Stan Birchfield

Stan Birchfield is a Principal Research Scientist, exploring the intersection of computer vision and robotics.  Prior to joining NVIDIA, he was a tenured faculty member at Clemson University (2003-2013), where he led research in computer vision, visual tracking, mobile robotics, and the perception of highly deformable objects.  He remains an adjunct faculty member at Clemson.  He also conducted research at Microsoft (2013-2016), was the principal architect of a commercial product at a startup company in the Bay Area (1999-2003), co-founded a startup with collaborators at Clemson (2011), and consulted for various companies over the years.  He has authored or co-authored a number of publications, as well as a textbook on image processing and analysis; and his open-source software has been used by researchers around the world.  He has regularly served on the program committees and editorial boards of various leading conferences and journals in computer vision and robotics.  He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1999. 

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