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Audrey LeGrande
Assistant Director of Alumni
and Student Relations
1072 ECE Building
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 300-1783


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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award (2008)

For fundamental contributions to the field of digital image and video processing.

Alan Bovik

Alan Bovik

BSCompE ‘80, MSEE ‘82, PhD ‘84
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Al Bovik holds the Keys and Joan Curry/Cullen Trust Endowed Chair at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE). He has published over 500 technical articles in these areas and holds two U.S. patents. He is also the author of several books, including The Handbook of Image and Video Processing (2005), Modern Image Quality Assessment (2006), The Essential Guide to Image Processing (2008), and The Essential Guide to Video Processing (2008).

Alan has received a number of awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, including the Education Award (2008); the Technical Achievement Award (2005), the Distinguished Lecturer Award (2000); and the Meritorious Service Award (1998). He is also a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000) and two journal paper awards from the international Pattern Recognition Society (1988 and 1993). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and a Fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical and Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

Al has served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 1996 to 1998. He co-founded the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and served as its editor in chief from 1996 to 2002.