The Lassonde School of Engineering currently has two Tier I and one Tier II Canada Research Chairs:
- Tier I Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision
- Tier I Canada Research Chair in Computational Vision
- Tier II Canada Research Chair in Planetary Science
Scroll down to read more about their respective research activities and biographies.
Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision (Tier I)
Dr. Michael Brown
Dr. Michael Brown is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Lassonde School of Engineering and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision. Dr. Brown’s research aims to improve the understanding of the physical world through camera images by investigating image formation models that describe how incoming light (i.e. physical scene irradiance) is converted to camera sensor responses under different imaging scenarios. His work involves designing novel in-camera imaging algorithms that produce image outputs suitable for both photographic and scientific tasks. His research program is strongly aligned with York University’s $33.3 million Canada First Research Excellence Fund program, Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA), which focuses on research in biological and computational computer vision.
Learn more here: http://www.cse.yorku.ca/~mbrown/
Canada Research Chair in Computational Vision (Tier I)
Dr. John Tsotsos
Dr. John Tsotsos is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Computational Vision. Dr. Tsotsos also holds Adjunct Professorship positions in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. Between 2000 and 2006 he was the Director of the Centre for Vision Research (CVR) and in 2014 he became the Founding Director of the Centre for Innovation in Computing at Lassonde. His research interests span the areas of computer vision, computational neuroscience, human vision, artificial intelligence and robotics. Dr. Tsotsos is a recipient of the 2006 Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society Award for Research Excellence and Service, and received the first President’s Research Excellence Award, awarded by York University in 2009. More recently, Dr. Tsotsos was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Sciences, Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences in 2010 and was awarded the Sir John William Dawson Medal for Excellence in multidisciplinary research in 2015.
Learn more here: http://jtl.lassonde.yorku.ca/
Canada Research Chair in Planetary Science (Tier II)
Dr. Isaac Smith
Dr. Isaac Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering and a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Planetary Science. Dr. Smith is a planetary scientist whose research focuses on the atmospheric, surface, and subsurface processes related to ice on Mars. Dr. Smith joined York University following his appointment at the Planetary Science Institute where he held a scientist position. Dr. Smith is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship which enabled him to undertake research activities at Le Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique at Sorbonne University in Paris.
Learn more here: https://sharad.psi.edu/~ibsmith/