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Dr. Greg Mori was born in Vancouver and grew up in Richmond, BC. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. He received an Hon. B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 1999. He spent one year (1997-1998) as an intern at Advanced Telecommunications Research (ATR) in Kyoto, Japan. After graduating from Berkeley, he returned home to Vancouver and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Mori's research interests are in computer vision, and include object recognition, human activity recognition, human body pose estimation. The main thrust of his research has been in exploring methods for analyzing images of people. Dr. Mori has done pioneering work in the use of "exemplar" methods for localizing human figures in still images. He has also developed techniques for incorporating image segmentation into the recognition of human figures, in particular to segment and recognize human limbs and torsos in still images. Dr. Mori has also developed methods for object recognition in cluttered scenes. He has applied those techniques to break the "CAPTCHA" word-recognition puzzles, work that was featured in the New York Times. Dr. Mori has served on the program committee of major computer vision conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV), and was the program co-chair of the Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) in 2006 and 2007. Dr. Mori received the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the SFU Computing Science Student Society in 2006. Dr. Mori received the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) Award for Research Excellence and Service in 2008.
For more information on Greg’s research: http://www.cs.sfu.ca/research/groups/VML/projects.html or http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~mori/research/