-Service to society. (more than 80 spin-offs, 2 university clinics, etc.)
Through its regional roots in seven locations in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and its two university hospitals, by the impact of its research and teaching, by the network of Alumni it energizes, the creation of spin-offs, the development of science parks and incubators or development cooperation, UCLouvain contributes to the development of a society that ensures the well-being of all citizens.