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Member of U. T. Dallas Faculty Elected Fellow Of International Society for Optical Engineering
RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 16, 2004) — Dr. Nasser Kehtarnavaz, a professor of electrical engineering and director of the Signal and Image Processing Laboratory at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has been elected a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (known by the initials SPIE) for his achievements in real-time and biomedical applications of image processing.
SPIE Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the fields of optics, photonics and imaging. Kehtarnavaz joins a prestigious group of about three percent of SPIE members so honored for their contribution to the discipline since the society's inception in 1955.
Kehtarnavaz received a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University in 1987. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1986 as an assistant professor, and later became an associate professor and professor. In 2002, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in UTD's Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.Kehtarnavaz's research areas include signal/image processing, real-time imaging, DSP-based system design, biomedical image analysis and pattern recognition. He has authored or co-authored two books and more than 120 journal and conference papers in his areas of expertise. Among his many professional activities, he is currently editor-in-chief of Journal of Real-Time Imaging and chair of the Dallas Chapter of IEEE Signal Processing Society.
About UTDThe University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 13,700 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit its web site at www.utdallas.edu .
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