Shahriar Negahdaripour


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Shahriar Negahdaripour received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Inst. of technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, in 1979, 1980 and 1987, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii in Manoa from January 1987 to June 1991, before joining the University of Miami in August 1991 as an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, promoted to Professor rank in June 1999. His research in the field of computer vision focuses on optical and sonar/acoustic imaging for undersea applications, including the integration of visual cues in 2-D optical and forward-look sonar images for 3-D target reconstruction, classification, and identification. He has published more than 150 journal and conference papers in the area of computer vision and underwater applications. He is an editorial board member for the Computer Vision Image Understanding journal. He has served as the general chair of two most prestigious IEEE conferences in computer vision, namely IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in 1991 and IEEE Int. Symposium on Computer Vision in 1995, and on the technical committee of several other conferences. He has been an IEEE OES Fellow since 2012, and served as the Chair of IEEE OES Fellow Committee from 2013 to 2017.


1987Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1980M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1979B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

1999 - Professor, University of Miami
2016 - 2017Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Bari
2015 - 2015Visiting Professor, University of Verona
2013 - 2014Visiting Research Scientist, NATO CMRE
2010 - 2010Visiting International Scholar, Heriot Watt University
1991 - 1999Associate Professor, University of Miami
1998 - 1998Visiting Research Professor of Ocean Engineering, Florida Atlantic University
1995 - 1995Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii
1987 - 1991Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii
1988 - 1988Visiting Research Professor, University of Maryland
1982 - 1986Research Assistant, MIT
1985 - 1985Research Engineer, Thinking Machines Corp
1984 - 1985Instructor, Northeastern University
1983 - 1985Instructor, University of Massachusetts
1984 - 1985Consulting Engineer, Scientific System Inc.
1984 - 1984Adjunct Faculty, Boston University
1980 - 1982Research Staff, MIT
1979 - 1980Research Assistant, MIT

Research Interests

Computer Vision and Application to Visually-Guided Robotics platforms; Optical & Underwater Sonar Image Interpretation