Lawrence O’Higgins Hall

Title: Distinguished Professor
Company: The University South Florida
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States

Lawrence O’Higgins Hall, distinguished professor at the University South Florida, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in computer science education.

Dr. Hall has dedicated his career to mathematics and computer science with an emphasis in artificial intelligence, machine learning and pattern recognition. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1980, and a computer and information science from Florida State University in 1986. In 1982, he began his career as a software engineer for ECI Division E-Systems in 1982, and in 1986, he became an assistant professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Hall rose to associate professor in 1991, a professor of computer science in 1996 and a distinguished professor in 2011. Additionally, he served as the chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department between 2008 and 2015.

Dr. Hall currently serves as the vice president and chair of the IEEE board of Publications, Services, and Products and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In recognition of his contributions to the field, Dr. Hall has been presented with the IEEE SMC Norbert Wiener Award, the IEEE SMC Joseph P. Wohl Award and the Fuzzy Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. A celebrated Marquis listee, he is honored to have received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.


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