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October 14, 2013

Bouman receives Showalter Professorship

Charles Bouman has been appointed the Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. 

Bouman, formerly the Michael J. and Katherine R. Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is co-director of the University's magnetic resonance imaging facility at Purdue Research Park. His research focuses on the use of statistical image models, multiscale techniques and fast algorithms in applications including tomographic reconstruction, medical imaging, and document rendering and acquisition.

He is a fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Society of Photographic and Instrumentation Engineers.

Bouman received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, his master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982 and his doctorate from Princeton University in 1989. He was a staff member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory in 1982-85 and joined the Purdue faculty in 1989.

Since, 1973, Purdue has received funding from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund to promote scientific research in the sciences. Now, in its 40th year, the Showalter Program has expanded support for a second Showalter Professorship at Purdue.

In 1974, Leslie A. Geddes became Purdue's first Showalter Professor. In 2006, Kinam Park was appointed the Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, a title he continues to hold.