Al Bovik Wins Career Research Excellence Award

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

WNCG professor Al Bovik has received the University Co-operative Society’s Career Research Excellence Award for 2019-2020. The award acknowledges a faculty member or staff researcher “who has maintained superior research programs over many years.”

The award is one of three research accolades that are part of the University Co-op Hamilton Book Author Awards. In addition to the Career Research Excellence Award, the Co-op also designates a Best Research Paper Award and the Creative Research Award.

Al Bovik holds the Cockrell Family Endowed Regents Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is Director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE). He is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Neuroscience. His research interests include image and video processing, digital television and digital cinema, computational vision, and visual perception. He has published more than 800 technical articles in these areas and holds several U.S. patents.