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Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on CVPR Papers

Simon Baker
Jiri Matas
Ramin Zabih

Pages: pp. 1681-1682


About the Authors

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Simon Baker received the PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in 1998, the MA degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1995, the MSc degree in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in 1992, and the BA degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1991. He is a senior researcher in the Interactive Visual Media Group at Microsoft Research Redmond (MSR). Before joining MSR, he was an associate research professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include face recognition, modeling and tracking, human body modeling and tracking, super-resolution, 3D reconstruction, vision for safe driving, projector-camera systems, and all aspects of video processing. Since 2004, he has been a associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.
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Jiri Matas received the MSc degree in cybernetics (with honors) from the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1987 and the PhD degree from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom, in 1995. From 1991 to 1997, he was a research fellow at the Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey. In 1997, he joined the Center for Machine Perception at the Czech Technical University in Prague. Since 1997, he has held various positions at these two institutions. His research interests include object recognition, sequential pattern recognition, ensemble methods, invariant feature detection, and Hough Transform and RANSAC-type optimization. He received the best paper prize from the British Machine Vision Conferences in 2002 and 2005 and from the Asian Conference on Computer Vision in 2007. He has served as a program cochair for ECCV '04 and as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Computer Vision. Since 2006, he has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.
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Ramin Zabih received the BS and MS degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the PhD degree from Stanford University. He is a professor of computer science at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, where he has twice received teaching awards. Since 2001, he has also held a joint appointment at Cornell's Weill Medical School. His research interests lie in early vision and its applications, with a focus on medicine. His work has made extensive use of discrete optimization techniques, especially graph cuts. Two papers he coauthored received the best paper prize from ECCV '02. In 2008, he co-organized the International Workshop on Computer Vision and gave a keynote speech at the British Machine Vision Conference. Since 2005, he has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and, beginning in 2009, will serve as its editor-in-chief.
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