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Bio
In 1980 I was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and founded the Computer Vision Research Group in the department and soon afterwards the Technical Report series Research in Biological and Computational Vision (1984 - 96).
I moved to York University in Toronto in January 2000 to become the Director of York's Centre for Vision Research - a spectacular collection of scientists and labs from many disciplines within vision science - with a primary appointment in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering. I served as Director until November 2006, where among other accomplishments, I defined the administrative, financial, and research infrastructure of the centre, expanded its membership, and shepherded the centre through a major external evaluation where it was ranked within the top six inter-disciplinary vision research centres in the world. In 2003 I was awarded the NSERC Tier I Canada Research Chair in Computational Vision and this will continue until 2017. I am also an Adjunct Professor in both the departments of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. In June 2008, I was named Distinguished Research Professor of Vision Science at York University.