Kristin Dana



Phone:(848) 445-5253
Office:CoRE 514

Professor Kristin Dana joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1999. Her research interests include computer vision, robotics, AI, computational photography, and machine learning. She has recently received a $3 million, five-year National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NSF NRT) grant for her project, “SOCRATES: Socially Cognizant Robotics for a Technology Enhanced Society.”

By integrating technology with social and behavioral sciences, SOCRATES aims to develop and implement an innovative, transformative approach to STEM graduate education training.

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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1999
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1992
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cooper Union and New York University, New York, NY, 1990


  • Robotic Bridge Assessment, Project Contributor for 2014 Charles Pankow Award - American Society of Civil Engineering Innovation Award
  • Rutgers Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Service Award 2011
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2001
  • Sarnoff Technical Achievement Award 1994, for the development of a unique and practical algorithm to align infrared and visible images
  • NYU Computer Science and Engineering Award 1990
  • General Electric "Faculty of the Future" Fellowship 1990

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Convex Optimization
  • Novel Cameras
  • Camera Networks
  • Computer Graphics
  • Robotics
  • Computational Photography
  • Optics

Selected Publications

  1. Ashwin Ashok, Shubham Jain, Marco Gruteser, Narayan Mandayam,Wenjia Yuan, Kristin Dana, "Capacity of Screen-Camera Communications Under Perspective Distortions", Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 2015
  2. Prateek Prasanna, Kristin Dana, Nenad Gucunski, Basily Basily, Hung La, Ronny Lim, "Automated Crack Detection on Concrete Bridges", IEEE Transactions in Automation Science, pp. 1-9, October 2014
  3. S.K. Madan, K.J. Dana, and O.G. Cula. "Multimodal and Time-lapse Skin Registration", Skin Research and Technology, November 2014
  4. Kristin Dana, "3D Texture", in Encyclopedia of Computer Vision, Springer Major Reference Work, Katsushi Ikeuchi (Ed.), 2014
  5. Jayant Silva, Kristin J. Dana, "Color Matching for Metallic Coatings", Lecture Notes In Computer Science, Springer-Verlag,Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Advances in Visual Computing, pp. 335-344, 2009.

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