Thomas J. Hebert
Dr. Thomas J. Hebert
Associate Professor
N 308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX 77204-4005
Phone: 713-743-4448 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: thebert [at] uh [dot] edu


BS Electrical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MS Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, California
PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, California

Professional Experience: 

A fellow of the American Electronic Association at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, 1984-1988
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Houston, 1989-1995
Promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Houston, 1995-Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas, 1994-2000

Awards & Honors: 

UH College Research Excellence Award, 1996

Research Interests: 

Image processing: Image restoration, object motion estimation, Bayesian approaches to edge detection; morphological-based object recognition, numerical algorithms for image restoration, a priori image models, video image processing. Medical imaging: Gated cardiac imaging, segmentation and analysis of time-varying 3-D medical images, 3-D Bayesian image reconstruction, iterative algorithms for medical image reconstruction, image processing in the Radon transform space. Statistical inference: Statistical methods for selecting the parameters of a prior distribution, statistical methods for determining imaging system response.

Selected Publications: 

F. Romero-Borja, K. Venkateswaran, A.J. Roorda, and T.J. Hebert, "Optical Slicing of Human Retinal Tissue in vivo with the Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope," Applied Optics, Vol. 44, pp. 4032-4040, July 2005.

T.J. Hebert, J. Africano, E.G. Stansbery; "Automated Detection of Orbital Debris in digital video from a Telescope;" Acta Astronautica, v 54, issue 6, pp 455-461, 2004.

A Roorda, F Romero-Borja, WJ Donnelly III, H Queener, T.J. Hebert, and MCW Campbell. "Adaptive Optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope;" Optics Express, Vol. 10, no. 9, pp 405-413, May 2002.

J.F. Pawlowski, T.J. Hebert, R.L. Hawkes, M.J. Matney, E.G. Stansbery; "Flux of very faint Leonid meteors observed with a 3 meter liquid mirror telescope intensified charge coupled device system;" Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 36, pp 1467-1477, 2001.

T.J. Hebert, J. Africano, E. Stansbery, M. Matney, D. Hall, J. Pawlowski, T. Hanada, P. Anz-Meador, K. Jarvis, N. Hartsough, M. Mulrooney; "Optical observations of the orbital debris environment at NASA", Advances in Space Research, v 28, issue 29, pp 1283-1290, Nov 2001.

J.F. Pawlowski, T.J. Hebert: "The Leonid Meteors and Space Shuttle Risk Assessment", Earth, Moon, and Planets, vol 82, pp 249-256, 2000.

T.J. Hebert, K. Lu; "Expectation maximization algorithms, null spaces, and MAP image restoration;'' IEEE Transactions on Image Processing; v 4, no 8, 1084-1095, Aug 1995.

T.J. Hebert, S.S. Gopal, P. Murphy; "A fully automated optimization algorithm for determining patient contours from photo-peak projection data;'' IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging; v 14, no. 1, 122-137, March 1995.

T.J. Hebert, RM Leahy; "Statistic-based MAP image restoration from Poisson data using Gibbs priors;'' IEEE Trans on Signal Processing, v 40, no. 9, pp 2290-2303, Sept 1992.