Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Award Winning Papers from the IEEE CS Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
Pages: pp. 2113-2114
About the Authors
Kim Boyer received the BSEE (with distinction), MSEE, and PhD degrees, all in electrical engineering, from Purdue University in 1976, 1977, and 1986, respectively. He is head of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. From 1977 through 1981, he was with Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey; from 1981 through 1983, he was with Comsat Laboratories, Clarksburg, Maryland. From 1986-2007, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the IAPR, and a former IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker. Dr. Boyer is also a National Academies Jefferson Science Fellow at the US Department of State, spending 2006-2007 as Senior Science Advisor to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. While at the State Department, he studied the impact of technological innovation on economic development in scientifically lagging and scientifically developing countries. He also developed policy recommendations for the use of science and engineering as instruments of diplomacy. He retains his fellowship as a consultant on science and technology policy for the State Department. Dr. Boyer's research interests include all aspects of computer vision and medical image analysis, including perceptual organization, structural analysis, graph theoretical methods, stereopsis in weakly constrained environments, optimal feature extraction, large modelbases, and robust methods. His current research activities include mapping the surface of the dynamic prelens tear film from interferometric video and intelligent illumination control for photoxicity mitigation in live cell imaging. Dr. Boyer is treasurer of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, as well as a US delegate to the Governing Board. He is a former associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, area editor of Computer Vision and Image Understanding, associate editor of Machine Vision and Applications, chair of the first two IEEE Computer Society Workshops on Perceptual Organization, was a charter member of the DARPA IUE Technical Advisory Committee, and was a member of the initial ORD RADIUS Technical Oversight Committee. With Kuntal Sengupta, he won the Siemens Best Paper Award at CVPR '93. In 1995, a student team co-directed by Professor Boyer won the International Unmanned Ground Vehicle Competition for its vision-guided Autonomous Robotic Transporter. In 2002, he was a program chair for Computer Vision and Robotics at ICPR, Quebec. He is a former chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He was the keynote speaker for the 2004 SIBGRAPI conference in Curitiba, Brazil. He was a program chair for CVPR '08 in Anchorage and is technical chair for both ICPR '10 in Istanbul, Turkey, and ICPR '12 in Tsukuba, Japan. Dr. Boyer has published five books and more than 100 scientific papers. He has lectured in nearly 30 countries around the world. His books include Computing Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision (World Scientific, 1994, with Sudeep Sarkar), Perceptual Organization for Artificial Vision Systems (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, with Sudeep Sarkar), and Robust Range Image Registration: Using Genetic Algorithms and the Surface Interpenetration Measure (2005, with Luciano Silva and Olga Bellon).