Rangaraj M. Rangayyan:
Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
Rangaraj (Raj) Mandayam Rangayyan was born in Mysore, India, on 21 July, 1955. He received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication in 1976 from the University of Mysore at the P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya, India, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 1980. He was with the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from 1981 to 1984.
He is at present a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (and an Adjunct Professor of Surgery and Radiology) at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was the Associate Vice-President (Research) from 2000 to 2002.
His research interests are in the areas of digital signal and image processing, biomedical signal analysis, medical imaging and image analysis, and computer vision. His current research projects are on mammographic image enhancement and analysis for computer-aided diagnosis of breast cancer; region-based image processing; knee joint sound signal analysis for noninvasive diagnosis of articular cartilage pathology; and analysis of textured images by cepstral filtering and sonification. He has lectured extensively in many countries, including India, Canada, U.S.A., Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, U.K., Russia, The Netherlands, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Finland, France, Romania, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and China. He is actively collaborating with research groups in Brazil, France, Romania, and Spain.
He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 1989 to 1996; the Program Chair and Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE Western Canada Exhibition and Conference on ``Telecommunication for Health Care: Telemetry, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine", July 1990, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; the Canadian Regional Representative to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), 1990-93; a Member of the Scientific Program Committee and Editorial Board, International Symposium on Computerized Tomography, Novosibirsk, Russia, August 1993; the Program Chair and Co-Editor of the Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, October 1993, San Diego, CA; and Program Co-chair, 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Hong Kong, October 1998.
He was awarded the 1997 and 2001 Research Excellence Awards of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the 1997 Research Award of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Calgary. He was awarded the Killam Resident Fellowship thrice by the University of Calgary to work on his books. He was recognized by the IEEE with the award of the Third Millennium Medal in 2000, and elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in 2001. He was elected as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2002, Fellow of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, in 2003, Fellow of AIMBE: American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2003, Fellow of SIIM: Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine in 2007, and Fellow of CMBES: Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, in 2007.
B.E. in Electronics and Communication
(University of Mysore, India)
Ph.D. in Electrical (Biomedical) Engineering (Indian Institute of
Science, Bangalore, India)
P.Eng., Province of Alberta, Canada
Fellow, IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Fellow, EIC: Engineering Institute of Canada
Fellow, AIMBE: American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Fellow, SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering
Fellow, SIIM: Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
Fellow, CMBES: Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society
- Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of
Dr. Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
(Adjunct Professor of Surgery and Radiology)
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