We are honoured to welcome Alexander A. Sawchuk, Ph.D., to speak in the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Dr. Sawchuk is part of the Signal and Image Processing Institute, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California.
Alexander A. Sawchuk received the S.B. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA. He is Leonard Silverman Chair Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He has served in the past as Director of the Signal and Image Processing Institute, and as Deputy Director of the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC). His research interests are in optical information processing, image processing, immersive media technology, wireless health, body area networks, multimodal sensing and pattern recognition. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He received the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, the OSA Distinguished Service Award and other awards. He has served in various capacities for IEEE, OSA, SPIE and the International Commission for Optics (ICO). He was Associate Editor for the OSA journal Optics Letters, and was Editor of the Information Processing Division of Applied Optics. He is currently chairman of the Board of Directors of the OSA Foundation.
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