Yiannis Aloimonos

4475 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-1743
Ph.D., University of Rochester, New York (Computer Science)

Yiannis "John" Aloimonos is a professor of computer science and director of the Computer Vision Laboratory.

He has written more than 200 research publications on computer vision, especially on Active Vision. Aloimonos has contributed to the theory of computational vision in various ways, including the discovery of the trilinear constraints (with M. Spetsakis) and the mathematics of stability in motion analysis as a function of the field of view (with Cornelia Fermüller), which contributed to the development of omni directional sensors. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals (such as IEEE PAMI, CVIU, the Visual Computer, Pattern Recognition); has chaired several international and national conferences (CVPR, ICPR, 3DPVT); and is the co-author of four books, including one textbook on artificial intelligence.

Aloimonos has received awards for his work, including the Marr Prize Honorable Mention Award 1987, the Presidential Young Investigator Award from President Bush in 1990, and the Bodossaki Prize in AI and Computer Vision in 1994. His research has been supported over the years by NSF, NIH, ONR, DARPA, IBM, Honeywell, Dassault, Westinghouse, Google, Honda and the European Union. For the past five years, he has been working on cognitive systems under the project POETICON, and more recently under the NSF Cyberphysical Systems Program.

He received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Rochester in 1987. Aloimonos started at the University of Maryland in 1986. In 1993, he was a visiting professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden, and in 1994, he served as a visiting professor at the Institute FORTH in Crete, Greece.



Spetsakis M, Aloimonos Y.  1990.  A Unified Theory Of Structure From Motion. Proceedings of DARPA Image Understanding Workshop.

Aloimonos Y.  1990.  Perspective approximations. Image and Vision Computing. 8(3):179-192.


Aloimonos Y.  1989.  Unification and integration of visual modules. Proceedings Image Understanding Workshop.

Aloimonos Y, Brown CM.  1989.  On the kinetic depth effect. Biological cybernetics. 60(6):445-455.

Aloimonos Y.  1989.  Unifying Shading and Texture Through an Active Observer. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B. Biological Sciences. 238(1290):25-37.

Spetsakis ME, Aloimonos Y.  1989.  Optimal motion estimation. Workshop on Visual Motion, 1989.,Proceedings.

Aloimonos Y, Shulman D.  1989.  Learning early-vision computations. JOSA A. 6(6):908-919.


Spetsakis ME, Aloimonos Y.  1988.  Optimal Computing Of Structure From Motion Using Point Correspondences In Two Frames. Proceedings of Second International Conference on Computer Vision.

Nelson R, Aloimonos Y.  1988.  Using flow field divergence for obstacle avoidance in visual navigation. Science Applications International Corp, Proceedings: Image Understanding Workshop,. 2

Aloimonos Y, Weiss I, Bandyopadhyay A.  1988.  Active vision. International Journal of Computer Vision. 1(4):333-356.

Aloimonos Y, Swain M.  1988.  Shape from patterns: Regularization. International journal of computer vision. 2(2):171-187.

Aloimonos Y, Davis LS, Rosenfeld A.  1988.  The Maryland approach to image understanding. Science Applications International Corp, Proceedings: Image Understanding Workshop,. 1

Aloimonos Y, Brown CM.  1988.  Robust computation of intrinsic images from multiple cues. Advances in Computer Vision. 1:115-163.

Aloimonos Y.  1988.  Visual shape computation. Proceedings of the IEEE. 76(8):899-916.

Aloimonos Y.  1988.  Shape from texture. Biological Cybernetics. 58(5):345-360.


of at of Science U M C P. D. C, Spetsakis ME, Aloimonos Y, of at for Research U M C P. C A.  1987.  Structure from Motion from Line Correspondencies: New Results.

Ito E, Aloimonos Y.  1987.  Determining three dimensional transformation parameters from images: Theory. 1987 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Proceedings. 4:57-61.

Aloimonos Y, Shulman D.  1987.  Learning shape computations. Proc. DARPA Image.

Spetsakis ME, Aloimonos Y.  1987.  Spatiotemporal blur paths for image flow estimation (A). Journal of the Optical Society of America A. 4:35-35.



Aloimonos Y, Basu A, Brown CM.  1985.  Contour, orientation and motion. Proceedings: Image Understanding Workshop (Miami Beach, FL, December 9–10, 1985).


Aloimonos Y, Brown CM.  1984.  The relationship between optical flow and surface orientation. Proc. of the 7-th ICPR, Montreal-Canada.

Aloimonos Y, Brown CM.  1984.  Direct processing of curvilinear sensor motion from a sequence of perspective images. Proc. Workshop on Computer Vision: Representation and Control. 72:77-77.


Aloimonos Y, Kamgar-Parsi B.  1980.  Correspondence from Correspondence. Optical Society of America, Topical Meeting on Machine Vision.