Professor Gregory Dudek
NCRN Scientific Director
McGill University , School of Computer Science
Expertise: mobile robotics, robotic sensing, automated navigation, exploration, autonomous mapping, sensor-based robotics, computer vision, scene representation, object recognition
Gregory Dudek is a James McGill Chaired Professor and the Director of the McGill School of Computer Science and former Director of the McGill Research Center for Intelligent Machines. He is the head of the Mobile Robotics Laboratory, where a dozen enthusiastic graduate students currently work on sensor-based robotics, multi-robot systems, and vision for robots. This involves a substantial body of work on vision for underwater systems, both with respect to vehicle design, control and perception. His group tries to answer questions such as how a robot can describe its world, how to pick actions that lead to a better understanding of the world, and how a human and a robot can communicate effectively. Prof. Dudek’s work and expertise are internationally recognized with more than 200 papers published in top-tier conferences, a great many invited lectures at renowned universities, and three published books, including “Computational Principles for Mobile Robotics”, together with Prof. Michael Jenkin. He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the J.-A. Bombardier Prize from l'Association francophone pour le savoir. He is currently the President of the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS).