Richard Wildes is associate director of the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) project, a member of the Centre for Vision Research and an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Lassonde School of Engineering. He is appointed as a Tier I Chair. He is the recipient of a Sarnoff Corporation Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE D.G. Fink Prize Paper Award for his Proceedings of the IEEE publication “Iris Recognition: An Emerging Biometric Technology.” He has twice been invited to present lectures to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. His research interests include computer vision, video understanding, machine vision applications and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Richard P. Wildes received the PhD degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. Subsequently, he joined Sarnoff Corporation (now SRI) in Princeton, New Jersey, as a Member of the Technical Staff in the Vision Technologies Group. In 2001, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at York University.
Honours include receiving a Sarnoff Corporation Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE D.G. Fink Prize Paper Award for his Proceedings of the IEEE publication “Iris Recognition: An Emerging Biometric Technology” and twice giving invited presentations to the US National Academy of Sciences.
- computational vision
- image processing
- artificial intelligence