Professor of Practice
Professor of Practice
BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada)
Alexander C. Loui received his B.A.Sc. (Honors), M.A.Sc, and Ph.D. all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, and leads the Multimodal Analysis and Perception (MAP) Lab. Prior to that, he spent over 28 years in a number of technical and research leadership positions with Kodak Alaris (2013-18), Kodak Research Labs (1996-13), and Bell Communications Research (1990-96). Dr. Loui has been directing research and algorithm development on computer vision, image/video processing and analysis, video summarization, image management, and visual communications. His research interests also include machine learning and data mining algorithms for multimedia and AI applications. He has published over 100 refereed journal and conference papers and has been granted over 95 US patents in these areas.
Dr. Loui is a Senior Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and a Senior Editor of SPIE/IS&T Journal of Electronic Imaging. He had served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He had been an elected member of the IEEE ICME Steering Committee, IVMSP, MMSP, and MSA Technical Committees. He was Chair of the IEEE Rochester Section (2010-11), and Chair of the Rochester Chapter of IEEE Signal Processing Society (2005). Dr. Loui was named a Kodak Distinguished Inventor for his contributions to image understanding and management technologies. He is a recipient of the IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation Award and a Fellow of IEEE and SPIE.
- A. Soni, A. Loui, S. Brown, and C. Salvaggio, "High-quality multispectral image generation using conditional GANs," Proc. IS&T Electronic Imaging – Special Session on Drone Imaging I, Burlingame, CA, Jan. 2020.
- M. Kucer, A. Loui, and D. Messinger, "Leveraging expert feature knowledge for predicting image aesthetics," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Vol. 27, Issue 10, Oct. 2018.
- C. Zhang and A. Loui, "A coarse-to-fine framework for video object segmentation," Proc. IS&T Electronic Imaging – Visual Information Processing and Communication Conference, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 2017.
- M. Wood, M. Das, P. Stubler, and A. Loui, “Event-enabled intelligent asset selection and grouping for photobook creation,” Image and Vision Computing – Special Issue on Event-based Media Processing and Analysis, Vol. 53, Elsevier, Sept. 2016.
- W. Jiang, and A. Loui, “Video concept detection by audio-visual grouplets,” International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval (IJMIR), Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 223-238, Springer, Dec. 2012.
- M. Das, A. Loui, and A. Blose, “Visual feature localization for detecting unique objects in images,” book chapter on Multimedia Information Extraction: Advances in Video, Audio, and Imagery Analysis for Search, Data Mining, Surveillance and Authoring, Wiley/IEEE Computer Society Press, Oct. 2012.
- M. Park, M. Kumar, and A. Loui, “Saliency detection using region-based incremental center-surround distance,” Proc. IEEE Intern. Symposium on Multimedia, Dana Point, CA, Dec. 2011.
- Y.-G. Jiang, G. Ye, S.-F. Chang, D. Ellis, and A. Loui, "Consumer Video Understanding: A Benchmark Database and an Evaluation of Human and Machine Performance,” Proc. ACM Intern. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval, Trento, Italy, April 2011.