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.

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His PhD graduates are: Emilio Agustin Molina, Cigdem Beyan, Edvaldo Bispo, Scott Blunsden, Dibio Borges, Jay Bradley, Toby Breckon, Li Dong Cai, Michael Cameron-Jones, Helmut Cantzler, Adam Clayden, Hanz Cuevas Vélasquez, Andrew Fitzgibbon, Herman Gomes, Julian Hebekost, Luis Horna Carranza, Xuan (Phoenix) Huang, Howard Hughes, Kiyoon Kim, Nanbo Li, Xiang Li, Tim Lukins, Steven McDonagh, Maurizio Pilu, Can Pu, Rowland Sillito, William Smith, Yaoru Sun, and David Wren.

Look here for information about applying to study for a PhD or MSc in Informatics at Edinburgh. The School is recruiting PhD students (mainly UK) into their EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

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School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
1.11 Bayes Centre
47 Potterrow
Edinburgh EH8 9BT
TEL: 44-131-651-3441
plus code: WRW7+54

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