About Me

I am a professor of Computer Science at Colorado State University; I also hold an appointment in the Molecular, Cellular and Integrated Neuroscience (MCIN) program. I teach at virtually all levels of the curriculum, with a recent emphasis at the undergraduate level on CS253 (Software Engineering in C++) and at the graduate level on CS510 (Image Computation) . My research is in recognizing people, their gestures, and their actions, and applying this to complex systems of interacting people and machines. I have served the field in many capacities, including as General Chair of CVPR in 1999 and a senior program committee member for AAAI in 2015 and 2016, but my recent service efforts have concentrated on the department, serving as graduate program director for three years, serving multiple terms on the executive committee, and working toward greater diversity within the department.

About the Lab

Ross Beveridge and I co-direct the computer vision lab. If you are a graduate student at CSU interested in computer vision, you should attend our weekly lab meetings. Students who are seriously interested in computer vision should take CS410 (Computer Graphics) in the fall of their first year, and CS510 (Image Computation) in the spring.

If you are not currently a graduate student at CSU but are interested in a funded graduate research assistent position in the lab, you should first apply to the CS Department. Applying is free and online. When you apply, indicate that you are interested in working with either Ross Beveridge or myself, and your application will automatically by sent to us for consideration (if you meet the department's standards). Be aware that funded positions are highly competitive. The characteristics we look for are

  1. Research potential (e.g. publications, lab experience, letters of recommendation)
  2. Mathematical ability (M GRE scores, courses, grades)
  3. Programming ability (work experience, grades), and
  4. Written/oral presentation ability (quality of writing, V GRE, letters of recommendation).

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