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Editor’s Note


Pages: pp. 769-769

We are happy to announce the appointment to the TPAMI Editorial Board of Antonio Criminisi and Chi-KeungTang. Dr. Criminisi will handle papers in object recognition, learning, stereo, segmentation, and medical image analysis. Professor Tang will be in charge of submissions in computational photography and associated areas involving both vision and graphics. Brief biographies appear below. Welcome aboard, and thank you in advance for all of your hard work!

Since Editorial Board members serve a limited term under IEEE policy, we also have to announce the departure of a number of distinguished editors: Subhasis Chaudhuri, Trevor Darell, Mario T. Figueiredo, Graham Finlayson, Jianying Hu, Kiriakos N. Kutulakos, B.S. Manjunath, John Oliensis, Xiaoou Tang, Bill Triggs, Luc Van Gool, Joachim Weicker, and Saito Yoichi. Their service to the journal and the community are greatly appreciated by all of us.

Ramin Zabih, Editor-in-Chief

Jiri Matas, Associate Editor-in-Chief

Zoubin Ghahramani, Associate Editor-in-Chief

About the Authors

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Antonio Criminisi was appointed “Alfiere del Lavoro” by the Italian President F. Cossiga for his successful studies in October 1990. In July 1996, he received the degree in electronics engineering from the University of Palermo and in December 1999, he received the PhD degree in computer vision from the University of Oxford. His thesis “Accurate Visual Metrology from Single and Multiple Uncalibrated Images” won the British Computer Society Distinguished Dissertation Award for the year 2000 and was published by Springer-Verlag London Ltd. in August 2001. He was a Research Fellow at Clare Hall College, Cambridge, from 2002 to 2005. He has won a number of best paper prizes in top computer vision conferences. In June 2000, he joined Microsoft Research in Cambridge (Machine Learning and Perception group) as a visiting researcher. In February 2001, he moved to the Interactive Visual Media Group in Redmond, Washington, as a postdoctoral researcher. In October 2002, he moved back to the Machine Learning and Perception Group in Cambridge as a researcher. His current research interests are in the areas of medical image analysis, object category recognition, image and video analysis and editing, one-to-one teleconferencing, 3D reconstruction from single and multiple images with application to virtual reality, forensic science, and history of art.
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Chi-Keung Tang graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1992 with the BSc degree in computer science, and received the MPhil degree in computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1994. He received the MSc and PhD degrees in computer acience from the University of Southern California in 1999 and 2000, respectively. He was an assistant professor (Jan 2000-June 2005) and associate professor (July 2005-June 2009) in the Department of Computer Science, HKUST, where he is now a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He was on sabbatical leave in the academic year 2007-2008, conducting collaborative research at Microsoft Research Asia and the National University of Singapore in the fall semester of 2007, and as a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the spring semester of 2008. Dr. Tang’s research focuses are on computer vision and computer graphics. He was on the technical papers committee of SIGGRAPH Asia ’08, and served as area chair for the 11th and 12th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV ’07/’09) and the Seventh Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV ’06). He is a senior member of the IEEE. In computer vision, Dr. Tang’s best known work is Tensor Voting. His Tensor Voting book has gathered 180+ citations since published in 2000. In computer graphics, Dr. Tang’s best known works are Lazy Snapping and PoissonMatting, which were developed at HKUST. Both works, which have gathered 320+ citations combined, are related to a new paradigm termed interactive computer vision, where the key idea is to “bring the user into the loop” to achieve vision tasks that have been raditionally very difficult to automate. Dr. Tang has spearheaded this new and fruitful research direction. Dr. Tang is one of the cofounders of the Vision and Graphics Group at HKUST. Among all of the papers coauthored by Dr. Tang, all of them were published in top CS venues ( TPAMI, TOG/SIGGRAPH, ICCV, CVPR, ECCV). The work with his students has been cited more than 1,000 times. Dr. Tang has been awarded a total of nine RGC CERG grants, eight of them are in the capacity of sole-PI. Along with other internal and external grants, the amount he has attracted has been well over HK$5.5M.
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