Guest Lecture by Ass.Prof. Mohammed Bennamoun
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Tuesday May 30, 2006, at 2.15 p.m.
TKK Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Lecture Hall M1, TKK Main Building, Otakaari 1, Espoo
Mohammed Bennamoun received his M.Sc. from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada in the area of Control Theory, and his PhD from Queen's /Q.U.T in Brisbane, Australia in the area of Computer Vision. He lectured Robotics at Queen's, and then joined QUT in 1993 as an Associate Lecturer. He then became a Lecturer in 1996 and a Senior Lecturer in 1998 at QUT. In Jan. 2003, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Western Australia as an Associate Professor. He was also the Director of a research Centre from 1998-2002. He is the co-author of the book ``Object Recognition: Fundamentals and Case Studies'', Springer-Verlag, 2001. He published over 90 journal and conference publications. He served as a guest editor for a couple of special issues in International journals, such as the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI). He was selected to give conference tutorials at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV'2002) and the International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (IEEE ICASSP) in 2003. He organized several special sessions for conferences; the latest was for the IEEE International Conference in Image Processing (IEEE ICIP) held in Singapore in 2004. He was on the program committee of many conferences including 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling (3DIM 2005). He also contributed in the organisation of many local and international conferences. His areas of interest include control theory, robotics, obstacle avoidance, object recognition, artificial neural networks, signal/image processing and computer vision. He served as a visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, The University of Paris 13, The University of Bourgogne and he is currently a visiting Professor at the Helsinki University of Technology.