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Kristin Dana, Ph.D.

Dr. Kristin Dana, is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her research is in computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, optics and computer graphics. She is the inventor of the "texture camera" for convenient measurement of reflectance and texture. Dr. Dana is also a member of Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, a member of Graduate Faculty of the Computer Science Department, and an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Dana received the PhD from Columbia University (NY,NY) in 1999 and the MS degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992, and a BS degree in 1990 from the Cooper Union (NY,NY). From 1992-1995 she was on the research staff at Sarnoff Corporation developing real-time motion estimation algorithms for applications in defense, biomedicine and entertainment industries. She is the recipient of the General Electric "Faculty of the Future" fellowship in 1990, the Sarnoff Corporation Technical Achievement Award in 1994 for the development of a practical algorithm for the real-time alignment of visible and infrared video images, and the 2001 National Science Foundation Career Award for a program investigating surface science for vision and graphics.