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My email:      kobus AT sista DOT arizona DOT edu

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Lab : Interdisciplinary Visual Intelligence (IVILAB)

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I am a professor of computer science at the University of Arizona. My primary appointment is with Computer Science. I also have appointments with the School of Information: Science, Technology, and Arts (SISTA), and Electrical and Computer engineering (ECE). I also serve as faculty for BIO5, Cognitive Science, and Statistics. Before coming to Arizona, I was a post doctoral fellow in computer vision at the University of California at Berkeley. I did my Ph.D. in computer science at Simon Fraser University, specializing in colour constancy. My research interests include image and video understanding, learning and fitting models of biological form, the application of computer vision to the organization and effective use of large image collections, and physics based vision problems such as understanding scene illumination.

IVILAB News

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  • April 19, 2016
    Congratulations to four IVILAB students for successfully defending their dissertations in the period from April 14 to April 19. In chronological order:

    Andrew Predoehl: A Statistical Model of Recreational Trails

    Kyle Simek: Branching Gaussian Process Models for Computer Vision

    Jinyan Guan: Bayesian Generative Modeling for Complex Dynamical Systems

    Yekaterina Kharitonova: Geometry of Presentation Videos and slides, and the Semantic Linking of Instructional Content (SLIC) System

  • Feb 20, 2016
    IVILAB in the wildcat (UA student newspaper). Click here to see the article.
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