New Bio from WashU:
Aaron Bobick, PhD, joined Washington University in St. Louis as
Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the James M.
McKelvey Professor July 1, 2015. Prior to Washington University, he was
a professor and founding chair of the School of Interactive Computing at
the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was a member of the
faculty since 1999.
Bobick's research primarily focuses on action recognition by computer
vision, a field in which he is a pioneer.
Recently he has recently extended his research to robot
perception for human-robot collaboration. While at Georgia Tech, he
served as director of the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center,
an internationally known research center in computer vision, graphics,
ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction, and helped develop
a computational media bachelor’s degree program and doctoral programs in
robotics and human centered computing.
is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where
he earned his bachelor's degrees in mathematics and computer science and
his doctorate in cognitive science. Prior to joining the Georgia Tech
faculty, he served as a member of the MIT Media Laboratory faculty,
where he led the Media Lab Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA) Video Surveillance and Monitoring Project, as well as its
Dynamic Scene Analysis research effort.
He also has served as a senior area chair for numerous international computer vision conferences and as program chair for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He has founded a variety of successful startup companies, is a distinguished scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2014.
CV as of March 2014 should be available here.