Azriel Rosenfeld

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Azriel Rosenfeld
Born (1931-02-19)February 19, 1931
Died February 22, 2004(2004-02-22) (aged 73)
Residence Flag of the United States.svg U.S.
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg United States
Fields Computer Scientist
Institutions University of Maryland, College Park
Doctoral advisor Ellis Kolchin (mathematician, Columbia University)
Doctoral students Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb
Narendra Ahuja
Saibal Banerjee
John Canning
Ramalingam Chellappa
Tsai-Chia Chou
Craig Cook
Peter Cucka
Larry Davis
Sven Dickinson
David Doermann
Zoran Duric
Charles Dyer
Jan-Olof Eklundh
Sandor Fejes
Noah Friedland
Jinhong Guo
Robert Haar
Ralph Hartley
Kenneth Hayes, Jr.
Martin Herman
TsaiHong Hong
Yubin Hung
Robert Kirby
Leslie Kitchen
Vikrant Kobla
Todd Kushner
Chia-Hoang Lee
Peter Lemkin
Robert Lieberman
Avraham Margalit
Majed Marji
David Milgram
Doron Mintz
David Morgenthaler
Roger Nagel
Nathan Netanyahu
Jo Ann Parikh
Shmuel Peleg
John Pfaltz
Tsaiyun Phillips
Matti Pietikäinen
Zygmunt Pizlo
Manjit Ray
Wallace Rutkowski
William Sacco
Anupam Shah
Bruce Shapiro
C. Allen Sher
Christian Shin
Saad Sirohey
James Snively, Jr.
James Strong, III
Scott Thompson
Gordon VanderBrug
Rand Waltzman
Kwangyoen Wohn
Angela Wu
Known for pioneering contributions to digital image analysis
Notable awards IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (1985)
King-Sun Fu Prize (1988)
Norbert Wiener Award of the IEEE (1995)

Professor Dr. Azriel Rosenfeld (February 19, 1931 – February 22, 2004) was an American Research Professor, a Distinguished University Professor, and Director of the Center for Automation Research at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, where he also held affiliate professorships in the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Psychology. He held a Ph.D. in mathematics from Columbia University (1957), rabbinic ordination (1952) and a Doctor of Hebrew Literature degree (1955) from Yeshiva University, and honorary Doctor of Technology degrees from Linkoping University, Sweden (1980) and Oulu University, Finland (1994), an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Yeshiva University (2000), and an honorary degree from the Technion (posthumously in 2004). He was a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (1994).

Professor Rosenfeld was widely regarded as a leading researcher in the world in the field of computer image analysis. Over a period of nearly 40 years he made many fundamental and pioneering contributions to nearly every area of that field. He wrote the first textbook in the field (1969); was founding editor of its first journal (1972); and was co-chairman of its first international conference (1987). He published over 30 books and over 600 book chapters and journal articles, and directed nearly 60 Ph.D. dissertations.

Professor Rosenfeld's research on digital image analysis (specifically on digital geometry and digital topology, and on the accurate measurement of statistical features of digital images) in the 1960s and 1970s formed the foundation for a generation of industrial vision inspection systems that have found widespread applications from the automotive to the electronics industry.

Professor Rosenfeld was a ba'al koreh (Torah Reader) at Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington for many years until he moved to Baltimore in 2001.

In honor of the memory of Professor Rosenfeld, ICCV gives the biennial Azriel Rosenfeld Award to a living person in the recognition of an outstanding life-time contribution to the field of image understanding or computer vision.

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