VIP Biography for
Mongi Abidi, Ph.D.
|Mongi Abidi, Ph.D.|
|Title||Professor/Associate Department Head|
|Expertise||Image Processing, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence|
|Current Organization||The University of Tennessee|
|Type of Organization||Land-grant university|
|Major Product||Higher education; research area in image processing and robotics|
|Area of Distribution||International|
|University/Degree||Principal Engineer, Electrical Engineering, National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia, 1981; M.S., Elect. Engineering, 1985, Ph.D., Elect. Engineering, 1987, Univ. of Tennessee|
|Born||December 31, 1955, Siliani, Tunisia|
|Honors & Awards||1997-2000 Magnavox Professorship; 1999-2001 Weston Fulton Professorship; 2001 Brooks Distinguished Professor Award and Science Alliance Faculty Award; 2001-2003 Philips Professorship Award; 2002 Marquis Who's Who in America; United Who's Who in Empowering Executives and Professionals; 2002-2003 Dun & Bradstreet Who's Who in Executives and Business|
|Published Works||1 book, 3 book chapters, over 150 peer-reviewed technical/journal papers|
|Affiliations||Member and reviewer of IEEE and SPIE; Faculty Advisor, IEEE Student Chapter; College of Engineering Tenure and Promotion Committee; Science and Engineering Facilities Committee|
|Hobbies & Sports||Reading, photography|
|Career Accomplishments||Principal investigator/co-principal investigator for research contracts totaling over $16 million. Programs include 3D Imaging and Data Fusion for Robotic Manipulation and Inspection, part of DOE's multi-university Research Program in Robotics; 3D Imaging and Data Fusion for Automotive Simulation and Design, part of a multi-university program with the U.S. Army TACOM; Gate-to-Gate Automated Video Tracking and Location and Operator Assisted Threat Assessment for Carry-on Luggage Inspection, National Safe Skies|
|Work History||Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, 1986-92; Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, 1992-98; Professor/Associate Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1998-present, The University of Tennessee|
|Children||Samy, 13; Ramzy, 8|
|Married||March 20, 1988|
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