He holds a Ph.D. degree from the Vienna University of Technology, in Computer Graphics, and a MSc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Milano (Italy).
He is a member of the IST/037 coding of picture, audio, multimedia and hypermedia information, of the British Standard Institute (BSI), and is acting as UK representative in the ISO/IEC/SC29/WG1/JPEG and WG11/MPEG standardization committee's.
He is one of the editors of the ISO/IEC/18477-JPEG-XT standard, and he has acted as co-chair of the JPEG-XT AhG, and chair of the AhG on verification of the JPEG-XT Part7. For these activities he has been recognized with the prestigious BSI Emerging Standards Maker Award.
He recently has received an Associate Professor habilitation from the Agéncia per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya (Spain) (AQU) and the Certified Programme I3 (Spanish System).
He regularly acts as IPC member and reviewer for major international conferences and journals, and he is the Associate editor of three peer-review international journals.
His research activities have attracted more then 1 million of euros, in national and international competitive research funding calls, and he has participated in research projects for a total budget of more then 6.5 millions of euros.