Faculty promotion for Vivienne Sze

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The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science announced the promotion of Vivienne Sze to Associate Professor without Tenure on February 7, 2017. The promotions are effective July 1.

Vivienne Sze, Associate Professor without Tenure
Prof. Sze's efforts focus on algorithms, circuits and systems for video coding, computer vision and machine learning - applications which are becoming extremely important to our information infrastructure. Vivienne develops new techniques that bridge algorithms and hardware design for these applications, enabling designs optimized across multiple layers of abstraction for greatly improved performance. Examples of her groundbreaking work include customized accelerators that provide substantial power reduction in computer vision and deep learning applications and new video coding algorithms that provide order-of-magnitude throughput improvements. She is widely recognized for her leading work in these areas, and has received many awards, including the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 3M Corporation Non-Tenured Faculty Award and the AFOSR Young Investigator Award. Vivienne co-edited the book High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC): Algorithms and Architectures. Her curricular contributions include the introduction of valuable new material into classes including 6.344, Digital Image Processing, and 6.374, Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits.

We offer our sincere congratulations to Prof. Sze!

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