Lab Alumni (including selected downloadable theses)

Post-Doctoral Fellows Supervised

Tetsutaro Shibahara - 1984 – 1987. PhD from University of Toronto

Bryan Kramer - 1984 – 1987. PhD from University of Toronto

Armin Haken - 1984 – 1987. PhD from University of Illinois, USA

Russ Greiner - 1984 – 1987. PhD from Stanford University, USA

Evangelos Milios - 1984 – 1988. PhD from MIT, USA

Sven Dickinson - 1991 – 1994. PhD from University of Maryland, USA

Piotr Jasiobedzki - 1991 – 1995. PhD from University of Manchester, UK

Suzanne Stevenson - 1992 – 1993. PhD from University of Maryland, USA

Pietro Parodi - February 1995 - August, 1996. PhD from University of Genoa, Italy

Gilbert Verghese - May 1, 1995 - Jan. 1, 1999. PhD from University of Toronto

W. James MacLean - October 1, 1995 - Sept. 30, 1996. PhD from University of Toronto

Yiming Ye - October 1, 1996 - Apr. 30, 1997. PhD from University of Toronto

Rainer Herpers, April 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999. PhD from University of Munich, Germany

Florin Cutzu – February 1999 – Aug. 2000. PhD from Wiezmann Institute, Israel

Marc Pomplun - Sept. 2000 - Jan. 2002.  PhD from University of Bielefeld, Germany

Rachel Jiang, Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2002,  PhD from U of Manchester, UK

Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Nov 2002 - July 2004, PhD from U Tübingen, Germany

Michael Tombu, NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sept. 2003 - Aug. 2005, PhD from U of Waterloo

Christian Bauckhage, Feb. 2004 - Nov 2005, PhD from U of Bielefeld, Germany

Thomas Kaester, Sept.  - Nov. 2005 PhD from U of Bielefeld, Germany

Daniel Loach, June 2004 - May 2006, PhD from U of Bangor, Wales UK

Dirk Walther,  March 2006 - Aug. 2006, PhD from California Institute of Technology, USA

Nicholaos Mavridis, May 2007 - August 2007, PhD from MIT, USA

Xin Chen, Feb 2008 - March 2009, PhD from SUNY Stony Brook, USA

Neil Bruce, Feb 2010 - Jan 2012, PhD from York University

Alexander Andreopoulos, Jan 2011 - Dec 2011, PhD from York University

Albert Rothenstein, Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2012,  PhD from York University

Ph.D. Theses (Computer Science, University of Toronto)

Shibahara, T., Explicit and Active Use of Causal Knowledge: A Knowledge-Based  Arrhythmia    

    Recognition System, 1985 PDF

Gershon, R., The Use of Colour in Computational Vision, 1987 (co-supervised  by A. Jepson). PDF

Jenkin, M., Visual Stereoscopic Computation, 1988. PDF

Barron J., The Computation of Egomotion and Relative Depth, 1988,  (co-supervised by A. Jepson)


Dudek, G., The Use of Curvature in Model-Based Vision, 1990. PDF

Lobo, N., Early Motion Sensing and Measurement, 1992. PDF

Wilkes, D., Active Object Recognition, 1994. PDF

Verghese, G., Perspective Alignment, 1995. PDF

Ye, Y. Sensor Planning in 3D Object Search, 1997. PDF

Ph.D. Theses (Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto)

Yeap, T., A Neural Network for Temporal Pattern Recognition, 1991 (co-supervised by S. Zaky). PDF

Ph.D. Theses (Computer Science and Engineering, York University)

Bruce, N.D.B., Saliency, Attention and Visual Search: An Information Theoretic Approach, 2008. PDF

Rodriguez-Sanchez, A.J., Intermediate Visual Representations for Attentive Recognition Systems, 2010

Mekuz, N., Learning Geometric Local Appearance Pairs for Object Categorization, 2010

Rothenstein, A., Beyond the Limits of Feed-Forward Processing: Visual Feature Binding and Object Recognition, 2011

Andreopoulos, A., Active Object Recognition in Theory and Practice, 2011

Fazl, E., Visual Place Categorization for Mobile Robots, Sept. 2012

M.Sc. Theses (Computer Science, University of Toronto)

Ho-Tai, S., A Prototype Knowledge-Based System for Computer-Assisted Medical Diagnosis, 1981.

Gershon, R., Explanation Methods for Visual Motion Understanding Systems, 1982 (co-supervisor

    C.R. Perrault).

Down, B., Using Feedback in Motion Understanding, 1983.

Leung, T.H.T., An Incremental Compiler for Constructing PSN Knowledge Bases from ALVEN

    Specifications, 1983.

Jenkin, M., The Stereopsis of Time-Varying Imagery, 1984.

Fleet, D., The Early Processing of Spatio-Temporal Visual Information, (co-supervisor A. Jepson), 


Lobo, N., Directionally-Selective, Velocity-Sensitive Motion Detection, 1985.

Air, J., The Grouping of Image Primitives, 1985.

Nunes, J., Evidential Reasoning for the PSN Framework, 1985.

Buchanan, C., Determining Surface Orientation from Specular Highlights, 1986.

Shavit, E.,  A Prototype for Motion Processing in the Extrastriate Visual Cortex, 1989.

Drewery, K.,  GEMS: A Goal-Directed Animation System, 1989.

