Doermann Named IEEE Fellow

Mon Dec 09, 2013

David Doermann, a senior research scientist in UMIACS, was recently named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

This distinction is reserved for select IEEE members—the total number of Fellows selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting IEEE membership. It recognizes those whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

Doermann was recognized for his exemplary record of research in document image analysis and multimedia information processing. His work on document-related problems involves page segmentation, labeling and classification, forms processing, zone discrimination, signature verification, modeling of handwriting, enhancement and document recovery tasks.

Recent projects have focused on synthetic data for information retrieval, image-based information retrieval, page decomposition, signature verification, compression, enhancement and retrieval.

Doermann’s video research includes segmentation and retrieval of compressed sequences based on structure and motion, video sequence visualization, genre classification, dynamic event detection, performance evaluation, video-over-IP, wireless video and pervasive networking and computing.

“David has truly embraced the UMIACS vision of interdisciplinary research in computing,” says UMIACS Director Amitabh Varshney. “His work spans several academic disciplines, and he readily collaborates with research faculty in computer science, electrical engineering, information studies, business, linguistics and other areas in the humanities.”