Vishal Patel chosen for the A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award at Rutgers

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Prof. Vishal Patel

Dr. Vishal Patel, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, has been selected for the A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award.

Walter Tyson, a 1952 alumnus of the Rutgers School of Engineering, established the fund, which is used to recruit talented junior faculty. Funds made available through the generosity of the Tyson Family are used to offset the School's investments in talented young faculty. With this award, funds will be used toward the School responsibilities that were made toward Professor Patel's start-up package.

Vishal was a research faculty member at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2010 under the direction of Rama Chellappa. He received the B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (with honors) and the M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He was a recipient of the 2016 ONR Young Investigator Award and the 2010 ORAU Post-Doctoral Fellowship.  His research interests include signal processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition with applications in biometrics and imaging.

“The training I received at UMD was exceptional,” said Patel.  “I am grateful to the opportunities that UMD and Prof. Chellappa gave me as a research scientist.”

Rutgers School of Engineering will publicly recognize Vishal for his award on September 22, 2016.

Congratulations, Vishal!

Published September 2, 2016