James E. Fowler received the B.S. degree in computer and information science engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, in 1990, 1992, and 1996, respectively.
In 1997, he held a postdoctoral assignment at the Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, and, in 2004, he was a Visiting Professor at Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France. He currently holds a Billie J. Ball Endowed Professorship in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University and served previously for 11 years as the department's Graduate Program Director.
In 2017, Dr. Fowler was elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to lossy source coding and dimensionality reduction of multidimensional data. Additionally, his research activities led to his being named Mississippi State University's winner of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award for 2018. Additionally, in 2014, he was awarded both the Faculty Research and Career Achievement awards for the Bagley College of Engineering.
Dr. Fowler is currently the Vice Chair of the Computational Imaging Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is a former Chair of the Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was a General co-Chair of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Paris, France, and the Speech, Image, and Video Processing track chair of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers in 2013 and 2021. He is currently the publicity chair of the Data Compression Conference. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2017 to 2019. He was also previously a Senior Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He is currently an Associate Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing.