David Jacobs

Professor
4421 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-6802
(301) 314-911
Education: 
Ph.D., MIT (Computer Science )
Special Awards/Honors: 
2011 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award
Biography: 

David W. Jacobs is a professor in the Department of Computer Science.

His research has focused on human and computer vision, especially in the areas of object recognition and perceptual organization.

Jacobs has also published articles in the areas of motion understanding, memory and learning, computer graphics, human computer interaction, and computational geometry. He has served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and has assisted in the organization of many workshops and conferences, including serving as program co-chair for CVPR 2010. Jacobs and his co-authors received honorable mention for the best paper award at CVPR 2000. He also co-authored a paper that received the best student paper award at UIST 2003.

In collaboration with researchers at Columbia University and the Smithsonian Institution he created Leafsnap, an app that uses computer vision for plant species identification, for which he and his collaborators were awarded the 2011 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award.

Jacobs received a B.A. degree from Yale University in 1982. From 1982 to 1985 he worked for Control Data Corporation on the development of data base management systems, and attended graduate school in computer science at New York University. From 1985 to 1992 he attended MIT, where he received M.S. and doctorate degrees in computer science.

From 1992 to 2002, Jacobs was a research scientist and then a senior research scientist at the NEC Research Institute. In 1998 he spent a sabbatical at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, and in 2008 spent a sabbatical at the Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan. Jacobs joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland in 2002.

Publications

2000


Jacobs DW, Weinshall D, Gdalyahu Y.  2000.  Classification with nonmetric distances: image retrieval and class representation. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 22(6):583-600.

Chen HF, Belhumeur PN, Jacobs DW.  2000.  In search of illumination invariants. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2000. Proceedings. IEEE Conference on. 1:254-261vol.1-254-261vol.1.

Liu Z, Jacobs DW, Basri R.  2000.  Convexity in Perceptual Completion. KLUWER INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE.
:73-90.

1999


Boyer KL, Sarkar S, Feldman J, Granlund G, Horaud R, Hutchinson S, Jacobs DW, Kak A, Lowe D, Malik J.  1999.  Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision.

Weinshall D, Jacobs DW, Gdalyahu Y.  1999.  Classification in non-metric spaces. Proceedings of the 1998 conference on Advances in neural information processing systems II.
:838-844.

Jacobs DW, Basri R.  1999.  3-d to 2-d pose determination with regions. International Journal of Computer Vision. 34(2):123-145.

1998


Alter TD, Jacobs DW.  1998.  Uncertainty propagation in model-based recognition. International Journal of Computer Vision. 27(2):127-159.

Jacobs DW, Weinshall D, Gdalyahu Y.  1998.  Condensing image databases when retrieval is based on non-metric distances. Computer Vision, 1998. Sixth International Conference on.
:596-601.

Basri R, Roth D, Jacobs DW.  1998.  Clustering appearances of 3D objects. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:414-420.

Jacobs DW, Belhumeur PN, Basri R.  1998.  Comparing images under variable illumination. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:610-617.

Basri R, Costa L, Geiger D, Jacobs DW.  1998.  Determining the similarity of deformable shapes. Vision Research. 38(15–16):2365-2385.

1997


Jacobs DW.  1997.  Linear fitting with missing data: applications to structure-from-motion and to characterizing intensity images. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1997. Proceedings., 1997 IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:206-212.

Basri R, Jacobs DW.  1997.  Recognition using region correspondences. International Journal of Computer Vision. 25(2):145-166.

Jacobs DW, Basri R.  1997.  3-D to 2-D recognition with regions. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1997. Proceedings., 1997 IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:547-553.

Basri R, Jacobs DW.  1997.  Constancy and similarity. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 65(3):447-449.

Jacobs DW.  1997.  Matching 3-D models to 2-D images. International Journal of Computer Vision. 21(1):123-153.

1996


GROVE AJ, Jacobs DW.  1996.  Space/time trade-offs for associative memory. Pattern Recognition, 1996., Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on. 4:296-302vol.4-296-302vol.4.

Jacobs DW.  1996.  Robust and efficient detection of salient convex groups. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 18(1):23-37.

Basri R, Jacobs DW.  1996.  Matching convex polygons and polyhedra, allowing for occlusion. Applied Computational Geometry Towards Geometric Engineering.
:133-147.

Jacobs DW.  1996.  The space requirements of indexing under perspective projections. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 18(3):330-333.

1995


Williams LR, Jacobs DW.  1995.  Stochastic completion fields: a neural model of illusory contour shape and salience. Computer Vision, 1995. Proceedings., Fifth International Conference on.
:408-415.

1994


Jacobs DW, Chennubhotla C.  1994.  Segmenting independently moving, noisy points. Motion of Non-Rigid and Articulated Objects, 1994., Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE Workshop on.
:96-103.

Alter TD, Jacobs DW.  1994.  Error propagation in full 3D-from-2D object recognition. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1994. Proceedings CVPR '94., 1994 IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:892-898.

Jacobs DW.  1994.  Generalizing invariants for 3-D to 2-D matching. Applications of Invariance in Computer Vision.
:415-434.

Grimson WEL, Huttenlocher DP, Jacobs DW.  1994.  A study of affine matching with bounded sensor error. International Journal of Computer Vision. 13(1):7-32.

Alter TD, Jacobs DW.  1994.  Error propagation in 3D-from-2D recognition: Scaled-orthographic and perspective projections. Proceedings: ARPA Image Understanding Workshop, Monterey, California.

Jacobs DW, Chennubhotla C.  1994.  Finding structurally consistent motion correspondences. Pattern Recognition, 1994. Vol. 1 - Conference A: Computer Vision Image Processing., Proceedings of the 12th IAPR International Conference on. 1:650-653vol.1-650-653vol.1.

1993


Jacobs DW.  1993.  2D images of 3-D oriented points. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1993. Proceedings CVPR '93., 1993 IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:226-232.

1992


Jacobs DW.  1992.  Space efficient 3-D model indexing. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1992. Proceedings CVPR '92., 1992 IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:439-444.

Grimson W, Huttenlocher D, Jacobs DW.  1992.  A study of affine matching with bounded sensor error. Computer Vision—ECCV'92.
:291-306.

1991


Clemens DT, Jacobs DW.  1991.  Model group indexing for recognition. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1991. Proceedings CVPR '91., IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:4-9.

Jacobs DW.  1991.  Optimal matching of planar models in 3D scenes. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1991. Proceedings CVPR '91., IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:269-274.

Clemens DT, Jacobs DW.  1991.  Space and time bounds on indexing 3D models from 2D images. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 13(10):1007-1017.

1989


Jacobs DW.  1989.  Grouping for recognition. AI Memos (1959 - 2004).

1987

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