James L. Crowley, Professeur,
James L. Crowley is a Professor (CE2) at Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (G-INP),
where he teaches courses in Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at Enismag. He performs his research at the INRIA
research center in
Montbonnot, France where he directs the INRIA Project team Pervasive
Interaction. He is a member of the Laboratoire Informatique de Grenoble
(LIG). Professor Crowley has edited two books, five special
issues of journals, and authored over 250 articles on computer vision
and mobile robotics, with over 11,000 Citations (Google
Scholar) and an h-index of 51.
In Sept. 2011, James Crowley was appointed as Senior Member of the l'Institut Universitaire de France (IUF).
In Mar. 2014, James Crowley was named Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite.
Over the last 30 years,
professeur Crowley has made fundamental
contributions to computer vision and mobile robtics. These include
early innovations in multi-resolution
and multi-scale computer vision,
perception and navigation for
mobile robots, architecture
systems, multi-sensor fusion, robust
for observing human activity, appearance-based
techniques for object
recognition and navigation, and observation
human activity for context
aware environments and ambient
Professor Crowley directs
INRIA Project Group PRIMA,
at the INRIA Grenoble
Rhone-Alpes Research Centre.The objective of project PRIMA
is to elaborate the science and technology of smart, interactive
environments. An interactive environment is a environment capable of
perception, action and communication with human inhabitants. PRIMA
seeks to render environments sensitive to people and their activities.
With this ability, the environment can become a collaborator, capable
of offering services based on informatics and communications
technologies. PRIMA is part of the Grenoble
Informatics Laboratory (LIG)
at the Universities of Grenoble.
The research activities of
professor Crowley combines 4 themes:
- Invariant, Robust visual
perception based on appearance,
- Robust, Component-based
architectures for perception based
on autonomic programming techniques,
- Observation and modeling of
human acitvities based on situation
- New forms of multi-modal
man-machine interaction based on machine
perception and situation modeling.
In 2008, Professor Crowley
directed the creation of the Master
of Science in
Grenoble (MoSIG). The MoSIG
program offeres a 2 year, European
Standard, English-language, Master of Science with
specialisations in Graphics-Vision-Robotics, AI and the Web, Mobile
Interactive Systems, and Parallel Distributed Embedded Systems.
From 1994 to 1998, Prof.
Crowley served coordinator ot the
Computer Vision Network (ECVnet), the EC "Network of Excellence" in
Computer Vision. From 1993 to 2001, Professor Crowley coordinated the
marie-Curie networks SMART and SMART II whose subject was the
development of techniques for surveillance and monitoring. He has
served as the technical coordinator of project ESPRIT basic research
project BRA 3038/EP 7108, "Vision as Process" from 1989 to 1995. He has
participated in a total of 14 European Projects since 1986 including
the early FP II project P940 "Depth and Motion Analysis".
Professor Crowley was one of the first research faculty hired in
January 1980 for the Carnegie
1982 to 1985 he directed the Laboratory for Household
Robotics at CMU, where he developed systems for world modeling and
navigation using computer vision and ultrasonic range sensors. Versions
of these systems have been used in several commercial mobile robots.
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1982, Carnegie-Mellon University
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1977, Carnegie-Mellon University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1975, Southern Methodist University
- Elected member of the Administrative Council of the COMUE University Grenoble Alpes.
- Elected member of the
administrative council of l'UMR LIG - Grenoble Informatics Laboratory
- Member of the Scientific Committee of INRIA Grenoble
Alpes Research Center
- Member of the Research Habilitation Committee for Informatics and
Applied Mathematics of
University of Grenoble-Alpes.
- Co-Director of Master
Science in Informatics at Grenoble
- Member of the Scientific Comittee (CoS) of INRIA Grenoble Rhone Alpes
- Member of the Comité d’Orientation du Pôle de Compétitivité Minalogic
- Director of the INRIA
Project Pervasive Interaction.
Recent Responsabilities :
- Vice-Président du
Conseil de l'ENSIMAG
(président du conseil restreint).
