Bob Fisher

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Prof. Robert Fisher has been an academic in the School of Informatics (originally in the former Department of Artificial Intelligence) at University of Edinburgh since 1984 and a full Professor since 2003. He received his PhD from University of Edinburgh (1987), investigating computer vision in the former Department of Artificial Intelligence. His previous degrees are a BS with honors (Mathematics) from California Institute of Technology (1974) and a MS (Computer Science) from Stanford University (1978). He worked as a software engineer for 5 years before returning to study for his PhD.

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He has been researching 3D scene understanding since 1982, and has worked on model based object recognition, range image analysis and parallel vision algorithms. The main topics of his recent research are:

This research is conducted in the Machine Vision Unit.

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Contact Details

School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
1.26 Informatics Forum
10 Crichton St
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
TEL: 44-131-651-3441
FAX: 44-131-650-6899

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