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.
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:
variations on the interpretation tree model matching algorithm,
automatic model acquisition applied to engineering objects and buildings,
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School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
1.26 Informatics Forum
10 Crichton St
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Here is a map to my office in the
Informatics Forum. Enter via the main entrance on Crichton Street.
Cross the atrium floor to go up the stairs/elevator 1 floor.
My office is 1.26, which is almost on the opposite side of the atrium.
Here is a Google map link with a streetside view.