The Rutgers University Board of Governors has appointed Dimitris Metaxas, internationally recognized for his extensive and seminal contributions to the research areas of computer vision, medical image analysis, and graphics, including novel contributions to deep machine learning, a Board of Governors Professor of Computer Science.

Dimitri Metaxas Headshot

The designation celebrates the most decorated academic scholars at the university.

A Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science since 2007, Metaxas is Director of the Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics at Rutgers and founded the university’s Center for Computational Biomedicine, Imaging and Modeling in 2002 – which has garnered over $80 million of research funding – for over 20 years.

Metaxas has authored or co-authored more than 700 publications. His research has received numerous awards, and he has mentored an enormous number of postdoctoral researchers - including over 67 Ph.D. students - during his tenure. He was chair of the department from 2013-17.

Elected Fellow to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Metaxas has provided leadership to several editorial boards and earned and invitation from the White House to participate on the “Data Science 2030” committee.

Metaxas received his doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Toronto, Canada, his master of science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his diploma in electrical engineering and computer science from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He served for over 10 years as professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania before his arrival in New Brunswick.