Prof. Amy Reibman elected to fellow status of the National Academy of Inventors
Amy Reibman, Elmore Professor and Associate Head of Faculty Mentorship in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to the rank of fellow with the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Program, according to its website, highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
Reibman is a world leader in the fields of image and video processing and transport over wireless communication systems. Her work in digital video compression and streaming has been groundbreaking, particularly for wireless systems. Reibman pioneered a number of methods that allow effective transmission of images and videos over channels where data can be easily lost, including the multiple-description technique.
Reibman has made significant contributions in the area of video-quality assessment. In 2004, she introduced the first method to assess quality loss due to packet loss through a transmission network. Her work has been supported by both federal agencies and industry.
Reibman has published 44 journal papers, 121 conference papers, one edited book, and more than 60 patents. She served as a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2008 to 2009. She has also served as the chair of the IEEE Fellow Committee and as a member of the IEEE Awards Committee. Reibman served as the associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and as a guest editor for several special issues in leading journals.
The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election as a NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.
To date, NAI Fellows hold more than 58,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 13,000 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than one million jobs. In addition, over $3 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries.
The 2022 Fellow class hails from 110 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes worldwide. They collectively hold over 5,000 issued U.S. patents. Among the new class of Fellows are members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Fellows of AAAS and other prestigious organizations, Nobel Laureates, other honors and distinctions, as well as senior leadership from universities and research institutions. Their body of research and entrepreneurship covers a broad range of scientific disciplines involved with technology transfer of their inventions for the benefit of society.
Purdue ECE faculty who were previously elected to NAI Fellows status include Santokh Badesha, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jan P. Allebach, Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of ECE, Alexandra Boltasseva, Ron and Dotty Garvin Tonjes Professor of ECE, Charles Bouman, Showalter Professor of ECE, Mung Chiang, the Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor of ECE and president-elect of Purdue University, Haiyan Wang, Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering, and Andrew M. Weiner, Scifres Family Distinguished Professor of ECE.