Shaun Canavan

Shaun Canavan

Assistant Professor

ENB 315 | 813-974-3137 |

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Dr. 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. Dr. Canavan has published in top conferences such as CVPR, FG, and BTAS. He joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL in Fall 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

Technical Program Committee, European Conference on Computer Vision (2014)
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