Dr. Mukul V. Shirvaikar

Individual Member | Professor at Univ of Texas at Tyler
Shirvaikar, Mukul V.
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SPIE Membership: 9.1 years
SPIE Awards: 2020 SPIE Community Champion | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Area of Expertise: Real Time Systems, Neural Networks, Engineering Education, Image and Signal Processing, Robotics and Computer Vision, System-on-a-Chip Design
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Dr. Mukul V. Shirvaikar earned the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1993, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine in 1988 and his B. Tech. (BSEE equivalent) in Electrical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University, India in 1986. His research interests are in the areas of real time image processing and engineering education, specifically recruitment and retention of electrical engineering students. Dr. Shirvaikar joined the University of Texas at Tyler in 2003 and has published over 30 refereed papers and was awarded several grants totaling over $1,000,000. Dr. Shirvaikar serves as an Associate Editor of the international Journal of Real Time Image Processing and is a member of the Technical Committee for the SPIE International Conference on Real Time Image and Video Processing. Dr. Shirvaikar has significant industrial experience, specializing in real time embedded imaging systems development including network cameras, digital still cameras and hard disk recorders for consumer electronics and security applications and high-speed automated visual inspection systems for semiconductors and the container industry. All of these products are currently in operation throughout the world.

Dr. Shirvaikar served as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2007 to 2013, when he returned to his academic duties. During his tenure the department had a successful ABET accreditation review, recruited two new faculty members with $665,000 in startup funding, maintained research funding of over $1 million per year, and doubled graduate student enrollment. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing an electrical engineering freshman experience course that led to the successful engagement and retention of students. In 2011, he was nominated to be a Member of the Tuning Oversight Council for Engineering in Texas by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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