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Bovik Receives IEEE Millennium Medal

     Dr. Allen Bovik, professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Millennium Medal.

     The Millennium Medal, given in celebration of the third millennium, recognizes members of the institute who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and computer engineering profession.  It awards an exceptional group of members; only 3,000 of the institutes almost 400,000 members have been chosen to receive the medal.  The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association with members in over 150 countries, who make it the leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.

     Dr. Bovik has served on the UT College of Engineering faculty since 1984 where he is currently the associate director of its Center for Vision and Image Sciences, which is engaged in vision research, especially within the general areas of visual perception, visual neurophysiology, computer vision and image processing, and the director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering.  He is currently the General Dynamics Endowed Fellow and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Computer Sciences, and the Biomedical Engineering Program.