I am a Professor of Computer Science at RIT, where I direct the Document and Pattern Recognition Lab. I hold a PhD and Master's in Computer Science, a BA with a minor in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Music degree, all from Queen's University, Canada.
My research interests include information retrieval, document recognition, pattern recognition, and machine learning. I was a Program Co-Chair for ICDAR 2023, and I previously chaired the ICFHR 2018, DRR 2012, and DRR 2013 conferences. I also serve on program committees for information retrieval conferences (e.g., SIGIR, and the new SIGIR-AP conference).
At RIT I teach courses on Information Retrieval (grad/undergrad) and Machine Learning (undergrad). I am also the head of the AI Cluster within the Computer Science department.
(PhD Student Opening): I am currently looking to recruit two PhD students to start in Fall 2024 (or Spring 2025, Fall preferred). Please see the dprl web pages for details.
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