Nicholas George is the Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Electronic Imaging, a professor of optics, and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Rochester. He was the founding director of the Center for Electronic Imaging Systems, funded in part by the National Science Foundation under the S/IUCRC program, and also of the highly rated ARO-URI Center for Opto-Electronic Systems Research. Prior to this, he was director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester for more than four years. Previously he was a professor of applied physics and electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He received the BS degree with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley, the MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering and physics from the California Institute of Technology.
Professor George's central research interest is in the field of electronic imaging systems, and he serves as the thesis advisor to a group of eight exceptionally well qualified PhD scholars. He has served as principal thesis advisor to 40 doctoral students.