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Introduction of New Associate Editor

Rama Chellappa
David J. Kriegman

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W e are pleased to announce the appointment of four associate editors to IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. The new associate editors are Professors Benjamin B. Kimia, Reinhard Klette, Ludmila I. Kuncheva, and Dr. Harry Shum. All of the appointees have excellent research records in their fields and will serve TPAMI well. Professor Kimia will handle papers in all aspects of 2D and 3D shape analysis, recovery, representation, and matching, as well as deformable models and geometric flows. Professor Klette will handle papers in shape recovery, panoramic imaging, vision geometry, and parallel processing. Professor Kuncheva will cover the following areas: pattern recogniton, statistical learning, and prototype classifiers and Dr. Shum will handle papers in appearance modeling, 3D reconstruction, and statistical learning. Brief biographies and photos of the new associate editors appear below.

Rama Chellappa, Editor-in-Chief

David J. Kriegman, Associate Editor-in-Chief

About the Authors

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Benjamin B. Kimia received the BEng degree (Honors) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1982, followed by the MEng (1986) and the PhD (1991) degrees in the areas of computer vision and image processing. He is an associate professor in the Division of Engineering at Brown University. He is also the associate director of the Laboratory for Engineering Man/Machine Systems (LEMS), an interdisciplinary group focused on signal and image processing, control, multimedia, and computer engineering. His current research interests are focused on mathematical, psychophysical, neurophysiological, and computational models for visual processing with applications to medical imaging, indexing into large image databases using shape, and digital archaeology. His research program is based on symmetry-based representations of 2D and 3D images for segmentation, recognition, categorization, registration, and visualization.
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Reinhard Klette is professor of information technology in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, and director of CITR Tamaki (Centre for Image Technology and Robotics). His research interests are directed on theoretical and applied subjects in digital geometry and topology, shape recovery, panoramic imaging, medical imaging, and video-based applications. He has coauthored books on digital geometry (with A. Rosenfeld), computer vision (with K. Schluns and A. Koschan), and image processing operators (with P. Zamperoni). For more details, see
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Ludmila I. Kuncheva received the MSc degree from the Technical University, Sofia, in 1982 and the PhD degree from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1987. Until 1997, she worked at the Central Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering, Bul-garian Academy of Sciences, as a senior research associate. Dr. Kuncheva is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Informatics, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom. Her interests include pattern recognition, multiple classifier systems, prototype classifiers, and fuzzy classifiers.
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Harry Shum received the PhD degree in robotics from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University in 1996. He worked as a researcher for three years in the vision technology group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington. In 1999, he moved to Microsoft Research Asia, where he is currently a senior researcher and the assistant managing director. His research interests include computer vision, computer graphics, human computer interaction, pattern recognition, statistical learning, and robotics. He is on the editorial boards for IEEE Transactions on Circuit System Video Technology ( TCSVT and Graphical Models. He is the general co-chair of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2005 Beijing).
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