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Demetri Terzopoulos

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Demetri Terzopoulos FRS FRSC[5] is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he directs the UCLA Computer Graphics & Vision Laboratory.[6][7][8][9]


Terzopoulos was educated at McGill University[9] where he was awarded an Honours Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1978 and a Master of Engineering degree in 1980, both in electrical engineering.[9][10] He went on to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was awarded a PhD in artificial intelligence in 1984 for research on the computation of visible-surface representations, advised by Shimon Ullman and Mike Brady.[3][4][10]

Career and research

Following his PhD, Terzopoulos was a research scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), a program leader at Schlumberger research centres in California and Texas, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Dynamic Graphics Project of University of Toronto, and Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University where he held a Lucy and Henry Moses Endowed Professorship in Science. He then moved to UCLA, where he has been Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science since 2005 and Distinguished Professor since 2012.[10]

Terzopoulos has also held adjunct, visiting, consultancy, and part-time positions at Schlumberger, IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel, Bell-Northern Research, the National Research Council of Canada, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Paris Dauphine University.[10]

Terzopoulos' research interests are in computer graphics,[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19] computer vision,[20][21][22][1][23][2][24][25][26][27][28] medical imaging,[29][30] computer-aided design, artificial intelligence and artificial life.

Terzopoulos has served on advisory committees at DARPA (United States), the National Science Foundation (United States), the National Institutes of Health (United States), the National Academies, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany).

Awards and honors

Terzopoulos was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009.[31] He is or was an ACM Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS),[5] a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), and a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), and a member of the European Academy of Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and Sigma Xi. Terzopoulos was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2014.[5] His certificate of election and candidature reads:

Demetri Terzopoulos is an internationally renowned researcher in both computer vision and computer graphics and his work has helped to unify these two fields. He co-invented the seminal "active contours" algorithm, which is widely used in computer vision. He pioneered the development of deformable models and their application to vision and graphics, as well as to related domains such as medical imaging and computer-aided design. In the field of artificial life, his ground-breaking work combines biomechanics with theories of intelligence, including motor control, perception, behaviour, cognition and learning, to yield remarkably realistic computer simulations of humans and other animals.[5]

In 2020, the IEEE Computer Society awarded Terzopoulos its Computer Pioneer Award "for a leading role in developing computer vision, computer graphics, and medical imaging through pioneering research that has helped unify these fields and has impacted related disciplines within and beyond computer science".[32][33]

In 2013, at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Terzopoulos was awarded a Helmholtz Prize for his 1987 ICCV paper with Kass and Witkin on active contour models.

In 2007, at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Terzopoulos was awarded the inaugural IEEE PAMI Computer Vision Distinguished Researcher Award for "pioneering and sustained research on deformable models and their applications".[34][35]

In 2006, at the 78th Academy Awards, Terzopoulos won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with John Platt for "their pioneering work in physically-based computer-generated techniques used to simulate realistic cloth in motion pictures."[36][37][38]


