Alfred Hero -Short Biosketch 3
Alfred O. Hero
III received the B.S. (summa cum laude)
from Boston University (1980) and
the Ph.D from Princeton
University (1984), both in Electrical Engineering. Since 1984 he has been with
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is the John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor
of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the
R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering. He is also the Co-Director of the University's
Michigan Institute for
Data Science (MIDAS) . His primary appointment is in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science and he also has appointments, by courtesy, in the
Department of Biomedical
Engineering and the Department of Statistics. From 2008-2013 he
held the Digiteo Chaire d'Excellence at the Ecole Superieure d'Electricite,
Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
and several of his research articles have received best paper awards.
Alfred Hero was awarded the University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty
Achievement Award (2011) and the Stephen S. Attwood Excellence in Engineering Award (2017).
He received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award (1998), the IEEE Third Millenium
Medal (2000), and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award (2014).
In 2015 he received the Society Award, which is the highest career award bestowed by
the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Alfred Hero was President of the IEEE Signal Processing
Society (2006-2008) and was on the Board of Directors of the IEEE
(2009-2011) where he served as Director of Division IX (Signals and
Applications). He served on the IEEE TAB Nominations and Appointments
Committee (2012-2014). Alfred Hero is currently a member of the Big Data Special Interest Group (SIG)
of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Since 2011 he has been a member of the Committee on Applied and
Theoretical Statistics (CATS) of the US National Academies of Science, which he now chairs.
Alfred Hero's recent research interests are in high dimensional spatio-temporal data, multi-modal data integration, statistical signal processing, and machine learning. Of particular interest are applications to social networks, network security and forensics, computer vision, and personalized health.
Prof. Alfred O. Hero
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Michigan
1301 Beal Avenue
Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Tel. (313) 763-0564
FAX: (313) 763-8041