Gabor T. Herman earned a B.S. and an M.S. in mathematics from the University of London, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of London. He is a pioneer in the field of computerized tomography (an important medical diagnostic procedure) and the author of several books and well over one hundred articles including several classic works in their fields.
Herman is recognized internationally for his major contributions to image processing and its medical applications. He was the leader of successful medical image-processing groups at SUNY Buffalo and at the University of Pennsylvania and has garnered multiple millions of dollars in research funding. His currents interests include image processing in biological 3D electron microscopy and in X-ray crystallography of materials, as well as various aspects of discrete tomography. A highly accomplished scientist of international distinction, he has been awarded honorary degrees from the universities of Haifa in Israel, Szeged in Hungary, and Linkoping in Sweden. Before joining the Graduate Center doctoral faculty, he was Hewlett Packard Visiting Research Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, University of California–Berkeley. For current information, see his website