Headshot of Naphtali RisheNaphtali Risheprofessor at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences, is the recipient of the 2021 IBM Global University Program Academic Award.

The award is a recognition of Rishe’s ongoing research in Geospatial Data Analytics for Ecological Observations. Rishe also was recently elected to the highly distinguished rank of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow by the 2020 NAI Fellows Selection Committee and Board of Directors. 

“Dr. Rishe’s insight and his extensive experience in researching Geospatial Data Analytics are having a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society,” said John. L. Volakis, dean of the College of Engineering and Computing. 

Rishe is the inaugural FIU Outstanding University Professor. He has authored six books and edited seven on database management, location-based data, health informatics and high-performance computing. He holds 24 U.S. patents on database querying, semantic database performance, Internet data extraction and computer medicine. He has authored 450 papers in journals and proceedings on databases, software engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Internet and life sciences.

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