Cullen School of Engineering


Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
N308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, Texas 77004-4005
Phone: 713-743-4400
Fax: 713-743-4444
Department: ece [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu
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Dr. Thomas J. Hebert

Associate Professor

N 308 Engineering Building 1

Houston, Texas 77204-4005

Tel: 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


Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Houston


Promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Houston


Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston Texas

Awards and 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

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.