Michel Kieffer (Senior Member, IEEE, 2007) received in 1995 the Agrégation in Applied Physics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France. He obtained a PhD degree in Control and Signal Processing in 1999, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree in 2005, both from the Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France. Michel Kieffer is an associate professor in signal processing for communications at the Paris-Sud University and a researcher at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. Since september 2009, he is on leave at the Laboratoire de Traitement et Communication de l’Information, CNRS-Télécom ParisTech. He is also junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.

His research interests are in joint source-channel coding and decoding techniques for the reliable transmission of multimedia contents and in signal processing for communication and networking. Michel Kieffer is co-author of more than 100 contributions in journals, conference proceedings, or books. He is one of the co-authors of the book Applied Interval Analysis published by Springer-Verlag in 2001 and of the book Joint source-channel decoding: A crosslayer perspective with applications in video broadcasting published by Academic Press in 2009. Since 2008, he serves as associate editor of Signal Processing, and siunce 2012 for the IEEE transactions on Communications.