Hall of Fame 2017

Hairong Qi

Hairong Qi received the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1999. She studied under Dr. Wesley E. Snyder while at NC State. She is currently the Gonzalez Family Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests are in advanced imaging and collaborative processing, hyperspectral image analysis, computer vision and machine learning. Dr. Qi's research is supported by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, IARPA, Office of Naval Research, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, etc.

Dr. Qi is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. She also received the Best Paper Awards at the 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR’06), the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC’09), and IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensor (WHISPERS’15). She is awarded the Highest Impact Paper from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in 2012. Dr. Qi has published over 200 technical papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings, including two co-authored books with Dr. Wesley Snyder in Computer Vision. She has graduated 18 Ph.D. and 23 MS students since 1999.