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
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