Date: 21 April 2008 Time: 12:00-14:00
Location: "Stelios Orphanoudakis" Seminar Room, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete
Host: Xenophon Zabulis
Anup Basu received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, the ME degree in Computer Science, from the Indian Statistical Institute at Calcutta in 1983 and the BS degree in Math & Statistics from the same institution in 1980. He originated the use of foveation for image, video, stereo, and graphics communication in the early 1990s-an approach that is now widely used in industrial standards. He has been a Professor in the Computer Science Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, since July 1999 and is currently an iCORE-Castle Rock Research Chair in multimedia. He has also held the following positions: Visiting Professor, University of California, Riverside, 2003-2004; Guest Professor, Technical University of Austria, Graz, 1996; Director, Hewlett-Packard Imaging Systems Instructional Laboratory, University of Alberta, 1997 to 2000; Adjunct Professor, TR Labs Edmonton, 1994-1995; Research Assistant, Computer Vision Laboratory, University of Maryland, 1987-1990; Research Assistant and Programmer, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, Biostatistics Division, 1985-1986; and Assistant Systems Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services, India, 1983-1984. He has published over 100 scientific articles mostly in leading IEEE and ACM conferences and journals. His work has found applications in a variety of areas including 3-D and super high resolution digital imaging for archiving of heritage content and tele-health. Dr. Basu received fellowships from the Indian Statistical Institute and the University of Rochester, New York, and research assistantship from the University of Maryland. Over the years, he has received significant grants from HP, IBM, NSERC, ASRA, and several start-up companies in Alberta. His research interests include 3D Computer Vision & Graphics, Multimedia, Networks, Human Perception and Human Computer Interaction.