UCSB Engineering

Hua Lee


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hua Lee


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

tel: (805) 893-4480
fax: (805) 893-3262


Prior to his return to UCSB in 1990, he was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests cover the areas of imaging system optimization, high-performance image formation algorithms, synthetic-aperture radar and sonar systems, acoustic microscopy, microwave nondestructive evaluation, and dynamic vision systems. His research laboratory was the first to produce the holographic and tomographic reconstructions from a scanning laser acoustic microscope, and his research team is also known as the leader in pulse-echo microwave nondestructive evaluation of civil structures and materials.


  • International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology (editor)
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (associate editor)
  • Center for Control Engineering and Computation (Director)


  • Nineteenth Pattern Recognition Society Award, 1993
  • Professor of the Year, Mortar Board National Honor Society, 1992
  • Fellow, IEEE and the Acoustical Society of America
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation