Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou

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Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou
Born (1942-03-22)March 22, 1942
Athens, Greece
Died September 24, 2012(2012-09-24) (aged 70)
New Jersey, USA
Alma mater University of Athens, B.S.
Syracuse University, M.S. and Ph.D.
Spouse George S. Tzanakos (1940–2013)

Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou (March 22, 1942 – September 24, 2012) was a professor of biomedical engineering and the Director of Computational Intelligence Laboratories at Rutgers University.[1][2] Dr. Micheli-Tzanakou was also a Founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Fellow of the New Jersey Academy of Medicine. Dr. Micheli-Tzanakou's areas of interest included neural networks, information processing in the brain, image and signal processing applied to biomedicine, telemedicine, mammography, hearing aids and electronic equivalents of neurons.[3] Dr. Micheli-Tzanakou received international attention in 1974 when she established the first Brain to Computer Interface (BCI) using her algorithm ALOPEX. This method was used in the study of Parkinson's disease. The ALOPEX algorithm has also been applied toward signal processing, image processing, and pattern recognition.[4] Dr. Micheli-Tzanakou died on September 24, 2012, after a long fight with cancer.[2]

Books[edit]

  • Deutsch, Sid; Micheli-Tzanakou, Evangelia (1987). Neuroelectric Systems. New York University Press. ISBN 9780814717820. OCLC 14818280. 
  • Micheli-Tzanakou, Evangelia (January 2000). Supervised and Unsupervised Pattern Recognition: Feature Extraction in Computational Intelligence. CRC Press. ISBN 9780849322785. OCLC 42080284. [5]

Awards[edit]

  • Meritorious Achievement Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010. Micheli-Tzanakou's citation reads “for vision and leadership in establishing the IEEE Biometrics Certification Program.”[6]
  • Meritorious Service Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - CIS, 2006.
  • New Jersey Women of Achievement Award, 1995. "For the application of neural networks to engineering in medicine and biology".
  • Achievement Award of the Society of Women Engineers, 1992
  • Outstanding Advisor Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1985.[3]

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Elizabeth H. (2007). "Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou". Encyclopedia of World Scientists. Infobase Publishing. p. 513. ISBN 9781438118826. 
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Evangelia "Litsa" Micheli-Tzanakou". New Jersey Star-Ledger. September 27, 2012.  Micheli-Tzanakou's obituary.
  3. ^ a b Rutgers: Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics- Faculty Profile[dead link]
  4. ^ "Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Archived from the original on 2008-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou". Archived from the original on 2012-02-10.  Micheli-Tzanakou's research webpage.
  6. ^ Kowalenko, Kathy (January 6, 2011). "IEEE Educational Activities Board Honors Leaders". The Institute. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "IEEE INNOVATORS". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 2000. Archived from the original on 2000-08-30.  Tzanakou was honored in 2000 by this listing as an "Innovator" on the IEEE homepage.
  • "IEEE History Center: Women's History Month". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17.  Each year in March, the IEEE honors several women members; Micheli-Tzanakous was one of five selected in 2004.