Sos Agaian, Peter T. Flawn Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized “for his contributions to biologically-inspired visual data processing systems”. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
For the past three decades, Dr. Agaian has been working on the advance of computationally-efficient visual data collection, storage, processing, quality measurements, secure transmission, modelling, analysis, and understanding. His work has created new bridges between human visual system (HVS) and visual data analytics, which have substantially expanded the impact and applications of processing to new areas of computer vision, machine learning, cancer imaging, and visual communication.
He has authored over 600 scientific papers, 9 books, 8 edited books, 16 book chapters, and 37 patents/disclosers. The technologies that he invented have been adopted by multiple institutions and commercialized by industry. Since joining UTSA in 1997, Agaian has been recognized for his teaching and research with a 2015 College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, a 2015 UTSA Innovator of the Year Award, a 2015 UTSA Charter Member of the Academy of Distinguished Researcher, a 2014 San Antonio Business Journal Tech Flash Titans-Top Researcher-Award, a 2013 UTSA Entrepreneurship Award. Moreover, he plays the key role on establishing two start-ups and two Universities Centers. Furthermore, he cited as the MAESTRO Educator (Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists), has been committed to the constant pursuit of quality in research, engineering education, and service to meet society’s changing needs and aspirations. Furthermore, He has supervised 37 Ph.D students.
This is the fourth fellowship announcement in 2017 for Agaian, who is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (SPIE), a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences ( Republic of Armenia).
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