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

Cover of the 2014 NSF Breakthroughs Compendium

From the NSF 2010 Budget Request to Congress

2016 book Interaction Design 3D User Interfaces, 805 pages, among 300 publications

2015 Fuzzy Logic Book, among 300 publications

Havana media coverage: Dr. Rishe and TerraFly

Naphtali David Rishe, Ph.D.
The inaugural Outstanding University Professor, Florida International University
Eminent Chair 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

Dr. Rishe is
- Author of 4 books on database design, geography, and HCI;
- Editor of 6 books on database management, high performance computing, and fuzzy logic;
- Inventor of 12 U.S. patents on database querying, semantic database performance, Internet data extraction, health informatics, and transportation;
- Author of 300 papers in journals and proceedings on Databases, Software Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Internet, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Data Mining for Personalized Medicine;
- Awardee of over $55 million in research grants by Government and Industry, including NASA, NSF, IBM, DoI, USGS, and DOT;
- Architect of major industrial projects;
- Founder and Director of the High Performance Database Research Center at FIU (HPDRC);
- Director of the NSF International FIU-FAU-Dubna Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (I/UCRC-CAKE);
- the inaugural FIU Outstanding University Professor.
- Principal of the TerraFly project, which has been 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.

High Performance Database Research Center, School of Computing and Information Sciences, University Park, FIU ECS-243, Miami, FL 33199
Telephone: (305) 348-1706; FAX: (305) 348-1707; http://hpdrc.fiu.edu