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My email:      kobus AT sista DOT arizona DOT edu

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Lab : Interdisciplinary Visual Intelligence (IVILAB)

Teaching: Current [ ISTA 410/510 ]   |   All courses taught

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I am a professor of computer science at the University of Arizona. I have appointments with Computer Science, the School of Information: Science, Technology, and Arts (SISTA), and Electrical and Computer engineering (ECE). I also serve as faculty for BIO5, Cognitive Science, and Statistics. Before coming to Arizona, I was a post doctoral fellow in computer vision at the University of California at Berkeley. I did my Ph.D. in computer science at Simon Fraser University, specializing in colour constancy. My research interests include image and video understanding, learning and fitting models of biological form, the application of computer vision to the organization and effective use of large image collections, and physics based vision problems such as understanding scene illumination.


Recent IVILAB news

  • Dec 1, 2015
    We are pleased to announce a PostDoc position for the Big Mechanism project. Please refer to the official UA job announcement linked here for details. If you are interested, please apply soon. We hope to make offers mid December.
  • May 1, 2015
    Congratulations to Jinyan Gaun for getting her paper "Moderated and Drifting Linear Dynamical Systems" accepted to ICML. Her coauthors are Kyle Simek, Ernesto Brau, Clay Morrison, Emily Butler, and Kobus Barnard.
  • April 27, 2015
    Congratulations to Warren Smith for his successful defense of his Masters thesis in statistics.
  • November 8-9, 2014
    The IVILAB CompTIES research group hosted a very successful workshop on computational social interaction. This was held at Biosphere 2 near Tucson Arizona. We are very thankful for NSF support for this workshop. For more information please visit the workshop webpage.
  • July 15, 2014
    A collaboration between SISTA, MCB, and CS at UIC has been awarded a grant to study inferring biological pathways relevant to cancer from academic articles. The grant ($3.6M, for 42 months) is part of the recently introduced Big Mechanism program (DARPA). Read more. >>
  • April 17, 2014
    Congratulations to Kyle Simek, for being selected as a Galileo Circle Scholar.
  • April 09, 2014
    Congratulations to Yekaterina Kharitonova, for being selected for a very prestigious Generation Google Scholarship. Way to go Kate!
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