Jose Principe wins the University of Florida's most prestigious and oldest faculty award. Each year this award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates distinguished achievement in both teaching and scholarly activity (manifested by scholarly research, creative writing, original works of art, etc.) and visibility within and beyond the university.Jose C. Principe is Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he teaches advanced signal processing and machine learning. He is BellSouth Professor and Founding Director of the University of Florida Computational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory (CNEL). His research interests are centered in advanced signal processing and machine learning, Brain Machine Interfaces and the modeling and applications of cognitive systems. He has authored 6 books and more than 250 publications in refereed journals and book chapters, and over 480 conference papers. He is also named in 20 patents, and 12 more disclosures. He has directed 81 Ph.D. dissertations and 67 Master’s theses.


Dr. Principe is a Fellow of the IEEE, ABME, AIBME, and INNS. He is the Past-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, past Chair of the Technical Committee on Neural Networks of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and Past-President of the International Neural Network Society (INNS). He is also a former Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the FDA. He received the Gabor Award from the INNS, and the highest honor from two IEEE Societies: the IEEE Career Award from the Eng. in Med. and Biology Society, and the IEEE Neural Network Pioneer Award from the Computational Intelligence Society. He holds Honorary Doctor Degrees from the U. of Reggio Calabria Italy, U. of S. Luis Maranhao, Brazil, Aalto U. in Finland, Jiantong U., Xi’An, China, Zhejiang U., China and Univ. Nacional de Colombia, Medellin. Currently he is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering and the Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE EMB Society. He has received from the U. of Florida the Research Professor Fellowship Award three times, and the Graduate Dissertation Mentorship Award.