Leonid Rudin

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Leonid Rudin
EducationMSci. & PhD. (Computer Science & Computational Imaging Science
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology (Caltech)
OccupationComputer Scientist
Known forCo-founder and CEO of Cognitech

Leonid Rudin is an American computer scientist known as the co-founder and CEO of Cognitech.[1] He is one of the leaders in the Forensic Video Image processing field.[2]


Rudin holds an MSci. and PhD., degrees in Computer Science and Computational Imaging Science from California Institute of Technology (Caltech).


Rudin has worked in the computer software industry for decades.[citation needed] He pioneered Total Variation Minimization approach in Image Processing and Analysis.[3]

Rudin is the first author of a highly cited original paper in image processing.[4] He is the co-founder of Forensic Video Processing and 360 Forensic Photogrammetry fields.[5] Between 1989 and 2008, he served as "Principal R&D Investigator" for Defense Advanced Project Agency (DARPA).[6] In 1992, he co-authored and co-designed the first commercial Forensic Video software known as "Video Investigator".[7]

In 1988, Rudin co-founded Cognitech, a company that develops forensic video enhancement software & hardware.[8][9] Between 2000 and 2008, he served as "Prncipal R&D Investigator" for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).[10]

Rudin has several USPTO Patents.[11] He is a member of professional associations such Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),[12] American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS),[13] and American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).[14]

Awards and honors[edit]

Rudin is the winner of 2010 American Technology Award for PiX2GPS and the winner of DePrima Mathematics Applications Award.[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Adam Vrankulj,"Cognitech Inc announces certification course on forensic video processing for end users". biometricupdate.com. 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  2. ^ "Cognitech Donations of 25 Forensic Video Tri-Suite Software Research Licenses". forensicmag.com. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  3. ^ Rudin, L.; Monasse, P.; Ping Yu (2005). "Epipolar photogrammetry: A novel method for forensic image comparison and measurement". IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2005. pp. III-385. doi:10.1109/ICIP.2005.1530409. ISBN 0-7803-9134-9. S2CID 14885862.
  4. ^ "Lenny Rudin - Publications". semanticscholar.org. Retrieved 2019-10-11.[ambiguous]
  5. ^ "Cognitech Announces Educational Donation of 25 Forensic Video Tri-Suite software Research Licenses to the University of Colorado, National Center for Media Forensics". prweb.com. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  6. ^ "Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security". spie.org. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  7. ^ Frank Klimko"The Evidence Is Conclusive, Video Helps Solve Crimes". creativeplanetnetwork.com. 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  8. ^ "OPD gets free facial recognition/video enhancement software to target Occupy Oakland". indybay.org. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  9. ^ "Cognitech's Face Fusion 3D". daetechsystems.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  10. ^ "L. Rudin's research while affiliated with University of the Balearic Islands and other places". Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  11. ^ "Cognitech, Inc. Announces Participation in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific Meeting and a US Patent Award". prweb.com. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  12. ^ "International Conference on Image Processing". Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. 1996. pp. iii–xxxi. doi:10.1109/ICIP.1996.560483. ISBN 0-7803-3259-8.
  13. ^ "Upcoming AAFS Annual Meeting". cerias.purdue.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  14. ^ "(PDF) Section: Photography and Imaging Bibliography". academia.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-11.[title missing]
  15. ^ "Cognitech is the 2010 Winner of the American Technology Award". cognitech.com. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 2019-10-11.