Joseph P. Havlicek is the Gerald Tuma Presidential Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the former Williams Companies Foundation Presidential Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He is director of the OU Center for Intelligent Transportation Systems and is a full member of the OU Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Technology. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
From 1984 to 1987, he was with Management Systems Laboratories, Blacksburg, VA, as a software engineer developing decision support software for nuclear materials management. From 1987 to 1997, he was with the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, where he worked on infrared missile warning receivers for Navy aircraft, including the Navy's first two-color infrared system. In 1990 he was a recipient of the Department of the Navy Award of Merit for Group Achievement for this work. Throughout 1993 he was a programmer-analyst with IBM, Austin, TX, where his work included the development of JPEG image CODECS. He joined the University of Oklahoma as an assistant professor in January, 1997, where he currently holds the rank of Professor and the Gerald Tuma Presidential Professorship. His research interests include signal, image, and video processing, modulation domain signal processing, target tracking, medical imaging, and intelligent transportation systems. He is author or co-author of over 120 scholarly publications in these areas. Since joining the University of Oklahoma, he has been PI or co-PI on more than 80 externally funded grants and contracts totaling over $18M.
Dr. Havlicek is a senior member of the IEEE and currently serves as a senior area editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is a past associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He served as Publications Chair on the Organizing Committee of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), as a Technical Area Chair for ICIP 2012 and ICIP 2013, and as a Technical Area Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in 2012 and 2013. He has been a member of the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation since 1998 and was a member of the Organizing Committee from 2000 to 2010, serving as General Co-Chair (2010), Technical Program Co-Chair (2004, 2006, 2008), and Publicity Chair (2000, 2002). He was chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Studies Committee at the University of Oklahoma from 2008 to 2013.
He was recipient of the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award in 2006, the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering Brandon H. Griffith Faculty Award in 2003, the University of Oklahoma IEEE Favorite Instructor Award in 1998 and 2000, and the 1992 University of Texas Engineering Foundation Award for Exemplary Engineering Teaching while Pursuing a Graduate Degree. Dr. Havlicek is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Eta Kappa Nu.
Updated: May 26, 2017
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