Kodak Research Labs
Alexander C. Loui obtained his B.A.Sc. (Honors), M.A.Sc, and Ph.D. all in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. After completing his Ph.D. in 1990, he joined Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies) in New Jersey as a Member of Technical Staff working on audiovisual compression technologies including MPEG and H.261, multipoint video conferencing, and video-on-demand services over ADSL/IP networks. He joined the Network Imaging Technology Center of Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester NY, in 1996. In 1998, he joined the Image Science Division at Kodak Research Labs (KRL) as a technical leader. Since 2007, he has been the Principal Investigator of the content understanding and recognition research initiative. He has led and contributed significantly to pioneering research on digital image and content management technologies and systems including event detection and classification, auto-albuming and composition algorithms, people recognition systems, content-based retrieval, and multimedia authoring systems.
Dr. Loui is currently directing the research effort on multimedia content recognition and semantic indexing at KRL. He has been an adjunct professor of the ECE Department, University of Toronto. He was a member of ISO/IEC MPEG, ITU-T Experts Group for Audiovisual Coding and Systems, and NCITS/L3.1. His research interests span the areas of semantic understanding and recognition, media indexing and retrieval, image processing, computer vision, and video communications. He has published over 60 refereed papers and authored over 50 fundamental patents and patent applications in these areas.
Dr. Loui has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, and SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging. He is an elected member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Systems and Applications. He is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing, Circuits and Systems, and Computer Society. He has been a session chair and member of organizing and technical committees in many conferences and workshops including ICME, ICIP, ISCAS, CVPR, ICCV, ACM, and SPIE. Dr. Loui was Chair of the Rochester Chapter of IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2005. He was the Treasurer of the IEEE Rochester Section for 2007-08. He is the Vice Chair of the IEEE Rochester Section for 2009.
Dr. Loui received an award for innovation in research and development of auto-albuming and digital stroytelling technology from Kodak in 1998. He received the CTO Patent Award for innovation and initiative in technology of potential benefit to Kodak and its customers. In 2008, he received the Distinguished Inventors’ Award from Kodak. Dr. Loui received the IEEE Rochester Section Volunteer Appreciation Award in 2005 and 2008. In 2007, he was elected an IEEE Fellow “for contributions to digital image content management systems”.Research Areas: