Charles R. Dyer
Professor Emeritus of Computer Sciences and
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Computer vision, image analysis
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland, 1979
Charles Dyer is Professor Emeritus of Computer Sciences and
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of
Wisconsin - Madison, where he was on the faculty from 1982 to 2017.
He served as Chair of the Department of Computer Sciences from 1990 to 1993,
and as Associate Chair from 1987 to 1990.
He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of
Maryland in 1979, his M.S. degree in computer science from UCLA in 1974,
and his B.S. degree in mathematical sciences from Stanford University in 1973.
He worked in the field of computer
vision for over 35 years and published over 150 technical
His research spanned a broad range of topics in computer vision and image analysis including
2D and 3D shape and image representations such as
quadtrees, aspect graphs, and pyramid algorithms; 3D scene reconstruction;
object and face recognition; texture analysis; and image segmentation.
Dr. Dyer is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the International Association
for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
He was awarded the
Visiting Fellowship at Exeter College, University of Oxford
for 1999-2000. He was an associate editor of the journals
Machine Vision and Applications
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and
Machine Intelligence. He was General Co-Chair of the
2003 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference,
and Program Co-Chair
of this same conference in 1996.
Finally, he is a member of the
Alumni Hall of Fame in the Department
of Computer Science at the University of Maryland.