David Fleet

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David Fleet is Cifar AI Chair and Professor of Computer Science in the Department of 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), then Associate Editor-in-Chief (2004-2008), and now sits on the Advisory Board of 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). He was Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2005-2019).  He has been a faculty member of the Vector Institute since 2017 (and Associate Research Director, 2018-2019).


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

Teaching Interests

Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision

Research Interests

Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Image Processing, and Visual Neuroscience

Awards and Grants

  • Lifetime Acheivement Award, Canadian Information Processing and Pattern Recognition Society, 2019
  • 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
  • Exceellence in Science Award, Palo Alto Research Center, 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


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