Peter Tay, Ph.D., Biography

I am an avid cyclist and snowboarder. These are a couple pictures of me at a local bike race. I'm in the white jersey. Although I still cycle quite a lot, I retired from competitive cycling when I started my Ph.D. studies. It's still fun and good for the heart.




Ever since my family immigrated to Tulsa, OK from Rangoon, Burma in 1971, I have always been a Sooner. I have earned three degrees from OU: B.S. (1990, Math), M.A. (1995, Math), and Ph.D. (2003, Electrical and Computer Engineering). This is a picture of my Ph.D. adviser, Joebob Havlicek, Ph.D., and me at the 2004 OU commencement exercise, which was held at Memorial Stadium where I have spent a lot of my Saturdays.

 I was awarded an ORISE Fellowship in software engineer at the National Weather Service in Norman, OK during my Ph.D. years.  In 2005 I joined the Virginia Image and Video Analysis (VIVA) lab directed by Scott Acton, Ph.D.. and later the ultrasound research lab directed by John Hossack, Ph.D., at the University of Virginia (UVa) in Charlottesville, VA.  After two years as a post-doctoral research associate at UVa, I became a tenure track assistant professor at Western Carolina University (WCU) in Cullowhee, NC.