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Greg Elfers
  • April 16, 2015.Greg Elfers defended his MSC thesis "Geological Object Recognition in Extraterrestrial Environments." His advisor was Olga Veksler.


Hossam Isack
  • September 26, 2014. Hossam Isack defended his PhD thesis "Energy Based Multi-Model Fitting and Matching Problems." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.


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Yuchen Zhong
  • January 29, 2014. Yuchen Zhong defended his MSC thesis " Extracting Vessel Stricture from 3D Image Data." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.


Xuefeng Chang
  • January 21, 2014. Xuefeng (Ryen) Chang defended his MSC thesis "Multi-model fitting based on 3D vessel extraction." His advisor was Olga Veksler.


Liqun (Rachel) Liu
  • January 21, 2014. Liqun (Rachel) Liu defended her MSC thesis "Brain tumor segmentation with minimal user assistance." His advisor was Olga Veksler.


Meng Tang
  • December 16, 2013. Meng Tang defended his MSC thesis " Color Separation for Image Segmentation." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.


Igor Milevskiy
  • December 9, 2013. Igor Milevskiy defended his MSC thesis "Detecting Multilingual Lines of Text with Fusion Moves." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.


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Wei Li
  • December, 2012. Wei Li and Junwei Sun defended their MSc theses. Their theses titles were, respectively, "Automatic Foreground Initialization for Foreground Segmentation" and "Automatic Classification of Epilepsy Lesions". Their advisor was Olga Veksler.


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Andrew Delong
  • June 1, 2012. Andrew Delong has won an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship. This year, there were 1254 applicants and only 98 fellowships were awarded. The Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government and universities.
  • May 22, 2012. Professor Xue-Cheng Tai (University of Bergen, Norway) will give a talk "A Fast Algorithm for Euler's Elastica Model using Augmented Lagrangian Method." (details in calendar).
Andrew Delong
  • Apr 23, 2012. Andrew Delong has received the Doctoral Dissertation Award 2011 from the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS). The award will be handed in at the next Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) conference in Toronto, May 2012. Each year one such award is issued in Canada.
Olga Veksler
  • Apr 3, 2012. Olga Veksler has been awarded an NSERC Accelerator grant—significant supplemental funding that is intended to maximize the impact of superior research programs.
  • Nov 8, 2011. Yuri Boykov and Olga Veksler received a rare Test of Time Award at ICCV 2011 in recognition of their influential 1999 work "Fast Approximate Energy Minimization via Graph Cuts."
Yu Liu
  • Oct 21, 2011. June (Yu) Liu defended her PhD thesis "A Problem in Graphics and Vision via Graph-Cut based Energy Optimization." Her advisor was Olga Veksler.
James Elder
  • Oct 21, 2011. Professor James Elder (York University) will give a colloquium "On Grouping and Formlets: The Role of Shape in Perceptual Organization" (details in calendar).
Brendan Frey
  • Sep 15, 2011. Professor Brendan Frey (University of Toronto) will give a colloquium, provocatively titled "Do We Learn to See Using Energy Minimization Or Statistical Inference?" (details in calendar).
  • Sep 15, 2011. Andrew Delong successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Advances in Graph Cut Optimization." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.


  • May 8, 2011. Accepted papers for EMMCVPR 2011 have been announced here.
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Taha Kowsari
  • Apr 28, 2010. Steve Beauchemin was in the news to talk about his Road Lab initiative for computer-guided automobiles and automatic collision avoidance. (see news story)
Vida Vakili
  • Apr 19, 2010. Vida Vakili successfully defended her Masters thesis entitled "Pixel-Precise Object Detection Using Reliable Regions." Way to go!
Simon Prince
  • Mar 26, 2010. Simon Prince, University College London, is visiting and will give a talk entitled "Superpixel Lattices" (details in calendar).
Paria Mehrani
  • Feb 18, 2010. Paria Mehrani completed her Masters thesis "Automatic Salient Object Detection and Segmentation."
Sameh Khamis
  • Jan 26, 2010. Sameh Khamis successfully defended his Masters thesis "A Unified Framework for Multi-Class Image Segmentation with Contextual Prior." Congratulations!
Olga Veksler
  • Aug 17, 2009. Olga Veksler has received an Early Researcher Award from Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation. See the online public announcement.
  • May 8, 2009. Jing Yuan from Heidelberg University will visit and present his talk "A Duality-Splitting Approach in Mathematical Imaging and Vision" (details in calendar).
Chen Zhao
  • Apr 22, 2009. Chen Zhao successfully defended her Masters thesis "3D Plant Growth Measurement Using the ShapeGrabber Laser Scanner."
Hossam Isack
  • Apr 16, 2009. Hossam Isack received best presentation award in Computer Vision at our departmental research conference UWORCS 2009. He also successfully defended his MSc thesis!
Rob Luong
  • Sep 5, 2008. Rob Luong defended his Masters thesis "Pictorial Structures for 3D Face Detection." This made him very happy.
Bo Peng
  • May 26, 2008. Bo Peng successfully defended her Masters thesis "Parameter Selection for Graph-Cut Based Image Segmentation."
Kyros Kutulakos
  • Apr 23, 2008. Kyros Kutulakos, University of Toronto, is visiting on April 30 to give his talk "Reasoning about Light" (details in calendar).
  • Apr 11, 2008. Mohamed Kotb received best presentation award in Image Processing and Computer Vision at our departmental research conference UWORCS 2008.
Milan Sonka
  • Mar 26, 2008. Milan Sonka, professor at the University of Iowa and co-director of the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, is visiting on March 28 to give his talk "Multi-surface multi-object optimal graph search image segmentation" (details in calendar).
  • Feb 18, 2008. Yuri Boykov has been awarded the 2008 Florence Bucke Science Prize celebrating excellence in research during the past 5 years. Yuri will be giving a public talk entitled "Can Computers See?" in Conron Hall on March 31.
  • Feb 10, 2008. Three computer vision colloquia are taking place at Western this week. Daniel Cremers and Frank R. Schmidt (both of University of Bonn, Germany) are presenting their work on motion analysis, 3D reconstruction, shape matching/tracking and more on February 13 and 14 (details in calendar).
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