Allen Tannenbaum

Birmingham , AL

Internationally renowned scholar and professor Allen Tannenbaum has been a pioneer in the field of applied mathematics since launching his career more than 35 years ago. A native of New York City, Dr. Allen Tannenbaum completed a B.A. in Mathematics at Columbia University in 1973. He then went on to pursue doctoral studies at Harvard University, earning his Mathematics Ph.D. in 1976 while working as a research assistant in Harvard's Department of Mathematics.

After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Tannenbaum spent several years teaching and researching overseas. He worked as an Assistant Professor and later Senior Scientist in the Department of Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and also held research posts in France and Switzerland. From 1984 to 1986, Dr. Tannenbaum was an Associate Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.

Returning to the United States in 1986, Allen Tannenbaum joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an association that lasted until 2002. During this time, Dr. Tannenbaum continued to teach in Israel, spending several years as a Professor at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, and passed a two-year term as Julian Hightower Professor in the Departments of Electrical/Computer and Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he directed the MINERVA Lab for Medical Imaging.

Dr. Allen Tannenbaum is currently the Goodrich Professor at the Comprehensive Cancer Institute and the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he additionally serves as ECE Interim Departmental Chairperson. He also holds ongoing Adjunct Professor posts in the Department of Radiology at Emory Medical School, and in the School of Mathematics and the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Tannenbaum has authored, co-authored, edited or contributed to over 450 research papers and several books, including the widely-used graduate textbook Feedback Control Theory, and holds four patents for medical imaging and computer vision. He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow, and his numerous awards include the Kennedy Research Prize and the George Taylor Research Award.