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Alan C Bovik

OSA Awards & Distinctions



Alan C 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. He co-founded and was the longest-serving Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development in 2015 for his work on the development of video quality prediction models which have become standard tools in broadcast and post-production houses throughout the television industry.

Bovik is credited with the development of order statistic filters, the image modulation model, computational modeling of visual texture perception, theories of foveated image processing, and in particular advanced, widely disseminated image quality and video quality measurement tools that are used throughout the television and cinematic industries. He has published more than 800 technical articles on image and video processing, digital television and digital cinema, computational vision, and visual perception and holds several U.S. patents. He is one of the most highly cited engineers in the world (top 1%) according to Thomson-Reuters.

He has received international recognition for his work. He is a Fellow of OSA and recipient of the 2017 Edwin H. Land Medal “for substantially shaping the direction and advancement of modern perceptual image quality theory, and for energetically engaging industry to transform his ideas into global practice.”



Document Created: 11 Feb 2020
Last Updated: 19 Jun 2020