Mohamed Najim Born in 1945 in Morocco, Dr Mohamed Najim obtained his PhD in Science from Toulouse in 1972. He worked as a researcher in Rabat for over 16 years and founded a laboratory of research in Economics that has worked in close collaboration with the socioeconomic environment. Dr Najim worked also as a visiting professor at Berkeley University and is the founder and first Director of the National Higher School of Computer Sciences and Systems’ Analysis (ENSIAS-Morocco): the first school of Computer Science Engineering in Africa.
Dr Najim is a specialist in Image Signal Processing and has held, since 1998, the first Chair of Image and Signal Processing in Bordeaux. He has proposed mathematical modeling tools for a large variety of signals and images in the fields of speech, radar, biomedical and seismic signals in partnership with manufacturers like CEA, EDF, Thales, Total, Safran, Sagem, Yamaha and Moroccan Cherifian Company of Phosphates (OCP). He has also contributed with the Thomson CSF Company to the setting up of the first digital modem by the end of the eighties. Dr Najim has, for over 40 years, chaired numerous European projects consortiums and the establishment of industrial partnerships. He has also been an advisor to international organizations such as the European Union, the UNESCO and the WIPO.
Dr Najim has published a dozen of books in French and English and given lectures in all the continents, and has been awarded many prizes and awards: the IEEE fellowship (1988), the A. Shumann Prize (1982), the Science Academy Medal Twas (2011) in addition to the most prestigious European distinction in Signal and Image Processing; EURASIP (2013). In 2000, he received the highest Royal distinction in Morocco and in 2016 has been decorated with the Palmes Acdémiques by French former