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Kim Boyer

Kim Boyer
Kim Boyer

Professor, Ph.D. 1986, Purdue University

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Room: JEC 6052
Phone: 518-276-2150
kim@ecse.rpi.edu
Curriculum Vitae

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Background
Dr. Kim Boyer is Head of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer. He received the BSEE (with distinction), MSEE, and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from Purdue University in 1976, 1977, and 1986, respectively. From 1977 through 1981 he was with Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ; from 1981 through 1983 he was with Comsat Laboratories, Clarksburg, MD. 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 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 2006-07 as Senior Science Advisor to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. 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.

He is Treasurer of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, former Associate Editor of 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, a charter member of the DARPA IUE Technical Advisory Committee, and a member of the initial ORD RADIUS Technical Oversight Committee. He won the Siemens Best Paper Award at CVPR93. In 1995, a student team co-directed by Prof. 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, PQ. 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 CVPR08 in Anchorage and is a General Chair for ICPR 2010 in Istanbul.

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).

Areas of interest
All aspects of computer vision and medical image analysis, especially perceptual organization, object recognition, graph theoretical methods, stereopsis in weakly constrained environments, optimal feature extraction, large modelbases, range data analysis, and robust methods.