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Arie Kaufman

Computer Science 
Stony Brook University, Computer Science 

Arie Kaufman is a Distinguished Professor of the Computer Science, Director of the Center of Visual Computing (CVC), Chief Scientist of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), and Site Director of the NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) at Stony Brook University. He served as Chairman of the Computer Science Department 1999-2017. He has been conducting research for 40 years in visualization, computer graphics, virtual-reality, medical imaging and their applications, has published more than 300 refereed papers, books, and chapters, has delivered more than 20 invited keynote/plenary talks, has been awarded/filed more than 100 patents, and has been a principal/co-principal investigator on more than 100 research grants. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, was elected to the European Academy of Sciences, a recipient of the IEEE Visualization Career Award (2005), and was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame (2013), as well as the recipient of numerous other awards. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 1995-1998. He has been the co-founder/papers co-chair of IEEE Visualization Conferences; Volume Graphics Workshops, Eurographics/SIGGRAPH Graphics Hardware Workshops, and ACM Volume Visualization Symposia. He previously chaired and is currently a director of IEEE CS Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Ben-Gurion University, Israel, in 1977.

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