Allen R. Hanson

Professor Emeritus
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Computer vision, image interpretation, mobile robotics, aerial image analysis, motion, stereo, 3-D reconstruction, sensor calibration, education.


Professor Hanson's research reflects a broad interest in computer vision and visual information processing, including knowledge-based image understanding, analysis of motion sequences, autonomous vehicle navigation, and parallel architectures for computer vision. Emphasis on practical systems is supported by research on databases for visual image processing, photo-interpretation of aerial images, biomedical image analysis, automated robotic manufacturing and assembly, real-time control of intelligent vehicles, and development environments for vision research.

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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Cornell University (1969); M.S. Electrical Engineering, Cornell University (1966); B.A. Electrical Engineering, Clarkson College (1964). After appointments at the University of Minnesota and Hampshire College, Professor Hanson joined the Computer Science faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1981, where he is currently Professor Emeritus.

Activities & Awards

Professor Hanson directs the Computer Vision Laboratory and founded Amerinex Artificial Intelligence Corporation and Dataviews Corporation (formerly VI Corporation), both of which are visual technology oriented companies located in the Amherst, Massachusetts area. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and AAAI and has served on the editorial boards of several technical journals.