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Robert Laganiere is a professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ottawa. He is also a Faculty member of the VIVA research lab and is the co-author of several scientific publications and patents in content-based video analysis, visual surveillance, object recognition and 3D reconstruction.
Robert authored the OpenCV2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook (2011) and co-authored Object Oriented Software Development (2001). He co-founded Visual Cortek in 2006, an Ottawa-based video analytics startup that was later acquired by iWatchLife in 2009 where he also assumes the role of Chief Scientist. Since 2011, Robert is also Chief Scientist at Cognivue Corp, a leader in embedded vision solutions.
Robert has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from INRS-Telecommunications, Montreal.
Fields of Interest
- Computer Vision
- Image and Video Analysis
- Visual Surveillance