- President of the Research Direction
Habilitation Committee of
- Délégué adjoint of the Association GRILOG (Grenoble-Isère Logiciel)
- Chargé de Mission
Contrats du Laboratoire LIG
- Responsable du
Comité des Thèses de
l’INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes
- Membre de la Commission des
Contrats de l’INPG
- Directeur du Laboratoire
GRAVIR (UMR 5527) de 2003
- Membre du Comité
de Pilotage de l’INPG
pour la réforme de la nouvelle LOLF (2005-2006)
- Membre CSE ENSIMAG
- Member "Board of Editors" Robotics
and Autonomous Systems,
- General Chair or Co-Chair
for the following International
International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Cambridge Mass, Oct
3rd Smart Objects and Ambient Intelligence, Grenoble Oct 2005.
IEEE Conference on Face and Gesture Recognition, Grenoble, March 2000
99, International Conference on
Vision Systems, Las Palmas,
- Program co-Chairman for the
2011, International Conference on Vision Systems, Sophia Antipolis
- AMI 2008,
Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Nuremberg, Nov 2008
International Conference on Vision Systems, Graz, April 2003.
- ICPR 2000, Bacelona,
Spain, September 2000.
- ICPR '96, Vienna,
Austria, August 96.
- Co-Program Chair for
Vision and Robotics, 1999 IEEE CVPR,
Fort Collins, June 1999.
- Area Chair/Editor for International
Conference on Robotics and Automation
(IEEE-ICRA) in 2009,
- Publications Chairman,
I.R.O.S '97, Grenoble, September
- General Chairman of
Symposium on Robotics Systems: SIRS '93
(Zakopane) SIRS '94 (Grenoble), SIRS '95 (Pisa), SIRS '96 (Lisbon) and
SIRS '97 (Stockholm).
- Member of program commitees:
EUSIPCO-88, IROS-89, IAS-89, ECCV-I
(90), 7th SCIA (91), ECCV-II (92), IAS-III (93). ECCV-III (94), IROS
'94, IAS IV (95), ECCV
'96, IROS '96, FGR '96, ICIAP '97, PUI
97, FGR '98, ECCV '98, SIRS 98,IAS '98, CVPR 98, IROS 98, IMVIP 98,
ICPR 98, IAS 98, IROS 99, Eurobot 99, SIRS 99, ICIAP 99, IHM
99, IMVIP 99, IEEE CVPR 99, IEEE ICRA 2000, ECCV 2000, IAS 00, IROS
2000, ORASIS 2001, ICRA 2000,, ICMI 2000, ICVS 2001, ScaleSpace 01,
CVPR 2001, ICRA 2001, PUI 2001, UbiComp 2001, FG 2002, IAS 2002, ICPR
2002, UBICOMP 2002, IROS 2002, ICMI 2002, UBICOMP 2003, ScaleSpace
2003, sOc 03, ICIP 03, ICCV 03 AMFG 04, ICMI 03, RFIA 2004, IAS 2004,
ECCV 2004,FG 2004, ICPR 2004, CVPR 2004, ICMI 2004, EUSAI
2004, , PETS 05, CVPR 2005, ICRA 2005, IROS 2005, Interact 2005, ICCV
2005, ICVS 06, ECCV 06, CVPR 06, ICPR 06, IROS 2006, ICVS 2007, ICRA
2007, CVPR 2007, INTERACT 2007, ICDL
2007, LOCA 2007, ICCV 2007 ICRA
2008, ICRA 2007, AMI 2007, ICRA 2008, ICVS 2008, CVPR 2008, ECOOP 2008,
ECAI 2008, AMI 2008, ICMI 2008, INTERACT 2009, CVPR 2009, ICCV 2009,
ICVS 2009, ICMI 2009, CVPR 2010, ICRA 2010.
- Expert for the European
Commission ESPRIT, TMR, IST and ICT
programs since 1988.
- Expert panelist for the NSF
Most of these papers are .pdf
formated for European A4 paperFeatured Paper: N. Gourier, D. Hall, J. L. Crowley, “Facial features detection robust to pose, illumination and identity”, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybertnetics, SMC (1) 2004: pp 617-622.
Doctoral Thesis, "A
Representation for Visual Information",
Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1981. (US
8-1/2 by 11)
List of Journal Papers.(Updated
List of Papers in
International Conferences and Symposia.(Updated 25
List of Papers in Workshops.(Updated
15 August 2004)
List of Books
and book chapters.(Updated 25
List of Selected Tutorials.(Updated
1 December 1996)
Notes from classes taught in
1996/2009 (in French and English).
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