Yoram Bresler
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA

Yoram Bresler is a Founder Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory, with joint appointment in Bioengineering, at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Technion–Israel, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

Bresler’s research is in signal processing and image formation theory and algorithms. His work on spectrum-blind sampling and image compression on the fly in the 1990’s provided theory and algorithms for compressive sampling in Fourier imaging systems predating Compressed Sensing by a decade. His lattice time-sequential sampling theory provided an optimal framework for highly accelerated dynamic imaging in CT and MRI. He pioneered the use of dictionary learning in MRI and developed transform learning, providing substantial acceleration in MRI or dose reductions in CT. He published the first reconstruction algorithm for helical CT, and developed the first practical fast general tomographic reconstruction algorithms reducing computation in 3D from O(N4) to O(N3logN). InstaRecon Inc., which he co-founded and lead as president and CTO to commercialize this technology created the world’s fastest CT reconstruction software accelerating more than 150 fold with no additional hardware. It serves now as the reconstruction engine for SkyScan/Bruker microCT scanners at more than 300 academic, government, and industry research centers in 46 countries.

Bresler is an IEEE and AIMBE Fellow. His papers received several best journal paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), and he has served as a 2-year IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer. His recognitions include the 1991 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, and Faculty Fellowships or awards by the Technion, Xerox Co., and the University of Illinois. He has served on the editorial board of several journals, and on various committees of the IEEE.