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A continuing challenge for TPAMI is to further improve the quality of the papers we publish in machine learning. David Kriegman began our efforts in this area, and was fortunate to recruit Zoubin Ghahramani as an Associate Editor-in-Chief (AEIC). As with all positions on the editorial board, an AEIC appointment can last at most four years, and Zoubin’s term has now concluded. I am pleased to announce that he has agreed to join the TPAMI Advisory Board, and I am sure that we will continue to benefit from his advice. All of us at the journal, especially David Kriegman and myself, are very much in debt to Zoubin, and I would like to publicly thank him for his service.
The TPAMI Advisory Board has enthusiastically recommended the appointment of Max Welling as a new AEIC, and I am happy to announce that he has accepted this position. Max has served with distinction as a TPAMI Associate Editor (AE), and was the program chair for AISTATS in 2009 and tutorials chair of ICML 2007 and NIPS 2011. He has served on numerous review panels at the NSF, and has a broad knowledge of machine learning. His primary task will be to further improve the quality of machine learning papers in TPAMI by quickly rejecting submissions that are unlikely to make it through the normal review process. Such rejections are very much in the authors’ interests, as it allows them to target their work to a more appropriate journal without the need to wait for the TPAMI review process to complete. In addition, Max is helping to organize a number of special issues on timely topics in machine learning with highly selective contributions.
Several AE’s have reached the end of their terms, and we also have a number of new additions. I wish to thank David Hogg, Jana Kosecka, Neil Lawrence, Daniel D. Lee, Ambasamudram Rajagopalan, and Ming Hsuan Yang for their service to the journal, which is greatly appreciated by all of us. It is my pleasure to announce that Michael Brown, Polina Golland, and R. Manmatha have agreed to join the editorial board. They will be handling a broad range of papers, as usual, but their emphasis will be as follows: Professor Brown, graphics and vision; Professor Golland, medical imaging; and Professor Manmatha, image retrieval and document analysis.
Brief biographies of these distinguished additions to our masthead appear below. Welcome aboard, and thank you in advance for all of your hard work!
Ramin Zabih, Editor-in-Chief
Sing Bing Kang, Associate Editor-in-Chief
Jiri Matas, Associate Editor-in-Chief
Max Welling, Associate Editor-in-Chief