Outstanding Faculty Award

Jiebo Luo honored with 2024 Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Faculty Award

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Jiebo Luo

Jiebo Luo, the Albert Arendt Hopeman Professor of Engineering, is the 2024 recipient of major awards from both the Hajim School and the University for his outstanding contributions as a scholar, researcher, and educator. Luo was awarded the 2024 Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Faculty Award and the William H. Riker University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

Luo is a professor of computer science, is affiliated with the Goergen Institute for Data Science, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research spans areas including signal and image processing, computer vision, natural language processing, machine learning, data mining, multimedia, computational social science, and digital health. He joined the University of Rochester faculty in 2011 following a prolific 15-year stint at Kodak Research.

The Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service. The Riker Award recognizes a faculty member who has excelled in graduate instruction, particularly in the University’s doctoral programs.

“It is hard to imagine anyone contributing and accomplishing more than Jiebo has with only 24 hours in each day,” says Michael Scott, the Arthur Gould Yates Professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science. “He is a brilliant and tireless scholar, a gifted teacher and mentor, a dedicated servant to both the department and the wider community, and a thoughtful and conscientious colleague.”

As a mentor, Luo has been the primary advisor to 22 doctoral students, helped supervise the dissertations and theses of 24 others, and mentored 60 master’s students and 17 visiting scholars.

Some of the Department of Computer Science’s most popular courses were designed by Luo, including Machine Vision, Data Mining, Data-Enabled Research on Cognition, and Advanced Machine Vision. He tasks students with hands-on final projects to provide them opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world research problems.

Luo has been elected to Academia Europaea and to fellow status in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

He is the author of six books, nine book chapters, nearly 200 journal articles, and over 400 refereed conference publications, and holds more than 90 US patents.

In the computer science professional community, Luo has served as general chair or co-chair of numerous symposia, conferences, and workshops for organizations such as SPIE, ACM, and IEEE. He served as Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and as Deputy Editor for BME Frontiers, a Science partner journal.