Ernest Stokely (bio)

Experienced in academic leadership and biomedical engineering research

Contact:Prof. Ernest Stokely
Mailing Address: 3221 Carlisle Road, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America 35213
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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fields of Interest:

Science / Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging, Academics

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • faculty career development
  • proposal preparation
  • history of medical and molecular imaging

Recent Engagements:

  • UAB internal speaker - molecular imaging UAB workshop - proposal preparation and career development
Length of presentation:adjustable to needs of client
Travels From:Birmingham, AL
Travel Limits:none
Target Audience:Any
AV Requirements:video projector for laptop computer


Ernest M. Stokely received the B.S. degree from Mississippi State in 1959, and the M.S.E.E. degree in 1968 from Southern Methodist University. He gained 10 years of industrial experience with Texas Instruments Inc. (1959-1969) where he was a Member of the Technical Staff. From 1969 to 1972 he was a Special Research Fellow for the NIH-NIGMS at Southern Methodist University where he completed the Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering in 1972. He then joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of Radiology, where he established the Radiology Imaging Center, a medical image processing unit in the Department of Radiology. He was a charter member of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program jointly administered with the University of Texas at Arlington, and served as co-chairman of the Joint BME Graduate Program from 1974 to 1984. During a sabbatical leave in 1977 to the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, he did the principal design work on a brain blood flow emission tomograph which subsequently became a commercial product. From 1988-1990 he was associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1990 he joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. He served as Associate Dean for Research for the School of Engineering at UAB from 1996 to 2002, and interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering 2001-2002. His honors include Eta Kappa Nu, Upsilon Phi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Beta Delta. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers. He has published over 140 articles in journals and conference proceedings, and is a member of IEEE, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the Society for Photo-optical Engineers. Current he is Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean Emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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