Dr. Peter Meer and ECE Alumnus Dorin Comaniciu Win Longuet-Higgins Prize

The Longuet-Higgins Prize is an award given annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), for 'fundamental contributions in Computer Vision'.

The award recognizes CVPR papers from ten years past that have made a fundamental impact on computer vision research. The medal is named after theoretical chemist and cognitive scientist H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins.

At the 2010 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Professor Peter Meer with the coauthors Dr. Dorin Comaniciu, an ECE alumnus (Ph.D., 2000), and Dr. Visanathan Ramesh, both with Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, received the Longuet-Higgins prize for fundamental contributions in computer vision in the past ten years.

The original paper, "Real-Time Tracking of Non-Rigid Objects using Mean Shift" appeared in 2000 CVPR and used the previously developed mean shift algorithm in a new application for tracking in real-time objects which can also change their shape during the recorded sequence.