Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

William E. Higgins

Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering

209F Electrical Engineering West

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-0186

E-mail: weh2_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Signal and Image Processing

Research Group: Multidimensional Image Processing Lab

Prior to joining Penn State in 1989, Dr. Higgins was a principal research fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (1987-1989), and he was a principal research scientist at the Honeywell Systems and Research Center, Minneapolis, MN (1984-1987). He is affiliated with the Penn State Computer Science and Engineering department and the Bioengineering program. Higgins is a member of the Biomedical Imaging Technology-B Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health


Ph.D. University of Illinois, Electrical Engineering

M.S. University of Illinois, Electrical Engineering

B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering


Image processing, computer vision, scientific visualization, computer graphics, medical imaging, and graphical user interfaces.

Selected Publications and Patents

Link to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

Fellow of IEEE, 2004

Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award, 1997