Dr. Alan C. Bovik has been selected to receive the 2008-2009 Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award. Dr. Bovik will receive the award at the Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner later this fall.
The Hocott award, given by the Cockrell School of Engineering, recognizes faculty members whose documented research while associated with UT has significantly advanced the engineering profession. Dr. Bovik earned a worldwide reputation for his research in the fields of image and video processing, computational vision, digital microscopy, and modeling of biological visual perception.
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.