Dr.  David G. Stork Digital Library

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David G. Stork


Dr. David G. Stork is a graduate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland at College Park and is currently Rambus Fellow at Rambus Labs, where he leads research in its Computational Sensing and Imaging Group.  The breadth of his interests and contributions is revealed through the academic departments and programs in which he has held faculty positions:  Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Art and Art History, variously at Wellesley and Swarthmore Colleges and Clark, Boston and Stanford Universities. He is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), of the International Academic, Research and Industry Association (IARIA), of the Society for Photographic Instrumentation and Engineering (SPIE), and of the Optical Society of America (OSA); he is also Senior Member of IEEE and a Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Member of the Society for Image Science and Technology (IS&T).  He has published eight books/proceedings volumes, including "Pattern Classification" (2nd ed., Wiley) with R. O. Duda and P. E. Hart, which has been translated into three languages and used in courses in over 290 universities worldwide, "Seeing the Light:  Optics in nature, photography, color, vision and holography" (Wiley), "Computer image analysis in the study of art," "Computer vision and image analysis of art I" and "Computer vision and image analysis in the study of art II" (SPIE), the first three volume in this discipline, and "Physics of Sound."  He co-edited the first book on computer speechreading ("lipreading"), "Speechreading by humans and machines:  Models, Systems and Applications" (Springer) and edited "HAL's Legacy:  2001's computer as dream and reality" (MIT), which compared the computer science visions in the 1968 feature film '2001:  A Space Odyssey` with actual developments in computer science, all in the namesake year.  He also co-created the PBS television documentary '2001: HAL's Legacy' based on his book.  He holds 48 US patents and has published numerous technical papers on computational imaging, human and machine learning and perception of patterns, physiological optics, image understanding, concurrency theory, theoretical mechanics, optics and image processing and received several "best paper" awards.  He has served on the editorial boards of six international journals and has delivered many plenary, invited or distinguished lectures at universities and conferences (atop over 300 traditional invited colloquia and seminars).  Stork is also an accomplished orchestral musician and appears on eight professional compact disk recordings, an avid world traveler, and a beginning, yet enthusiastic, glider pilot.

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