David Fleet

David Fleet

Computer Science


On Leave


David Fleet is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and Chair of the Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He joined the University of Toronto in October, 2003. Prior to that David worked in the Digital Video Analysis and Perceptual Document Analysis Groups at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) for 4 years. Before that he was on faculty at Queen's University in Kingston. Prof. Fleet served as Associate Editor (2000-2003) and then as Associate Editor-in-Chief (2004-2008) for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI). He has also served as Program Co-Chair of IEEE CVPR (2003), ECCV (2014), and as Area Chair for numerous vision and learning conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NIPS, ICML). At present David serves on the Advisory Board for IEEE PAMI, and is a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

Research Interests: 

Computer Vision, Image Processing, Visual Perception, and Visual Neuroscience

Teaching Interests: 

Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Image Processing

Awards and Grants: 

  • Koenderink Prize, 2010 (for contributions to computer vision that withstood the test of time)
  • Best Paper Award, British Machine Vision Conference, 2009
  • Senior Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, 2005
  • Best Paper Award, ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 2003
  • PARC Excellence in Science Award, 2003
  • Best Paper Runner-Up Award, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2001
  • Marr Prize Honorary Mention, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 1999
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1996


See Google Scholar for links to publications


B.Sc. (Queen's), M.Sc.(Toronto), Ph.D.(Toronto)