Prof. Jeffrey J. Rodríguez
Director, Signal and Image Laboratory
Email : jrod (at) ece (dot) arizona (dot) edu
He is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a faculty member in
Biomedical Engineering Interdisciplinary Program at
The University of Arizona. In addition, he is Director of
Image Analysis for Cancer Imaging
Shared Services at the Arizona Cancer Center.
Recently, he served as Co-Director of Connection One, a National
Science Foundation multi-university research center on communication
circuits and systems.
He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from
The University of Texas at Austin in 1984, a M.S in Electrical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in 1986 and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from
The University of Texas at Austin in 1990.
Current research involves signal/image/video processing and analysis, combined
with pattern recognition techniques, to develop novel solutions to
interdisciplinary problems in biology, medicine, homeland security, and consumer
electronics. Recent projects include non-rigid registration and tracking in
cardiac magnetic resonance images, segmentation and classification of sub-cellular
structures in three-dimensional confocal microscopic images for analyzing
cytogenetic abnormalities, segmentation of cancerous lesions in magnetic
resonance images, cross-modality registration of medical images, segmentation
of internal hemoglobin in electron microscope images, and content-adaptive
improved error concealment methods for video communication.
He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE) and is currently a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Image, Video,
and Multidimensional Signal Processing. In addition, he has served as Associate
Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Image Processing. He served as General Chair of the
2007 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP), Vice Chair of the 2004 Southwest
Symp. on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI), and has served on numerous
other conference organizing committees and IEEE committees. Among the honors and
awards he has received are the Andersen Consulting Outstanding Faculty Award, the
IEEE/HKN Outstanding Teaching Award, and a Best Paper award as co-author at the
2010 SPIE Medical Imaging conference.