Dr. Leonard A. Ferrari
- UC Professor Emeritus
- Research Professor, CSE, UCSC
- Computer Science and Engineering
- 831-459-1640 (Office)
- 831-201-9121 (Cell)
- Engineering 2, Room 543A
- Dr. Ferrari left industry in 1975, after nearly 11 years, having produced ~30 technical patents, to pursue a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) at UC Irvine (UCI). After completing a PhD degree, Dr. Ferrari was retained by UCI as a faculty member and was promoted to Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Radiological Sciences and Computer Science. He was awarded the SOE's Outstanding Research Award for 1989-90. As a university professor, he enjoyed a successful career in both the engineering sciences and academic administration that spanned some 40 years at three outstanding U.S. universities: University of California, Irvine (UCI); Virginia Tech, Blacksburg (VT); and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey (NPS). Dr. Ferrari innovated solutions to many challenging technical problems in the fields of electrical & computer engineering, medical diagnostics and applied mathematics. He published ~100 articles in refereed journals and conferences before moving into full time academic administration. He served as Chair of UCI's ECE Dept. and the UCI SOE's Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. At Virginia Tech he served as Dept Head of ECE and then Vice Provost of Special Initiatives and as a Special Assistant to Virginia Governor, Mark Warner. At NPS he served as Dean of Research for three years and Provost from 2005-2012. In 2013 he was assigned to the Office of Naval Research-Global's London Office for three years as an Associate Director for Information Technology Systems. He also served as the US Representative on the Nato Information Systems Technical Panel. Dr. Ferrari received the IEEE Fellow Award during his academic career for contributions to Research and Education in Electrical & Computer Engineering. In 2012, he was awarded the Congressionally recognized Ellis Island Medal of Honor for contributions to U.S. education and research.
- Signal Processing
- Data Compression
- Computer Graphics
- Image Processing
- Medical Imaging
- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1980, UC Irvine
- M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1967, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1963, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
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