2014-15 Teacher / Scholar of the Year: Jose Principe

Jose C. Principe joined the UF faculty in 1987 after an eight year appointment as Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.  Dr. Principe holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Porto (Bachelor), Portugal, University of Florida (Master and Ph.D.), USA and several Honoris Causa degrees from Italian, Finnish, Brazilian and Colombian Universities.  Dr Principe interests lie in nonlinear non-Gaussian optimal signal processing and modeling and in biomedical engineering.  He created in 1991 the Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory to synergistically focus the research in biological information processing models.  

Principe recently received the Neural Network Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, the Gabor Award from the International Neural Network Society, and the Career Achievement Award from the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Society for his contributions.  Dr. Principe is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the AIMBE, Fellow of the IAMBE, past President of the International Neural Network Society, and Past Editor in Chief of the Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, as well as a former member of the Advisory Science Board of the FDA.  He holds 20 patents and has submitted seven more.  Dr. Principe was supervisory committee chair of 81 Ph.D. and 65 Master students, and is author of more than 700 refereed publications.