Update: I’ve graduated from OSU and am now working at IQ Engines. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to use OSU’s web space, so I’ve moved my SIFT library to GitHub: http://robwhess.github.com/opensift/. My other code and projects will most likely no longer be available unless I find some other web space, so get ‘em while you can.
I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Oregon State University. My primary research interests are Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, and my thesis work involves designing algorithms to understand American football in video. My advisor is Alan Fern. I’m also working with Ron Metoyer on methods for visualizing the diversity of multivariate data sets and Paul Paulson on integrating Linux kernel development into the operating systems curriculum here at OSU.
In my spare time, I work with the Coalition of Graduate Employees, AFT Local 6069, which is the union that represents graduate teaching and research assistants at OSU. If I have time left over after that (which is seldom), I like brewing beer, and reading books, and appreciating baseball. I also sometimes pretend I know something about photography.
You can explore my work on this website.