CCNY PRISM Lecture Series

Computer Vision, Robotics and Human-Computer Interaction

2004 - 2009

The lecture series on Computer Vision, Robotics, and Human-Computer Interaction is organized to cope with an NSF MII project (NSF grant No. CNS-0424539) for planning a Center for Perceptual Robotics and Intelligent Sensors & Machines (PRISM) in the Grove School of Engineering (SOE) at the City College of New York (CCNY).  The topics of the seminars  include computer vision, robotics, machine learning, distributed systems, and human-computer interaction. The purposes are to excite interest, foster collaboration, and increase the visibility of the research and education of the distributed perceptual robotics, computer vision, and intelligent systems among the faculty and student community at CCNY and CUNY. Additionally, the purpose is to help us shape the establishment of the PRISM Center at CCNY in the future. We invite world-renowned researchers and educators in these fields to give lectures in the areas of their expertise. The lectures will be open to any faculty, researchers, or students within or outside of CCNY.

December 11, 2006
Contact and Deformation Modeling for Interactive Environments
Jing Xiao
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina -Charlotte

November 13, 2006
Towards Strongly Cooperative Multi-Robot Teams: Dealing with Heterogeneity and Faulty Systems
Lynne E. Parker
Department of Computer Science
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

November 08, 2006
Application of Insights from Robotics to Molecular Biology
Oliver Brock
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst

October 25, 2006
Coordination of Motion-enabled Sensor Nets
Rafael Fierro
Oklahoma State University

October 18, 2006

IBM Smart Surveillance System (S3): A Open and Extensible Framework for Event Based Surveillance
Ying-Li Tian

Research Staff Member
Exploratory Computer Vision Group
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

August 31, 2006
Sensor/Actuator Coordination and Applications
Jingdong Tan
Michigan Technological University

August 2, 2006
Video Mosaicing for Non-Chronological Time Editing
Shmuel Peleg
School of Computer Science and Engineering
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

April 3, 2006
Distributed Control: from Robots to Networks
John T. Wen
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Director, Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

March 15, 2006
Towards a Networked Robotic Observatory
Gaurav S. Sukhatme
Department of Computer Science
Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems
University of Southern California

March 07, 2006
Airborne Remote Sensing Applications, Systems and Algorithms
Harvey E. Rhody, Ph.D.
Professor of Imaging Science
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Rochester Institute of Technology

February 22, 2006
Applied Nonlinear Control: Opportunities and Challenges
Zhong-Ping Jiang
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  
Polytechnic University (Brooklyn)

November 16, 2005
Energy-efficient, Fault-tolerant Collaborative Processing in Sensor Networks
Hairong Qi
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of  Tennessee, Knoxville

November 9, 2005
Embedded, Real-Time Control of a Resource-Constrained CRAWLER Robot
Richard M. Voyles
Department of Computer Science
University of Minnesota

October 24, 2005
Nano Robotic Manipulation and Assembly Using an Atomic Force Microscope
Ning Xi
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michigan State University

August 1, 2005
HCI in Physical-Information Dual Space
Guangyou Xu
Chair Professor of Computer Science, Tsinghua University
Director, Key Lab of  Pervasive Computing, Ministry of Education, China

May 13, 2005,  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Constraint Maintenance in Adaptive Behavior-Based Robot Systems
Roderic A. Grupen
Computer Science Department
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

May 13, 2005, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Computer Vision Research at UMass Amherst
Allen R. Hanson and Edward M. Riseman
Computer Science Department
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

April 15, 2005
 Human Computer Intelligent Interaction
Thomas. S. Huang
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

October 11, 2004
Motion Layer Extraction in the Presence of Occlusion Using Graph Cuts  
Mubarak Shah
Computer Vision Lab, School of Computer Science
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816

Supported by

                                           NSF                   CCNY-SOE

Contact:  Zhigang Zhu <>  or Jizhong Xiao <>