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HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Appointment, The highest rank and honor bestowed on University of Connecticut faculty, 2004-

  2. Editorial Board Member, Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Journal (ranked number 1 among all electrical and electronics engineering journals), January 2007-

  3. Advisory Board of the IEEE Photonics Journal, 2013-

  4. The paper [Hong Hua and Bahram Javidi, “A 3D integral imaging optical see-through head-mounted display,” Journal of Optics Express, 22, issue 11, pp 13484-13491, June 2, 2014] was showcased on the cover of Optics Infobase WEB Site under the heading “New goggle-like device may lead to 3-D augmented reality technology that minimizes visual fatigue”].

  5. Research Excellence Award, The American Association for University Professors (AAUP), 2012

  6. Elected Member of the Board of Directors of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 2008-2011.

  7. Selected in 2003 as one of the nation’s top 160 engineers between the ages of 30-45 by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to be an invited speaker at The Frontiers of Engineering Conference. Member, Frontiers of Engineering Alumni, National Academy Of Engineering (NAE), 2003-

  8. Invited Delegate, Global Grand Challenges Summit, organized by The National Academy of Engineering, The Royal Academy of engineering, and The Chinese Academy of Engineering, London, England, March 2013.

  9. The paper entitled, “Multispectral integral imaging acquisition and processing using a monochrome camera and a liquid crystal tunable filter,” published by the Journal of Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 25960-25969, 5 November 2012 was nominated by the editors and selected by The Optical Society of America among all its six major technical divisions to be showcased in Spotlight on Optics, November 2012.

  10. The paper entitled, “Tracking of Multiple objects in Unknown Background using Bayesian Estimation in 3D Space,” published by the Journal of Optical Society of America A, [Vol. 28, No. 9, pp 1935-1940, September 2011] was nominated by the editors and selected by The Optical Society of America among all its six major technical divisions to be showcased in Spotlight on Optics, February 2012.

  11. Selected by The Optical Society of America to be on the Journal of Applied Optics 50 Most Published Authors List, 2012

  12. Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Research Excellence Award, University of Connecticut, 2011

  13. Co recipient, Best Paper Award presented at Information Optics Workshop, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society, European Optical Society, Benicassim, Spain, June 2011.

  14. The George Washington University’s Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award, University’s highest honor for its alumni in all disciplines, 2010

  15. Founding Editorial Board, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)/Optical Society of America Journal of Display Technology, 2004-2010

  16. Co recipient, Best Paper Award presented at Information Optics and Photonics Workshop, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society, Helsinki, Finland, July 2010.

  17. Fellow, European Optical Society, 2010.

  18. Co recipient, Best Paper Award presented at the 3D imaging, Visualization, and Display conference, The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Defense and Security Symposium 2010, Orlando, Florida.

  19. Co recipient, Best Paper Award presented at the Workshop on Information Optics and Photonics 2009, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society, European Optical Society, Institute of Physics, Paris, France, July 2009.

  20. John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award, 2008

  21. Humboldt Research Award (Humboldt Prize) for senior international scientists presented by The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2007.

  22. 2008 Donald G. Fink Paper Prize, awarded by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) among all (over 150) IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Magazines.

  23. Best paper award, Information Optics Workshop 2008, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society, Optical Society of America (OSA), The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), and CNRS, June 2008, Annecy, France.

  24. Technology Achievement Award from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) in 2008.

  25. Lockheed Martin Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) Best Paper Award, 2008.

  26. Best paper award, Information Optics Workshop 2007, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) LEOS, The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Iceland Chapter, and University of Iceland, June 2007, Iceland.

  27. Optical Society of America (OSA) Travelling Lecturer, [frequently since 2008]

  28. The International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE Visiting Lecturer, [frequently since 2008]

  29. Distinguished Lecturer, Northwestern University, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, 2007

  30. Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Wave Technologies, The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 2005

  31. Best Journal Paper Award, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Vehicular Technology Systems, 2006

  32. Fellow, Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), 2007-

  33. Fellow, The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), 2006-

  34. Fellow, Institute of Physics (IoP), 2006-

  35. Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2006-

  36. Fellow, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1998-

  37. Fellow, Optical Society Of America, 1996-

  38. Fellow, The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 1993-

  39. Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology Systems, 2006

  40. Member, Connecticut Academy Of Science And Engineering (CASE), 2004-

  41. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Lasers and Electro-optics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2004-2005

  42. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Lasers and Electro-optics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2003-2004

  43. School of Engineering Distinguished Professor Award, University of Connecticut 2002-2005

  44. Best Journal Paper Award, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2002-2003

  45. University of Connecticut Alumni Association Research Excellence Award, 2002

  46. University of Connecticut Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award, 2002

  47. Connecticut Innovation Inc. (CII) Inventor Award, second place winner, 2001

  48. Excellence in Research Award, University of Connecticut, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, September 2000 (First Recipient)

  49. Invited presentation, United States Congress, sponsored by National Science Foundation, American Institute Of Physics, and Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), 1997

  50. Eastman Kodak Company, Distinguished Lecturer, Weissberger-Williams Lecture Series, Rochester, New York, October 1996.

  51. Provost’s Economic Development Research Award, University of Connecticut, 1995

  52. National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1990

  53. The Engineering Foundation and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Faculty Initiation Award, September 1987