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Irfan Essa is the Associate Dean for Off-Campus and Special Initiatives in the College of Computing. He is also a professor in the School of Interactive Computing (IC) and an adjunct professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Essa works in the areas of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Perception, Robotics and Computer Animation, Machine Learning, and Social Computing, with potential impact on Video Analysis and Production (e.g., Computational Photography & Video, Image-based Modeling and Rendering, etc.) Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Behavioral/Social Sciences, and Computational Journalism research.
The author of more than 150 scholarly articles in leading journals and conference venues, Essa has received several best paper awards. He has been awarded the NSF CAREER Award and was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow. Also, he has held extended research consulting positions with Disney Research and Google Research and was an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute.
He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1996 after holding a research faculty position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Media Lab for eight years.
Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines
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Atlanta, GA 30332-3000
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