IMTC Leadership and Service Awards – 2006

2006 Leadership Award Recipients

Spring Forum May 9 – 11, 2006, San Diego, CA

  • Dr. Joan L. Mitchell, IBM Printing Systems Division
    The Leadership Award honored Dr. Joan L. Mitchell, IBM Fellow, for her research efforts in the field of image processing and data compression which significantly influenced the multimedia industry. Dr. Joan L. Mitchell received B.S., M.S., and PhD. degrees in physics before joining the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. After working there 14 years, she worked for three years in IBM Marketing before returning to the IBM Research Division. In 1994, she took a two year leave of absence and then returned to the IBM. In 1999, she moved to Boulder, CO to work with the IBM Printing Systems Division. She became an IEEE Fellow in 1999. She is a member of APS, IEEE, IS&T, and Sigma Xi and co-inventor on 68 patents. She was made an IBM Fellow in 2001. In 2004 she was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Since 1976, she has worked in the field of image processing and data compression. She participated in standardizing the twodimensional data compression in 1978 – 1979. From 1987 – 1994, she was a member of the Joint Photographic Experts Group. She is the editor of JPEG Part 1. She has co-authored books on JPEG and MPEG and edited books on MPEG-2, data compression in systems, and audio compression.

2006 Service Award Recipients

Spring Forum, May 9-11, 2006, San Diego, CA

  • Tim Mendonca
  • Sebastian Purreiter