Aaron Bobick

Interactive Computing, College of Computing, Georgia Tech




Aaron Bobick is a Professor in and was the founding Chair of the School of  Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has B.Sc. degrees from MIT in Mathematics (1981) and Computer Science (1981) and a Ph.D. from MIT in Cognitive Science (1987). He is a pioneer in the area of action recognition by computer vision, having authored over 80 papers in this area alone. He joined the MIT Media Laboratory faculty in 1992 where he led the Media Lab DARPA VSAM project as well as a Dynamic Scene Analysis effort funded by the CIA.  In 1999 Prof. Bobick joined the faculty at Georgia Tech where he became the Director of the GVU Center, an internationally known research center in computer vision, graphics, ubiquitous computing, and HCI.  As Director he greatly expanded the scope of GVU both in the direction of human expression – such as music technology or narrative – and in computers interacting with the outside world both through sensing and robotics.   In 2005, the unitary College of Computing was divided into independent departments and the School of Interactive Computing was created with Prof. Bobick serving as the founding Chair.  Under his leadership the School launched several novel computing degrees including BS in Computational Media as well as PhD programs in Robotics and in Human Centered Computing.    

 Prof. Bobick is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, has served as a senior area chair for most international computer vision conferences, and was Program Chair of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.   He has also served on the advisory board or boards of directors of a variety of surveillance-focused computer vision and medical imaging technology companies.

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