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Mongi Abidi, Ph.D.

Mongi Abidi, Ph.D. PhotoMongi Abidi, Ph.D.
TitleProfessor/Associate Department Head
ExpertiseImage Processing, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Current OrganizationThe University of Tennessee
Type of OrganizationLand-grant university
Major ProductHigher education; research area in image processing and robotics
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreePrincipal Engineer, Electrical Engineering, National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia, 1981; M.S., Elect. Engineering, 1985, Ph.D., Elect. Engineering, 1987, Univ. of Tennessee
BornDecember 31, 1955, Siliani, Tunisia
Honors & Awards1997-2000 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 Works1 book, 3 book chapters, over 150 peer-reviewed technical/journal papers
AffiliationsMember and reviewer of IEEE and SPIE; Faculty Advisor, IEEE Student Chapter; College of Engineering Tenure and Promotion Committee; Science and Engineering Facilities Committee
Hobbies & SportsReading, photography
Career AccomplishmentsPrincipal 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 HistoryAssistant 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
ChildrenSamy, 13; Ramzy, 8
MarriedMarch 20, 1988
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