Artificial Animals: Biomechanics, Locomotion, Perception, Behavior, Learning & Cognition in Simulated Physical Worlds
Demetri Terzopoulos (PhD '84 MIT) is Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he leads the Visual Modeling Group and is a Canada Council Killam Fellow. He also leads the Computer Graphics Animation research group at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA. Prior to joining the University of Toronto in 1989, he was a program leader at Schlumberger corporate research centers in California and Texas. His published works include more than 200 scientific articles and several volumes, primarily in computer vision and graphics, and also in medical imaging, computer-aided design, artificial intelligence, and artificial life. Professor Terzopoulos' contributions have been recognized with awards from the IEEE, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the International Digital Media Foundation, Ars Electronica, NICOGRAPH (Japan), and the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society. He has received three of Canada's most prestigious research fellowships and five University of Toronto Excellence Awards. He has served on DARPA, NIH, and NSF advisory committees and was program co-chair of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'98).