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2008 IAPR Fellows


Bhabatosh Chanda

For contributions to the theory and practice of digital image processing and analysis.


Emlyn Roy Davies

For contributions to the theory and practice of machine vision and its promotion through education, authorship and society activities.


Mário A. T. Figueiredo

For contributions to unsupervised and supervised learning, image analysis, and wavelet-based image restoration.


Robert B. Fisher

For contributions to 3D computer vision and the development of online resources important to the research community.


Atsushi Imiya

For contributions to randomized model fitting approaches in pattern recognition and computer vision, and to discrete geometry.


Mohamed S. Kamel

For contributions to fundamental, applied and industrial problems in pattern recognition and neural networks.


Mineichi Kudo

For contributions to pattern classification and feature extraction.


Brian C. Lovell

For contributions to video and medical image analysis and service to the IAPR.


Fionn Murtagh

For contributions to clustering and analysis of massive and high dimensional data, with applications to astronomy.


Masaki Nakagawa

For contributions to handwriting recognition and its applications.


Mark Nixon

For contributions to biometrics and computer vision.


Marcello Pelillo

For contributions to graph-theoretic and optimization-based approaches in pattern recognition and computer vision.


P. Jonathon Phillips

For contributions to face recognition and evaluation methodologies.


Nalini K. Ratha

For contributions to biometric authentication.


Sudeep Sarkar

For contributions to computer vision, particularly perceptual organization, segmentation and grouping, and to the evaluation of vision algorithms.


David G. Stork

For contributions to pattern recognition education, machine learning, speech recognition, and the application of computer vision to the study of art.


Tamás Szirányi

For contributions to stochastic models and learning methods for video event analysis, and to energy optimization-based image and video segmentation.


Massimo Tistarelli

For contributions to computer vision, and biometrics research and education.


Best Scientific Paper Awards

Motion, Tracking, Video Analysis

Yuping Shen, Nazim Ashraf, Hassan Foroosh, “Action Recognition Based on Homography Constraints”


Signal Theory and Representation

Karthik Gurumoorthy, Ajit Rajwade, Arunava Banerjee, Anand Rangarajan, “Beyond SVD: Sparse Projections Onto Exemplar Orthonormal Bases for Compact Image Representation”


Multimedia Processing and Content-Based Information Retrieval

Yoon Bai, Choonseog Park, Yoonsuck Choe, “Relative Advantage of Touch Over Vision in the Exploration of Texture”


Document Analysis and Recognition

Michael Donoser, Horst Bischof, Silke Wagner, “Using Web Search Engines to Improve Text Recognition”


Bioinformatics and Biomedical Applications

Gunnar Läthén, Jimmy Jonasson, Magnus Borga, “Phase Based Level Set Segmentation of Blood Vessels”


Fingerprint Recognition

Abhishek Nagar, Karthik Nandakumar, Anil Jain, “Securing Fingerprint Template: Fuzzy Vault with Minutiae Descriptors”



IBM Best Student Awards

Image Modelling and Scene Understanding

Xi Zhou, Xiaodan Zhuang, Hao Tang, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Thomas Huang, “A Novel Gaussianized Vector Representation for Natural Scene Categorization”


Statistical Pattern Recognition

Son Joken, Naoya Inoue, Yukihiko Yamashita, “Numerical Analysis of Mahalanobis Metric in Vector Space”


Superresolution and Inpainting

Zafer Arican, Pascal Frossard, “Super-Resolution from Unregistered Omnidirectional Images”


Handwriting Recognition

Jose A. Rodriguez, Florent Perronnin, Gemma Sanchez, Josep Llados, “Unsupervised Writer Style Adaptation for Handwritten Word Spotting”


Bioinformatics and Biomedical Applications

Florence Cloppet, Arnaud Boucher, “Segmentation of Overlapping/aggregating Nuclei Cells in Biological images”


Fingerprint Recognition

Javier Galbally, Raffaele Cappelli, Alessandra Lumini, Davide Maltoni, Julian Fierrez, “Fake Fingertip Generation from a Minutiae Template”



Best Industry Related Paper Award 2008

Multimedia Processing and Content-Based Information Retrieval

Yuyu Liu, Yoichi Sato, “Recovering Audio-To-Video Synchronization by Audiovisual Correlation Analysis”



Piero Zamperoni Best Student Paper Award

Motion, Tracking, Video Analysis

Ming Zhao, Chi-kit Ronald Chung , “Critical Congurations of Lines to Geometry Determination of Three Cameras”



Best Biometrics Student Paper Award

Bappaditya Mandal, Xudong Jiang and Alex Kot, “Verification of Human Faces Using Predicted Eigenvalues”