Prof. Charles A. Bouman named Honorary Member of Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Charles A. Bouman, Showalter Professor of ECE for Purdue’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named an Honorary Member of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). This is the highest honor awarded by the society to one person each year. Honorary Membership recognizes outstanding contribution to the advancement of imaging science and engineering. Bouman is being awarded the status of Honorary Member for his “pioneering efforts in the field of computational imaging, which have been widely used in computer printing, computed tomography scanners, mobile phone cameras, and defense, security, and space applications, among others.”
Bouman joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1989, where he is currently the Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. His research is in the area of computational imaging and sensing where he is focused on the integration of signal processing, statistical modeling, physics, and computation to solve difficult sensing problems with applications in healthcare, material science, physics, chemistry, commercial and consumer imaging. Bouman’s research resulted in the first commercial model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) system for medical X-ray computed tomography (CT), and he is co-inventor on over 50 issued patents that have been licensed and used in millions of consumer imaging products.
Bouman is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a Fellow of the society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and a Fellow of the SPIE professional society. He is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Signal Processing Society, Claude Shannon-Harry Nyquist Technical Achievement Award, the 2014 Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year award, and the IS&T’s Raymond C. Bowman Award; and in 2020, his paper on Plug-and-Play Priors won the SIAM Imaging Science Best Paper Prize.
Previous Purdue ECE faculty who have been awarded IS&T Honorary Membership include, Sanotkh S. Badesha (2021), Edward J. Delp III (2017) and Jan P. Allebach (2007)