Director, Document and Pattern Recognition Lab (dprl)
Department of Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY, USA)
PhD (Comp. Sc.), MSc, BMusic, BA (Queen's University, Canada); Curriculum Vitae
I am a Professor of Computer Science at RIT. My research interests include pattern recognition, machine learning, information retrieval, programming languages and human-computer interaction. I direct the Document and Pattern Recognition Lab (dprl) and am affiliated with the Intelligent Systems Area in the Computer Science Department.
MS Projects (Fall 2015): Available project topics can be found online here (login with your CS credentials - my projects start with `rlaz' or `mtf-rlaz').
Please click on the links above for information about my teaching, research, publications (including .pdfs), software produced by or associated with the dprl, and resources for students.
News (dprl News)
NTCIR-12 MathIR Competition. I am co-organizing the NTCIR-12 Math Information Retrieval Task for the NTCIR-12 conference being held in Tokyo (June, 2016). Papers from participants will be reviewed by competition organizers and indexed in DBLP.
IJDAR Editorial Board. I will serve on the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) starting in Fall 2015. IJDAR is the leading international journal specializing in document recognition research.
CICM Talk. I gave an invited talk on math search interfaces and search engines at the Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics in Washington, DC (July, 2015; Math Search for the Masses).
ICFHR 2018. Along with R. Manmatha and Venu Govindaraju, I will be chairing the 2018 International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition in Rochester. The next ICFHR will be held in Shenzhen, China in Oct. 2016.
Nostalgia: Computer Science House. Joe Geigel recently found a video made for SIGGRAPH 1995 of Computer Science House (CSH) at RIT, a special interest residence where undergraduates interested in computing live, work and play together (CSH Web Page). Within the Department of Computer Science itself, the Computer Science Community (CSC) hosts talks and social events.