Image Processing Expert and ECE Chair Named IEEE Fellow

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Badri Roysam, chair of the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The honor is the IEEE’s highest grade of membership and is reserved for those with “an outstanding record of accomplishments” in an IEEE field. No more than one-tenth of 1 percent of IEEE’s voting members can be named Fellows in a given year.

In naming Roysam as a Fellow of both the 2017 and 2018 Classes, the IEEE cited his contributions to image processing algorithms for biological microscopy.

Roysam is indeed world-renowned for his accomplishments in the field of image processing. Inventor of a novel software platform called FARSIGHT, Roysam is credited with pushing medical imaging to new heights by allowing researchers to rapidly analyze images of human tissue collected from laser-scanning microscopes by quantifying specific molecules of interest in cells and tissue. To date scientists have used it for everything from analyzing brain tissue after injury to studying the effectiveness of experimental medications.