Installation Ceremony: SCS Dean Martial Hebert

  • Gates Hillman Centers
  • Rashid Auditorium 4401
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President Farnam Jahanian and Provost James H. Garrett, Jr. invite you to the Installation Ceremony of Martial Hebert as the sixth dean of the School of Computer Science.

 A leading researcher in computer vision and robotics, Martial Hebert was recently named dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s top-ranked School of Computer Science.

A faculty member since 1984 and a full professor since 1999, Hebert previously served as the director of CMU’s Robotics Institute, which is the world’s largest robotics education and research institution. His own research interests focus on computer vision. He has led research on fundamental components of computer vision, such as scene understanding, object recognition and applying machine learning to computer vision. To meet the needs of a rapidly expanding industry, he created the nation’s first master’s degree program in computer vision, a degree which is still offered at Carnegie Mellon.

A native of France, Hebert earned a doctorate in computer science at the University of Paris in 1984. He then accepted an appointment to the Robotics Institute, where he joined the Autonomous Land Vehicles program, a precursor of today’s research on self-driving vehicles. He led major research programs in autonomous systems, including ground and air vehicles, where he and his colleagues made key advances in the areas of perception for environment understanding and human interaction.

Hebert is a member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation, and the IEEE Computer societies. Throughout his career, he has published hundreds of refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings, and has contributed to multiple edited volumes. He currently serves as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Computer Vision.

REGISTRATION  requested by Wednesday, 22 January 2020.

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