Posted October 2, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Anthony J. Yezzi has been named as a Ken Byers Professor, effective October 1. Dr. Yezzi has been a faculty member with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech since 1999.
As the director of the Laboratory of Computational Computer Vision, Dr. Yezzi has over 20 years of research experience in image processing, computer vision, and shape optimization using geometric partial differential equations. Applications of his research group's work include medical imaging, 3D surface reconstruction, and visual tracking. An active industrial consultant, Dr. Yezzi recently formed Vintinura Imaging, Inc., a startup company that is being hosted by ATDC/VentureLab and is focused on image analysis solutions, particularly those connected with shape detection, tracking, and optimization. He is the author of almost 200 peer-reviewed publications and holds a patent for user-interactive 3D medical image MRI segmentation which has been used within General Electric's MRI image analysis package for the past 10 years.
A strong proponent of international education opportunities, Dr. Yezzi has spent the last five years fostering international relationships between Georgia Tech and top Italian engineering universities. He has been the director of the dual master's degree program between Georgia Tech and Politecnico di Torino (PdT) since 2008. He has also been instrumental in developing joint Ph.D. programs between Georgia Tech and both PdT and Politecnico di Milano that were recently approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.