Shaun Canavan


Assistant Professor

ENB 315
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Shaun Canavan received his PhD in Computer Science from Binghamton University in 2015. During the summer of 2012 he was a visiting faculty member of the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, New York where he worked on 3D object reconstruction from 2D images. After his PhD, he was co-director of the Graphics and Image Computing Lab, as well as a Research Assistant Professor in the Freshman Research Immersion program at Binghamton University where he mentored undergraduates on research in biometrics, HCI, and machine learning. He has published in top conferences such as CVPR, FG, and BTAS. He joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida in the fall of 2017.

Research Interests:
Computer vision; face and sketch recognition; expression analysis; human computer interaction; facial feature detection and tracking

Teaching Interests:
Computer vision; biometrics; human computer interaction; data structures and algorithms; object oriented programming

PhD in Computer Science, Binghamton University (2015)
MCIS in Computer Information Systems, Youngstown State University (2008)
BS in Computer Science, Youngstown State University (2006)

Honors and Awards:
• Selected for and attended 2nd annual Student Research Summit GE Global Research, 2013.
• Travel grant to attend the International Joint Conference on Biometrics Doctoral Consortium, 2011.
• NSF travel fellowship to attend Sino-USA Summer School in Vision, Learning, and Pattern Recognition, 2010.

Key Activities:
• Reviewer for Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
• Reviewer for European Conference on Computer Vision
• Reviewer for Face and Gesture Recognition
• Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Image Processing, and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Parts A and B
• Reviewer for SIBGRAPI Tutorials
• Technical Program Committee, European Conference on Computer Vision, 2014