Dr. Naphtali David Rishe

Cover of the FIU Fall 2016 Magazine: Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon and Dr. Rishe

Cover of the 2016 NSF Breakthroughs Compendium: CAKE Center

Cover of the 2014 NSF Breakthroughs Compendium

Naphtali David Rishe, Ph.D.
The inaugural Outstanding University Professor, Florida International University
Eminent Chaired Professor of Computer Science
Director, NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement at FIU, FAU, Dubna U, and Greenwich U
FIU High Performance Database Research Center
Director, Geospatial Laboratory
Director, Health Information Technology Initiative

Author:4 books on database design, geography, and HCI
Author:430 papers in journals and proceedings on Databases, Software Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Internet, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Data Mining for Personalized Medicine
Editor:6 books on database management, high performance computing, and fuzzy logic
Inventor:21 U.S. patents on database querying, semantic database performance, Internet data extraction, health informatics, and transportation. In October 2018 FIU recognized Dr. Rishe as the most prolific inventor, having been awarded 7 patents this year.
Innovator:featured on the covers of both latest (2014 and 2016) National Science Foundation (NSF) Compendia of Technology Breakthroughs of Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers -- books published by NSF every two or more years to advise U.S. Congress and Public on the state of science and technology
Grantee:awarded $50 million in research grants by Government and Industry, including NASA, NSF, IBM, DoI, USGS, and DOT.
Outstanding Professor:the first FIU professor awarded the title of Outstanding University Professor
Mentor:recognized on the cover of the Fall 2016 FIU magazine for graduating top students
Architect:the TerraFly project, extensively covered by worldwide press, including the New York Times, USA Today, NPR, Science and Nature journals, and FOX TV News. Of the 53,000 NSF-funded projects in 2009, it chose 120, including Rishe's TerraFly, for the NSF annual report to Congress.

1981-1984Ph.D., Computer Science Department, Tel Aviv University
1979-1981M.Sc., Computer Science Department, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion),
1975-1979B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude, Computer Science Department, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)
1987-Outstanding University Professor (2000-), Professor (1992-), Associate Professor (1987-92), School of Computing, Florida International University (tenured in 1990)
1984-1987Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
1981-1984Instructor, Computer Science Department, Tel Aviv University
2008-Director, NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center at FIU, FAU, Dubna U, Greenwich U: Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement
1997-Director, NASA Regional Applications Center in Miami
1994-Director, FIU High-performance Database Research Center
2008-2016Director, NSF CREST Center for Innovative Information Systems Engineering
2013-2014Chair, Forum of FIU Worlds Ahead/Outstanding University Professors
1983-1984Department Head, MAMRAM Computing Center, Israel Defense Forces

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