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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 problem-solving.
Dr. Cohen has published more than 50 articles in leading journals and peer-reviewed conferences. He is also the author of CGI/Perl et JavaScript, La Création de Pages HTML Interactives (Eyrolles, 1996), 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.