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UI's Reinhardt Wins Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Joseph Reinhardt, assistant professor of biomedical
engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been
named the recipient of the 1997-98 Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Teaching Award is especially noteworthy because it is based upon
classroom teaching performance, as judged by students in the classes he
Reinhardt, who came to the University in 1994 as an adjunct assistant
professor of radiology in the UI College of Medicine, joined the College
of Engineering faculty in August 1997. He currently teaches biomedical
engineering students in the areas of his expertise, including the fields
of one- and two-dimensional systems and signal processing, including image
processing. His research interests include many aspects of image processing
and medical imaging -- ranging from low-level image processing and segmentation
to functional image and mechanical analysis -- as well as analysis of structures
within the human lung.
His professional experience, prior to joining the UI faculty, includes
systems engineering for Raytheon Co. He earned his bachelor's degree from
Carnegie Mellon University in 1985, his master's degree from Northeastern
University in 1988 and his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University,
all in electrical engineering.