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Vitit Kantabutra

Ph.D. - Associate Professor

Dr. Kantabutra received a Bachelor of Engineering in Honours Electrical Engineering degree from McGill University in 1979, and a Master of Engineering and a Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from The Johns Hopkins University in 1982 and 1985, respectively. Dr. Kantabutra has a wide variety of research interests in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He invented a new type of database system called Intentionally-Linked Entities (ILE) which improves over the Relational database system in several different ways by using more modern, linked data structures instead of tables. Dr. Kantabutra also published his innovations in the fields of computer algorithms, computational geometry, theoretical robotics, artificial neural networks, computer arithmetic hardware (Very Large Scale Integration), GIS, and was named the sole or first inventor in 5 U.S. patents, all in computer hardware. He was supported by a major NSF research grant for his work in databases, Temporal Geographic Information Systems, and the Digital Humanities.