Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
areas of expertise: computing, computer vision, medical image analysis and processing, image guided surgery, activity recognition
Eric Grimson is a professor of computer science and engineering at MIT, and holds the Bernard Gordon Chair of Medical Engineering at MIT. He is currently serving as the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
He received a BSc (High Honors) in mathematics and physics from the University of Regina in 1975 and a PhD in mathematics from MIT in 1980.
Grimson currently heads the Computer Vision Group of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, which has pioneered state-of-the-art systems for activity and behavior recognition, object and person recognition, image database indexing, image guided surgery, site modeling and many other areas of computer vision.
Grimson is a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a fellow of the IEEE, and was awarded the Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Engineering at MIT.
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