Isaac Cohen received an MS degree in Applied Mathematics and
Automatics in 1989 from the University Paris-IX-Dauphine in France.
He completed, with honors, his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the
same institution in 1992, the thesis of which was "3-D Deformable
Models for Medical Image Segmentation." Following the receipt of his
doctorate, he joined the Institut National de Recherche en
Informatique et Automatique (INRIA) in Rocquencourt, France, as a
Senior Researcher. He focused his research efforts primarily on
medical imaging in the EPIDAURE team, 2-D and 3-D image segmentation,
deformable models and elastic matching of curves and surfaces.
Dr. Cohen subsequently co-created the AIR lab, where he worked on the
segmentation and analysis of environmental satellite image sequences.
In 1997, Dr. Cohen joined the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent
Systems and the Integrated Media Systems Center (NSF-ERC) at the
University of Southern California, where he is an Assistant Research
Professor. His current research in computer vision includes video
segmentation, detection and tracking of moving objects, the
spatio-temporal representation of video streams and perceptual user
interfaces. He developed a state-of-the-art application for the
detection and tracking of moving objects for use in unmanned air
vehicles (UAVs). The software has been licensed to three major
aerospace corporations, and future releases are under
development. Dr. Cohen is co-directing the Communication initiative at
the Integrated Media System Center where he is leading an effort to
develop an aware and interactive workspace for collaborative
Dr. Cohen has published more than 50 articles in leading journals and
peer-reviewed conferences. He is also the author of CGI/Perl et
which has been translated into other languages. Dr. Cohen was the program
co-chair of the IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing: MOTION'05,
held at Breckenridge, CO. Dr Cohen is member of
IEEE and of member of various conference program committees: Computer
Vision and Pattern Recognition 2001, International Conference on
Computer Vision 2003...
Dr. Cohen is a native of Morocco, and currently resides with his wife
Jamie and their twins Estelle Miriam and Marcel Joseph in Marina del Rey, CA.