  1. ^ a b Kass, M.; Witkin, A.; Terzopoulos, D. (1988). "Snakes: Active contour models" (PDF). International Journal of Computer Vision. 1 (4): 321. CiteSeerX doi:10.1007/BF00133570. S2CID 12849354. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Demetri Terzopoulos publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b Demetri Terzopoulos at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b Terzopoulos, Demetri (1984). Multiresolution computation of visible-surface representations (PhD thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. hdl:1721.1/15380. OCLC 12379782.
  5. ^ a b c d Anon (2014). "Professor Demetri Terzopoulos FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
  6. ^ Demetri Terzopoulos author profile page at the ACM Digital Library Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ Demetri Terzopoulos at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ Demetri Terzopoulos's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  9. ^ a b c "TERZOPOULOS, Prof. Demetri". Who's Who. 2016 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)
  10. ^ a b c d Demetri Terzopoulos CV, UCLA
  11. ^ Vasilescu, M.A.O., Terzopoulos, D. (2004) "TensorTextures: Multilinear Image-Based Rendering", Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2004 Conference Los Angeles, CA, August, 2004, in Computer Graphics Proceedings, Annual Conference Series, 2004, 336–342. 
  12. ^ Terzopoulos, D.; Waters, K. (1990). "Physically-based facial modelling, analysis, and animation". The Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation. 1 (2): 73. doi:10.1002/vis.4340010208.
  13. ^ Terzopoulos, D.; Fleischer, K. (1988). "Modeling inelastic deformation". Proceedings of the 15th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques - SIGGRAPH '88. p. 269. CiteSeerX doi:10.1145/54852.378522. ISBN 978-0897912754. S2CID 1153140.
  14. ^ Terzopoulos, D.; Fleischer, K. (1988). "Deformable models". The Visual Computer. 4 (6): 306. doi:10.1007/BF01908877. S2CID 8743282.
  15. ^ Tu, X.; Terzopoulos, D. (1994). "Artificial fishes". Proceedings of the 21st annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques - SIGGRAPH '94. p. 43. doi:10.1145/192161.192170. ISBN 978-0897916677. S2CID 11892857.
  16. ^ Terzopoulos, D.; Platt, J.; Barr, A.; Fleischer, K. (1987). "Elastically deformable models". ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics. 21 (4): 205. CiteSeerX doi:10.1145/37402.37427.
  17. ^ Lee, Y.; Terzopoulos, D.; Walters, K. (1995). "Realistic modeling for facial animation". Proceedings of the 22nd annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques - SIGGRAPH '95. pp. 55. doi:10.1145/218380.218407. ISBN 978-0897917018. S2CID 890033.
  18. ^ Terzopoulos, D.; Waters, K. (1993). "Analysis and synthesis of facial image sequences using physical and anatomical models". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 15 (6): 569. CiteSeerX doi:10.1109/34.216726.
  19. ^ Daniel., Thalmann; Demetri., Terzopoulos; Netherlands), Eurographics Workshop on Animation and Simulation (6th: 1995: Maastricht (1995). Computer animation and simulation '95: proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop in Maastricht, the Netherlands, September 2–3, 1995. Springer. ISBN 9783709194355. OCLC 681828722.
  20. ^ Vasilescu, M.A.O.; Terzopoulos, D. (2002). "Multilinear Analysis of Image Ensembles: TensorFaces" (PDF). Computer Vision – ECCV 2002. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2350. p. 447. CiteSeerX doi:10.1007/3-540-47969-4_30. ISBN 978-3-540-43745-1.
  21. ^ Vasilescu, M.A.O.; Terzopoulos, D. (2003) "Multilinear Subspace Analysis for Image Ensembles,"  Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conf. (CVPR '03), Vol.2, Madison, WI, June, 2003, 93–99.
  22. ^ Vasilescu, M.A.O.; Terzopoulos, D. (2007). Multilinear Projection for Appearance-Based Recognition in the Tensor Framework (PDF). IEEE 11th International Conference on Computer Vision. pp. 1–8. doi:10.1109/ICCV.2007.4409067.
  23. ^ Brown, Christopher M.; Demetri, Terzopoulos (1994). Real-time computer vision. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521472784. OCLC 31865490.
  24. ^ Terzopoulos, D.; Metaxas, D. (1991). "Dynamic 3D models with local and global deformations: Deformable superquadrics". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 13 (7): 703. doi:10.1109/34.85659.
  25. ^ Terzopoulos, D. (1988). "The computation of visible-surface representations". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 10 (4): 417–438. doi:10.1109/34.3908.
  26. ^ Terzopoulos, D. (1986). "Regularization of Inverse Visual Problems Involving Discontinuities". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (4): 413–424. doi:10.1109/TPAMI.1986.4767807. S2CID 11715506.
  27. ^ Terzopoulos, D.; Witkin, A.; Kass, M. (1988). "Constraints on deformable models:Recovering 3D shape and nonrigid motion". Artificial Intelligence. 36: 91–123. doi:10.1016/0004-3702(88)90080-X.
  28. ^ Bir, Bhanu (2011). Distributed Video Sensor Networks. Springer. ISBN 9780857291271. OCLC 873746161.
  29. ^ McInerney, T.; Terzopoulos, D. (1996). "Deformable models in medical image analysis: A survey". Medical Image Analysis. 1 (2): 91–108. CiteSeerX doi:10.1016/S1361-8415(96)80007-7. PMID 9873923.
  30. ^ Ajit, Singh; Dmitry, Goldgof; Demetri, Terzopoulos (1998). Deformable models in medical image analysis. IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 978-0818685217. OCLC 39051073.
  31. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Demetri Terzopoulos". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013.,, 2009
  32. ^ "Computer Pioneer Award".
  33. ^ "Demetri Terzopoulos Selected to Receive 2020 IEEE Computer Society Women of the ENIAC Computer Pioneer Award".
  34. ^ ICCV 2007: Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Archived 2 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine,
  35. ^ "Demetri Terzopoulos at UCLA". University of California, Los Angeles.
  36. ^ Academy Awards for 2006, at the Internet Movie Database
  37. ^ Anon (2006). "Computer Science Professor Wins Oscar".
  38. ^ Discovery Channel: Science on the Red Carpet – Demetri Terzopoulos (Computer-Generated Simulation of Cloth) on YouTube

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