Pierre Duhamel (Fellow, IEEE, 1998) was born in France in  1953. He received the Eng. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA) Rennes, France in 1975, the Dr. Eng. Degree in 1978, and the Doctorat ès sciences degree in 1986, both from Orsay University, Orsay, France.
From 1975 to 1980, he was with Thomson-CSF (now Thales), Paris, France, where his research interests were in circuit theory and signal processing, including digital filtering and analog fault diagnosis. In 1980, he joined the National Research Center in Telecommunications (CNET, now Orange Labs), Issy les Moulineaux, France, where his research activities were first concerned with the design of recursive CCD filters. Later, he worked on fast algorithms for computing Fourier transforms and convolutions,  and applied similar techniques to adaptive filtering, spectral analysis and wavelet transforms.
From  1993 to Sept. 2000, he has been professor at ENST, Paris (National School of Engineering in Telecommunications) with research activities focused on Signal processing for Communications. He was head of the Signal and Image processing Department from 1997 to 2000.
He is now with CNRS/L2S (Laboratoire de Signaux et Systemes, Gif sur  Yvette, France), where  he is  developing studies  in Signal processing for communications (including equalization,  iterative decoding, multicarrier systems, cooperation) and signal/image processing  for multimedia applications, including source coding, joint source/channel  coding, watermarking, and audio processing. He is currently investigating the application of  recent information theory results to communication theory.
Dr. Duhamel was chairman of the DSP committee from 1996 to 1998, a member of the SP for Com committee until 2001, and a member of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee from 2004 to  2010. He was an associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 1989 to 1991, an associate Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and a guest editor for the special issue of the IEEE Trans. on SP on wavelets.
He was Distiguished lecturer, IEEE, for 1999, and was co-general chair of  the 2001 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, 
Cannes, France. He was also  co-technical chair of ICASSP 06, Toulouse, France and of WCNC 2012, Paris, France. The paper on subspace-based methods for blind equalization, which he co-authored, received the "Best paper award" from the IEEE transactions on SP in 1998. He was awarded the "grand prix France 
Telecom" by the French Science Academy in 2000. He is Fellow, EURASIP, since  2008.
Dr Duhamel published more than 80 papers in international journals, more than 250  papers in international conferences, and holds 28 patents. He is a co-author with Michel Kieffer of the book  "Joint Source and Channel Decoding: A cross layer perspective with applications in video broadcasting" which appeared in 2009, Academic Press.