University of Washington
Time: Thursday July 13, 11 AM
Biography: Dieter Fox is a Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he heads the UW Robotics and State Estimation Lab. From 2009 to 2011, he was also Director of the Intel Research Labs Seattle. Dieter obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn, Germany. His research is in robotics and artificial intelligence with a focus on state estimation and perception applied to various problems in robotics and activity recognition. He has published more than 170 technical papers and is the co-author of the textbook “Probabilistic Robotics.” He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AAAI, and he received several best paper awards at major robotics, AI, and computer vision conferences. He was an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, program co-chair of the 2008 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and program chair of the 2013 Robotics: Science and Systems conference.