For more than 20 years, Dr. Nasser Kehtarnavaz
, professor of electrical engineering
at UT Dallas, has introduced innovative educational approaches for students to learn practical implementation aspects of signal processing.
His innovative spirit and career track record of preparing students for jobs in demand by industry recently earned him the Professional Leadership Award given by the national unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE-USA). IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society with about 400,000 members in more than 160 countries.
Dr. Nasser Kehtarnavaz, professor of electrical engineering, often makes it on informal student lists of the most influential faculty members in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
, who earned a doctorate in electrical engineering last school year, said Kehtarnavaz provided continuous support and invaluable advice.Vani Gopalakrishna
, who graduated last May, said Dr. Kehtarnavaz was an inspiration. “He is very well organized, and always ready to discuss new things and teach, and more importantly he can understand a student’s point of view in many situations,” she said.
Electrical Engineering Professor Nasser Kehtarnavaz has been elected to the rank of fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
This honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors to selected senior members with outstanding accomplishments in a related field.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology, with nearly 400,000 members in 160 countries. The fellow grade is granted to Kehtarnavaz for “contributions to real-time and biomedical image processing.”
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.