Jan P. Allebach received his BSEE from the University of Delaware in 1972 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1976. He was on the faculty at the University of Delaware from 1976 to 1983. Since 1983, he has been at Purdue University where he is currently Hewlett-Packard Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research interests include image rendering, image quality, color imaging and color measurement, printer and sensor forensics, and digital publishing. The results of his research have been licensed to major digital printing and imaging vendors and can be found in products that have sold hundreds of millions units worldwide. Prof. Allebach has published over 90 papers in refereed journals and over 232 conference publications. He is inventor on 15 issued patents. The results of his research on image rendering algorithms have been licensed to major vendors of imaging products, and can be found in tens of millions of units that have been sold worldwide.
Prof. Allebach is a Fellow of the IEEE Signal Processing (SP) Society, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and SPIE. He has been especially active with the IEEE SP Society and IS&T. He has served as Distinguished/Visiting Lecturer for both societies, and has served as an officer and on the Board of Directors of both societies. Prof. Allebach is a past Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is presently Editor for the IS&T/SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging. He received the Senior (best paper) Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and the Bowman Award from IS&T. In 2004, he was named Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year by IS&T and SPIE. He is the recipient of five teaching awards from Purdue University and co-recipient with five other Purdue faculty members of the 2006 Purdue College of Engineering Team Award in recognition of his long-term work with HP. In 2007, he was named Honorary Member of IS&T “for many and diverse contributions to imaging science; including halftoning, digital image processing, color management, visual perception, and image quality,” the highest award that IS&T bestows. In 2008, he received the Purdue College of Engineering Mentoring Excellence Award and the Purdue Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award.