self-contained?and heavily illustrated?this introduction to basic
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segmentation, image description, and the fundamentals of object
recognition. It focuses on material that is fundamental and has a
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Rafael C. Gonzalez
- Digital Image Fundamentals.
- Image Enhancement in the Spatial Domain.
- Image Enhancement in the Frequency Domain.
- Image Restoration.
- Color Image Processing.
- Wavelets and Multiresolution Processing.
- Image Compression.
- Morphological Image Processing.
- Image Segmentation.
- Representation and Description.
- Object Recognition
received the B.S.E.E. degree from the
University of Miami in 1965 and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in
electrical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville,
in 1967 and 1970, respectively. He joined the Electrical and
Computer Engineering Department at University of Tennessee,
Knoxville (UTK) in 1970, where he became Associate Professor in
1973, Professor in 1978, and Distinguished Service Professor in
1984. He served as Chairman of the department from 1994 through
1997. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at UTK. Gonzalez is the
founder of the Image & Pattern Analysis Laboratory and the
Robotics & Computer Vision Laboratory at the University of
Tennessee. He also founded Perceptics Corporation in 1982 and was
its president until 1992. The last three years of this period were
spent under a full-time employment contract with Westinghouse
Corporation, who acquired the company in 1989. Under his direction,
Perceptics became highly successful in image processing, computer
vision, and laser disk storage technology. In its initial ten
years, Perceptics introduced a series of innovative products,
including: The world's first commercially-available computer vision
system for automatically reading the license plate on moving
vehicles; a series of large-scale image processing and archiving
systems used by the U.S. Navy at six different manufacturing sites
throughout the country to inspect the rocket motors of missiles in
the Trident II Submarine Program; the market leading family of
imaging boards for advanced Macintosh computers; and a line of
trillion-byte laser disk products. He is a frequent consultant to
industry and government in the areas of pattern recognition, image
processing, and machine learning. His academic honors for work in
these fields include the 1977 UTK College of Engineering Faculty
Achievement Award; the 1978 UTK Chancellor's Research Scholar
Award; the 1980 Magnavox Engineering Professor Award; and the 1980
M.E. Brooks Distinguished Professor Award. In 1981 he became an IBM
Professor at the University of Tennessee and in 1984 he was named a
Distinguished Service Professor there. He was awarded a
Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Miami in 1985, the
Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award in 1986, and the University of
Tennessee's Nathan W. Dougherty Award for Excellence in Engineering
in 1992. Honors for industrial accomplishment include the 1987 IEEE
Outstanding Engineer Award for Commercial Development in Tennessee;
the 1988 Albert Rose Nat'l Award for Excellence in Commercial Image
Processing; the 1989 B. Otto Wheeley Award for Excellence in
Technology Transfer; the 1989 Coopers and Lybrand Entrepreneur of
the Year Award; the 1992 IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award;
and the 1993 Automated Imaging Association National Award for
Technology Development. Gonzalez is author or co-author of over 100
technical articles, two edited books, and four textbooks in the
fields of pattern recognition, image processing and robotics. His
books are used in over 500 universities and research institutions
throughout the world. He is listed in the prestigious Marquis Who's
Who in America, Marquis Who's Who in Engineering, Marquis Who's Who
in the World, and in 10 other national and international
biographical citations. He ii the co-holder of two U.S. Patents,
and has been an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on
Systems, Man and Cybernetics, and the International Journal of
Computer and Information Sciences. He is a member of numerous
professional and honorary societies, including Tau Beta Pi, Phi
Kappa Phi, Eta Kapp Nu, and Sigma Xi. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Richard E. Woods
earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
His professional experiences range from entrepreneurial to the more
traditional academic, consulting; governmental, and industrial
pursuits. Most recently, he founded MedData Interactive, a high
technology company specializing in the development of hand-held
computer systems for medical applications. He was also a founder
and Vice President of Perceptics Corporation, where he was
responsible for the development of many of the company's
quantitative image analysis and autonomous decision making
products. Prior to Perceptics and MedData, Dr. Woods was an
Assistant Professor off Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
at the University of Tennessee: and prior to that, a computer
applications engineer at Union Carbide Corporation. As a
consultant, he has been involved in the development of a number of
special-purpose digital processors for a variety of space and
military agencies, including NASA, the Ballistic Missile Systems
Command, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Woods has
published numerous articles related to digital signal processing
and is a member of several professional societies, including Tau
Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and the IEEE. In 1986, he was recognized as
a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of the University of Tennessee.