2011 Board of Governors
Dr. Tanimoto currently serves as Professor of Computer Science and Engineering . He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering. He received the A.B. degree from Harvard in 1971 and the Ph.D. from Princeton in 1975. He joined the University of Washington faculty in 1977 after two years teaching at the University of Connecticut. In 1982-83 he was a Visiting Professor at the Institut de Programmation, University of Paris-VI in France and a visiting scholar at Linkoping University, Sweden. Since 1981 he has also served as an adjunct member of the Department of Electrical Engineering. In 1989-90 he was a Visiting Scientist at Kobe University (Japan), Thinking Machines Corporation (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Linkoping University, Sweden. In June of 1989 and again in June of 1992 he was a visiting scientist at the Institut de Research et d'Enseignement Superieur Aux Techniques de l'Electronique (IRESTE) of the University of Nantes, France.
He has written or coauthored over 100 papers, co-edited the book ``Structured Computer Vision''; he is the author of a textbook entitled ``The Elements of Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction Using LISP'' published in 1987 (with Common Lisp editions in 1990 and 1995) and its accompanying software.
Tanimoto organized the 1992 IEEE Computer Society International Workshop on Visual Languages, held in Seattle, and he served as General Chair for the 1993 meeting in Bergen, Norway. He also served as program chair for the 1994 International Conference on Pattern Recognition Subconference on Parallel Computation and as the co-program chair for the 1994 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He has served on the program committees for numerous conferences on image processing and pattern recognition and was general chairman of the IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Computer Architecture for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence in 1987. He served on the steering committee for the IEEE Symposia on Visual Languages, and was its chair during 1995-96 and again in 2006-2007. In 2000, he served as Co-General Chair for the symposium (VL 2000), which was held in Seattle from September 10 to 13. He's a member of the program committee for the 2007 version of the conference, also. He has served on the editorial boards for the journals ``Pattern Recognition'', ``Journal of Visual Languages and Computing'', and ``CVGIP: Image Understanding''. He served as the editor-in-chief of ``IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence'' from 1986 to 1990. In addition to these research-related activities, Tanimoto served as Chair of the College of Engineering Educational Policy Committee 1991-92, as Vice Chair of College Council 1992-93 and as its Chair in 1993-94. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1995 and a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition in 2000. He currently serves on the Publications Board of the IEEE Computer Society and is concerned with issues of online and open-access publication.
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