Carnegie Mellon University

Takeo Kanade

Takeo Kanade

Courtesy Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor, Computer Science Department

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


My research interests are in the areas of computer vision, visual and multimedia technology, and robotics. Common themes that my students and I emphasize in performing research are the formulation of sound theories which use the physical, geometrical, and semantic properties involved in perceptual and control processes in order to create intelligent machines, and the demonstration of the working systems based on these theories.

My current projects include basic research and system development in computer vision (motion, stereo and object recognition), recognition of facial expressions, virtual(ized) reality, content-based video and image retrieval, VLSI-based computational sensors, medical robotics, and an autonomous helicopter.