Dr. Alan Conrad Bovik holds the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #4 at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Computer Sciences, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE) in the Center for Perceptual Systems.
Dr. Bovik was born in Kirkwood, MO on June 25, 1958. He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering in 1980, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1982 and 1984, respectively, all from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
During the Spring of 1992, he held a visiting position in the Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is well known as the inventor or co-inventor of Order Statistic Filters; the Gabor Texture Model; the Image Modulation Model; the Structural Similarity (SSIM) and Visual Information Fidelity (VIF) Indices for image quality assessment, the LIVE Image Quality Database, and SIVA - the Signal, Image and Video Audiovisual Demonstration Gallery (used by more than 300 sites around the world), as well as many other contributions to the fields of image and video processing, computational vision, digital microscopy, and modeling of biological visual perception. He has published over 450 technical articles in these areas and holds two U.S. patents. He is also the author of The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, Second Edition (Elsevier Academic Press, 2005) and of Modern Image Quality Assessment (Morgan & Claypool, 2006).
Dr. Bovik received the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2005, the Distinguished Lecturer Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2000, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award in 1998, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000, and is a two-time Honorable Mention winner of the international Pattern Recognition Society Award for Outstanding Contribution (1988 and 1993).
He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and has been involved in numerous professional society activities, including: Board of Governors, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 1996-1998; Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 1996-2002; Editorial Board, The Proceedings of the IEEE, 1998-2004; Senior Editorial Board, IEEE Journal on Special Topics in Signal Processing, 2005-present; Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 1993-1995; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 1989-1993; Editorial Board, Pattern Recognition, 1988-present; Series Editor for Image, Video, and Multimedia Processing, Morgan and Claypool Publishing Company, 2003-present; and Founding General Chairman, First IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, held in Austin, Texas, in November, 1994.
Dr. Bovik is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and is a frequent consultant to legal, industrial and academic institutions.