Computer Sciences Dept.

Charles R. Dyer

Professor Emeritus of Computer Sciences and
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Picture of Charles R. Dyer
Research Interests:
Computer vision, image analysis


  • "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; un-rewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
    -- Calvin Coolidge
  • "Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into an exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more."
    -- Steve Prefontaine
  • "You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
    -- Ansel Adams
  • "There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."
    -- Norman Vincent Peale
  • "In every life, no matter how full or empty one's purse, there is tragedy. It is the one promise life always fulfills. Thus, happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it but to delight in it when it comes. And to add to other people's store of it."
    -- Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby (1839)

My Former Self

1969 1972 1972 1973
1988 1994 2000 2005
2005 2006 2007 2011

Running Achievements

  • Madison Half-Marathon: 1:34:12 (2009)
  • Crazylegs 8K: 33:20 (2009)
  • Chicago Marathon: 3:28:59 (2008)
  • Prato, Italy Half-Marathon: 1:35:02 (2005)
  • Madison Syttende Mai: 2:02:18 (1986)
  • Boston Marathon: 2:41:11 (1978)
  • 2 Mile: 9:23 (1969)
  • Mile: 4:22 (1969)

Department of Computer Sciences | University of Wisconsin - Madison