ICCV 2007

Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 14-20, 2007

Demetri Terzopoulos

Demetri Terzopoulos is the Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Member of the European Academy of Sciences.

Graduating from McGill University and obtaining his PhD degree ('84) in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Terzopoulos remained at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab as a research scientist through 1985 and subsequently worked as a program leader at Schlumberger corporate research centers in California and Texas. He then became an academic, joining the University of Toronto in 1989 as a tenured professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he continues to hold status-only faculty appointments. He joined UCLA in 2005 from New York University, where he held the Lucy and Henry Moses Professorship in Science and was Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He has been a visiting professor at University of Paris and at Digital, IBM, Intel, and Schlumberger corporations.

Professor Terzopoulos is one of the most highly cited engineers and computer scientists according to ISI and other indexes, with more than 300 scholarly publications, including several volumes, spanning computer vision, computer graphics, medical imaging, computer-aided design, and artificial intelligence/life. He has given hundreds of invited talks around the world on these topics; among them more than 80 distinguished lectures and keynote addresses.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized Professor Terzopoulos with a 2005 Academy Award for Technical Achievement for his pioneering work on physics-based computer animation, particularly realistic cloth simulation for motion pictures. He is the recipient of numerous other awards, prizes, and citations, among them a Marr Prize citation from the IEEE for his work on active contours (“snakes”), an award from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for his work on deformable models, two citations from the International Medical Informatics Association for his work on model-based medical image analysis, an award from the Japanese Computer Graphics Society, NICOGRAPH, for his work on human facial modeling and animation, two awards from Computers and Graphics for his work on dynamic human simulation and deformable models, awards from Ars Electronica and from the International Digital Media Foundation for his work on the artificial life simulation of animals, and a citation from SAE International for his work on autonomous virtual humans. He has held the most prestigious research fellowships in Canada, having been named a Killam Research Fellow of the Canada Council for the Arts, an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and an AI/Robotics Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He is the recipient of six University of Toronto Arts and Science Excellence Awards. The Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society cited him for his “outstanding contributions to research and education in Image Understanding”. The many PhD theses that he has supervised include the winner of the 1996 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Professor Terzopoulos has served on DARPA, NIH, and NSF advisory committees and, among other advisory roles internationally, on the Presidential Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Plank Institute for Informatics in Germany, on the Presidential Audit Committee of the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences in Switzerland, in the College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chairs Program, and on the NSERC “Circle” Research Strategy Advisory Board. He has been an organizer and/or program committee member of all the major conferences in graphics, vision, medical imaging, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, etc. He was an Area Chair of the ICCV 2007 conference, a Program Chair of the 1998 IEEE CVPR and the 2004 Pacific Graphics conferences, and a Conference Chair of the 2005 SIGGRAPH/EG Symposium on Computer Animation. He is a Series Editor of the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science and is or has been a founding member of the editorial boards of 7 journals spanning computer graphics, computer vision, medical imaging, and applied math. He has been a consultant to several major American, Canadian, and Japanese corporations.