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[View Image]uichi Motai is currently an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA after moving from University of Vermont. He studied in both Japan and USA, and completed his Ph.D. with the Robot Vision Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. His first laboratory work was in Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory at Keio University in 1990-1991, where he wrote his bachelor thesis on a psycho-physiological experiment, color matching between computer display and actual object. He wrote his master thesis on 3D object reconstruction by depth from focus using a single camera at Image Informatics laboratory at Kyoto University in 1991-1993. He then spent 4 years as a tenured research scientist in an industrial laboratory called Intelligent Systems Lab, image processing division, where he built an infrared image sensing systems for detecting human's behavior. In 1997, he started working for his Ph.D. in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. His thesis was on 3D robot vision system for acquiring an object model with human-computer interaction framework. He spent more than 3 years on this project funded by Ford Motor Company. He has been selected for more than 10 prestigious fellowships and awards (NSF CAREER, VCU Presidential Research Incentive Award, American Cancer Society Institutional Award, NIH, and ARL), and has been invited to over 50 research seminars from the top universities and research companies. [View Image] He has granted over 10 Ph.D as an adviser, and has published 4 research books, over 100 top journals and conferences papers as a corresponding author. He was ONR SFRP Visiting Summer Senior Faculty, Naval Research Lab, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, AFOSR-AFRL/RI Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) at Air Force Research Lab, Rome AFB, NY, and AFRL-ASEE SFFP at the Air Force Research Lab in Hanscom AFB, MA. His research interests are in the broad area of sensory intelligence, especially of medical imaging, computer vision, and robotics. He is an excellent father of two kids, and a dedicated husband.

(804)828-1281 | ymotai@vcu.edu

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