Professor John Tsotsos
, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Expertise: computer vision, artificial intelligence, visually-guided robotics, human perception, vision systems applications, active vision, visual attention
John Tsotsos is currently the Distinguished Research Professor of Vision Science at York University, where he also holds the NSERC Tier I Canada Research Chair in Computational Vision. He was Director of the highly respected Centre for Vision Research at York University from 2000 to 2006. His research efforts span the areas of computer vision, computational neuroscience, human vision, artificial intelligence and robotics. His research combining active vision with robotics and the close collaboration he established with Prof. Pineau (McGill University) and the NCFRN partner CrossWing Inc. are of particular relevance for the network. He and his team successfully implemented algorithms on an autonomous robotic wheelchair with manipulator for door-finding-and-opening behavior. He is recipient of the 2006 Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society Award for Research Excellence and Service, of the 1stPresident’s Research Excellence Award by York University in 2009. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Sciences, Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences in 2010.