Dr. Hadi Hadizadeh received the B.Sc.Eng. degree in electronic engineering from the Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, in 2005, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering science from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Quchan University of Technology, Quchan, Khorasan Razavi, Iran. His current research interests include perceptual image/video coding, communication networks, visual attention modeling, error resilient video transmission, image/video processing, computer vision, multimedia communication, and machine learning. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Runner-up Award at ICME 2012 in Melbourne, Australia and the Microsoft Research and Canon Information Systems Research Australia Student Travel Grant for ICME 2012. In 2013, he was serving as the Vice Chair of the Vancouver Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.