Welcome, Professor Robert Pless!

November 08, 2016

Effective January 1, 2017, Dr. Robert Pless will join the Department of Computer Science as the inaugural Patrick and Donna Martin Endowed Professor. 

Dr. Pless is presently a Professor of Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. His research is in the area of computer vision with applications to environmental science, medical imaging, robotics and virtual reality. He is particularly interested in data-driven and geometric techniques to more robustly understand images taken "in the wild" by exploiting the fact that cameras are incredibly precise measurement systems --- if they are calibrated properly, then the vast quantities of visual data they collect can help us to learn, understand, and manipulate the world around us.