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Highly motivated by new challenges, I am a biomedical engineer with experience in signal and image processing. Now pursuing my PhD in Computer Science at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, I am mostly interested in inverse problems, optimization methods, sparse modelling, biomedical signal and image analysis, machine learning and more.


Jul 2013Present

PhD in Computer Science

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Adivisor: Michael Elad. Topic of Thesis: Local vs Global in Patch Based Image Processing. 
Mar 2007Mar 2013

Biomedical Engineering (summa cum laude)

Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Argentina


  • J. Sulam, M. Elad, Large Inpainting of Face Images with Trainlets, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, I. 99, Oct. 2016.
  •  J. Sulam, Y. Romano, R. Talmon. Dynamical system classification with diffusion embedding for ECG-based person identification. Signal Processing. Vol. 130, January 2017, Pages 403–411
  • J. Sulam, B. Ophir, M. Zibulevsky and M. Elad. Trainlets: Dictionary Learning in High Dimensions.  IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2016, V. 6412, pg: 31803193.
  • J. Turek, J. Sulam, I. Yavne and M. Elad. Fusion of Ultrasound Harmonic Imaging with Clutter Removal Using Sparse Signal Separation.  International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP),  Brisbane, Australia, April 19-24, 2015 (oral presentation).
  • J. Sulam and M. Elad, Expected Patch Log Likelihood with a Sparse Prior,  Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition EMMCVPR, January 2015 (oral presentation).
  • J. Sulam, B. Ophir, M. Elad, Image Denoising Through Multi-Scale Learnt Dictionaries,  IEEE International  Conference on Image Processing, 2014 (oral presentation).
  • J. Sulam, G. Schlotthauer, M.E. Torres, Nonlinear slight parameter changes detection: a forecasting approach. 41th Argentinean Workshop on Informatics JAIIO. p. 168-179, ISSN 1850-2806. August, 2012
  • J. Sulam, Heart rate estimation through webcam photoplethysmography. XIV Workshop on Information Processing and Control RPIC, Student Section. Oro Verde, Entre Ríos, Argentina. p. 993-997, 2011.

Working Experience

Summer 2016

IBM Research

I am currently at IBM Research within the Medical Imaging Analytics group as a research intern.

Teaching Assistant

Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos (Argentina)

Teaching Assistant for the course “Complex Variable Functions”, 3rd year mathematics, in practical classes, giving consulting hours, developing practical assignments and participating in internal teaching courses, under the direction of Prof. M.E. Torres.

Awards and Distinctions


Second prize at the Research Day Poster Session

Computer Science Department, Technion
for the poster Image Denoising through Multi-Scale Learnt Dictionaries.

“Best Graduates from Engineering Careers of Argentine Universities” Prize Winner

(Argentinean) National Academy of Engineering.

Student Paper Award 

XX Jornadas de Jovens Pesquisadores AUGM. Curitiba, Brasil.
for the paper “Nonlinear time series analysis applied to the study of healthy andpathological voices”.

Best Student Paper Award

XIV Workshop on Information Processing and Control RPIC2011
for the paper “Heart rate estimation through webcam photoplethysmography”

Undergraduate Projects

2013:            Research Intern at Non-Linear Dynamics and Signals Laboratory (National University of Entre Rios), developing software for  the diagnosis and study of voice and speech pathologies.

International Conferences

  • J. Sulam, B. Ophir, M. Zibulevsky, M. Elad. Cropped Wavelet Dictionary Without Border Effects. Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations (SPARS), July 2015.
  • J. Sulam, M. Elad. Expected Patch Log Likelihood with a Sparse Enforcing PriorSignal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations (SPARS), July 2015.
  • J. Sulam, G. Schlotthauer, M.E. Torres, Specific detection of epilepsy in electroencephalogram signals. XIX
    Congress of Bioengineering - SABI2013, September, 2013.
  • J. Sulam, Nonlinear time series analysis applied to the study of healthy and pathological voices. XX Jornadas
    de Jovens Pesquisadores AUGM. Curitiba, Brasil. October, 2012.



Matlab (proficiency), C++ (intermediate)


English (proficiency), Spanish (mother tongue), Hebrew (basic)