Prof. Vetterli started his academic career at Columbia University in 1986 when he joined the Center for Telecommunications Research as a research scientist. He was appointed Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering in 1987. He graduated a number of outstanding Ph.D. students including Jelena Kovacevic (Chair, CMU), Kannan Ramchandran (Berkeley), Antonio Ortega (USC), Truong-Thao Nguyen (CCNY), and Gunnar Karlsson (KTH).
Prof. Vetterli is currently professor of communication systems at EPFL and thepresident of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Prof. Vetterli’s research interests include wavelets, data compression, fast algorithms, and self-organized communications systems and sensor networks.