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October 19, 2007
On Wednesday, October 17, TechNevada (TBAN) held their Annual Awards Luncheon at Cili Restaurant. They honored Angelo Yfantis, Ph.D. with the "2007 Educator of the Year" award. Yfantis is a professor in the School of Computer Science.
His education includes a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece (1969), a M.S. in Mathematics from Fairleigh Dickinson University (1972), a M.S. in Statistics from Rutgers University (1973), a M.S. in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology (1975), a Ph.D. in Statistical Signal Processing from the University of Wyoming (1978), and Postdoctoral in Ocean Engineering from the University of Delaware (1979).
Yfantis' research interests include digital image processing, underwater acoustics, statistical signal processing, computer graphics, geostatistics, computer simulation, and pattern recognition. He has published over 100 research papers in refereed journals and referred conferences, such as IEEE, ACM, computer aided design, mathematical statistics, digital image processing, ASA, AMS and others. He has served on the editorial board of several computer science journals, on the program committee of numerous computer science conferences, and chaired numerous computer science conferences.
His research projects have been funded by NASA, DOD, DOE, USEPA, Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Bechtel, Sandia National Lab., Nevada Gaming Control Board, U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers. He has been a consultant for the Naval Ocean System Center in Santiego, Ca., Lockheed, Shell Oil Co., Exxon Corp. Los Alamos Scientific Lab., and Northrop Co.
He teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in digital image processing, computer graphics, statistical pattern recognition, and cryptography. Additionally, he is the director of the Digital Image Processing and Computer Graphics Laboratory.
"My greatest moments are those when my students soar to new heights," states Yfantis.
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Yfantis does Engineer a Difference.
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