Issue No. 06 - June (2005 vol. 27)
It is with mixed emotions that we express our gratitude to David Forsyth, Brendan Frey, Venu Govindaraju, and Cordelia Schmid who are retiring as associate editors of TPAMI. While we will miss their dedication to the transactions, we hope that they will be enjoying a bit more free time.
We are also pleased to announce that Professor Daniel Lopresti, Professor B.S. Manjunath, Professor Marc Pollefeys, and Professor Ramin Zabih have joined the editorial board. Professor Lopresti will oversee papers in document and handwriting analysis, biometrics, approximate string matching algorithms, and performance evaluation. Professor Manjunath will be considering papers in feature extraction, segmentation, image/video retrieval, and image registration. Professor Pollefeys will be responsible for submissions in structure from motion, stereo, multiple view geometry and camera calibration, 3D and appearance modeling, shape-from-X techniques, and novel sensors. Professor Zabih will handle papers on stereo and medical imaging as well as energy minimization and graph algorithms. We look forward to working with them. Their brief biographies appear below.
David J. Kriegman, Editor-in-Chief
David Fleet, Associate-Editor-in-Chief
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Daniel Lopresti received the bachelor's degree in mathematics and engineering from Dartmouth College in 1982 and the PhD degree in computer science from Princeton University in 1987. From 1986 to 1991, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Brown University, where he performed research on parallel VLSI architectures designed to address problems in molecular biology as well as on VLSI CAD algorithms. In 1991, he became a founding member of the Matsushita Information Technology Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey, where he served as a senior and then later a principal scientist, directing research in document analysis, handwriting recognition, and office information systems. In 1997, he joined the research staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, where his work included applications in speech synthesis and speech-based user interfaces. In 2003, Dr. Lopresti joined the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University where his research focuses on fundamental and applied questions in pattern recognition, bioinformatics, digital libraries, and computer security. He has authored more than 100 publications in referred conference proceedings and journals and holds 20 patents. Dr. Lopresti has served on numerous conference program committees, cochaired six international conferences, and is an associate editor of the International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
B.S. Manjunath received the BE degree in electronics (with distinction) from Bangalore University (1985), the ME (with distinction) degree in systems science and automation from the Indian Institute of Science (1987), and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (1991). Since 1991, he has been with the University of California at Santa Barbara where he is now a professor of electrical and computer engineering and the director of the Center for Bio-Image Informatics. His current research interests include multimedia databases, steganography, data mining, and bioinformatics. He has published more than 100 refereed papers in various peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings, coedited a book on the MPEG-7 standard, and is a coinventor of six US/international patents. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1997-2002) and is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2005-2006). He is a fellow of the IEEE.
Marc Pollefeys received the MS degree in electrical engineering and the PhD degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1994 and 1999, respectively. He is currently an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His main area of research is computer vision. Dr. Pollefeys has received several awards for his research, including the Marr prize at ICCV '98. He is the author or coauthor of more than 75 refereed or invited publications on structure from motion, self-calibration, multipleview geometry, stereo, 3D modeling, camera networks, omnidirectional vision, projectorcamera systems, image-based rendering, and applications.
Ramin Zabih attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an undergraduate, where he received BS degrees in computer science and mathematics and the MSc degree in computer science. He received the PhD degree in computer science from Stanford University in 1994, where he held a fellowship from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. He then joined the faculty at Cornell University, where he is currently an associate professor of computer science. Since 2001, he has held a joint appointment as an associate professor of radiology at Cornell's Weill Medical College. His research interests lie in early vision and its applications, especially in medicine. Two of his papers with Vladimir Kolmogorov on energy minimization via graph cuts received Best Paper awards at the European Conference on Computer Vision in 2002. He has served on numerous program committees and, in 2005, is serving as an area chair both for the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition and the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. He organized the IEEE Workshop on Graph Algorithms and Computer Vision in 1999, and coedited a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence in October 2001.