Culhane, S., An Implementation of an Attentional Beam for Early Vision, 1992. PDF

Lomas, D.,    Model-Driven Object Recognition: Complexity Issues, 1992. PDF

Lai, Y., Experiments with Motion Grouping,  October 1992. PDF

Wai, W., A Model for the detection of Image change , January 1994. PDF

Dolson, D., Hierarchical, Attentive Object Recognition, September 1997.  PDF

Liu, Q., Resolving Ambiguity in Computational Stereo, September 1998. PDF

Ruppell, T., The Use of a New Feature Contrast Operator for Pop-out Displays, Sept. 2001. PDF

Rothenstein, A., A Mission Plan Specification Language For Behaviour-Based Robots, Sept. 2002


Berestetsky, V. IBM Congese Program, A Program that plays Whist, April 2003. PDF

M.Sc. Theses (Computer Science, University of Western Ontario)

Mekuz, N.,  Shogi Student, March 2001.

M.A.Sc. Theses (Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto)

Levy-Mandel, A., Knowledge-Based Landmarking of Cephalograms, (co-supervisor A.

    Venetsanopoulos),  1984.

M.Sc. Theses (Computer Science and Engineering, York University)

Liu, Y., Localizing and Labelling Simple Motion Patterns in Image Sequences, Sept. 2002. PDF

Rotenstein, A. An Implementation of the S* Control Proposal, April 2003. PDF

Derpanis, K., 3D Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition, May 2003 (co-supervised by R. Wildes). PDF

Zhu, Y.,  Visually Tracking a Pointing Hand, June 2003. PDF

Zhou, K., Modeling Motion with the Selective Tuning Model, May 2004. PDF

Gryn, J. Automated Surveillance using Dominant Local Direction Templates, June 2004 PDF

Zaharescu, A., A Neurally-based Model of Active Visual Search, July 2004. PDF

Andreopoulos, A., Statistical Models of Appearance for Functional Analysis of Cardiac MRI,  May

    2005. PDF

Leung, E. T-H., Adaptive Enhancement of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (MR) Images, July 2005. PDF

Simine, E., Motion Model: Extending and Improving Performance and Providing  Biological Evidence

    for Motion Change Detectors, Dec. 2006. PDF

Acosta, J., Object Recognition and Tracking, October 2006

Shubina, K., Sensor Planning for 3D Object Search, Jan. 2007.  PDF

Fine, G., Examining the Feasibility of Face Gesture Detection Using a Wheelchair Mounted

    Camera, April 2009

Wloka, C., Integrating Overt and Covert Attention Using Peripheral and Central Processing Streams , Oct. 2012

M.Sc. Thesis (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)

Kruijne, W. Visuo-cognitive Routines: reinterpreting the theory of visual routines as a framework for visual cognition, Aug, 2011

B.A.Sc.  Theses (Engineering Science, University of Toronto)

Norman, S., A Methodology for Building an Incremental Compiler to Maintain the Knowledge Base

    Used for the Analysis of  Cinecardioangiograms, December 1978 (primary supervisor J.


Hawrylyshyn, P., An Interactive Display System for Motion Understanding Studies, April 1981.

Mak, L., CEDA: An Implementation of Colour Edge Detection Algorithms, April 1983.

Solomon, G., An Implementation of a Fast Boundary Detection Algorithm, April, 1983.

Ing, F., A Computer Vision System for Parts Identification, April 1984.

Ray, A., A Comprehensive Task Manipulation and Guidance System for RHINOXR-1 Manipulator Arm,

    Apr. 1984.

Poltoranos, T., An Implementation of Image Processing Algorithms on an Array Processor, April 1985.

Trant, T., An Implementation of Ullman's Structure-from-Motion Algorithm, April 1987.

Lantos, D.,  Colour-blob tracking with a Stereo Head, December 1997.

Chang, L., A Method for Verification of Frontal Faces in Real Time, December 1998.

Research Associates Supervised (U of Toronto):

Brian Down - 1990 - 1994; Topic: Machine Vision Algorithms for the Datacube

Research Associates Supervised (York U):

Markus Latzel - Oct.  2000 – July 2002 Topic: Object Tracking using Perspective Alignment

Albert Rothenstein, May 2001 – May 2003, Topic: The S* Strategy for Robot Control

Vintila, F., Dec. 2003 - Mar. 2006

Robinson, M., Oct. 2004 - Sept. 2007

Irina Kogan, research assistant Dec. 2003 - Feb. 2004

Inna Tsirlin, Research Assistant, Dec. 2003 - Feb. 2004

Ksenia Shubina, Research Associate, Feb. 2007 - Apr. 2008

Andrei Rotenstein, Research Associate,  Jan. 2010 - July 2012

Yulia Kotseruba, Research Associate,  June 2012 - Aug 2012

Bo Wang, Apr. 2012 - Jan. 2014

Technical Staff Supervised (U of Toronto)

Andrew Gullen, programmer, 1984-87

Yawar Ali, programmer, 1984-87

Sue Becker, programmer, 1984-87

Veronika Doma, programmer, 1990-91

Eugene Amdur, systems administrator, 1990-94

Mario Portoraro, programmer, 1994-95

Fernando Nuflo, programmer, 1993-96

Dale Singh, programmer, 1998

Konstantinos Derpanis, programmer, 1999 – 2001

Douglas Topalovic, programmer, 1999 – Aug. 2000

Technical Staff Supervised (York U)

Konstantinos Derpanis, programmer, 1999 – 2001

Douglas Topalovic, programmer, 1999 – Aug. 2000

Yongjian Ye, programmer, 2000 – 2002.

Luben Tuikov, programmer, 2001

Sotirios Stergiopoulos, programmer Sept. 2001 – June 2002.

Yueju Liu, programmer, Sept. 2002 – April 2003

Evgueni Simine, Lab Manager, May 2001 - Aug. 2003